The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society presents
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Professor, Sociology, University of Southern California
“Neither Trafficked nor Migrants: The Bound Labor of Migrant Contract Workers”
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
Neal Marshall Black Culture Center – Grand Hall
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is a professor of sociology at the University of Southern California, and a leading scholar of women’s labor and migration in economic globalization. She has received more than 100 invitations to share her work at universities, government and nongovernmental institutions, and research think-tanks throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Her research has been featured in various news media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, de Volkskrant, and American Prospect. Professor Parreñas has edited three anthologies and written four monographs as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles. Her latest book, Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration, and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo, won the prestigious distinguished monograph award from the American Sociology Associations section on Labor and Labor movements. She has received research funding from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and National Science Foundation.