Filipino Women and Marriage Migration: International Policing of Third World Women in the Globalized Marriage Market

Thursday, Oct 06, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

554 Barrows Hall
Location is ADA accessible

Speaker: Gwenola Ricordeau, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Lille I
Sponsors: Institute of International Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender

Filipino women’s marriages with foreign men are often stereotyped as “mail-order marriages.” In this talk, Professor Gwenola Ricordeau will present her research on the complex phenomenon of marriage migration. She will explore the obstacles faced by Filipina marriage migrants, and discuss how the globalization of the (heterosexual) marriage market challenges alliances between First and Third World feminisms.

Gwenola Ricordeau is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Lille-I (France). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Paris-IV Sorbonne.

This talk is organized by the Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Group on Gender and the Trans-Pacific World. This talk is free and open to the public.
Event Contact:, 510-642-3609

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