Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lecture on Chinese female migrant domestic workers co-sponsored by BU's Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS): Thursday, April 3rd

We're pleased to announce an upcoming lecture hosted by our collaborator, the Gender & International Development Initiatives group at the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC), Brandeis University:

Exploring the Impact of Gender & Rural Lives on
Chinese Migrant Domestic Workers & their Subordination

Thursday, April 3, 2:30 - 4p.m.
WSRC lecture hall
Women’s Studies Research Center

(opposite the Brandeis-Roberts commuter rail stop)
Brandeis University
515 South Street

Waltham, MA 02453

Lecture and Q&A with Mei-Ling Ellerman
Mei-Ling Ellerman, Ph.D. Scholar at the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University (ANU), will explore how gender-based discrimination and dehumanization have shaped Chinese female migrant domestic workers’ identities, life decisions, and the ways in which they negotiate gendered inequalities and subordination.
Ellerman is an interdisciplinary social science researcher who focuses on Chinese domestic workers’ subordination; the themes of gender, power, and morality; and inequality, social change, and development in China.

Mei-Ling has conducted research for years on Chinese migrant domestic workers, estimated at over a quarter of a million in Beijing alone.

Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Boston University
Gender Working Group (GWG), Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University