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gender and migration

A Comparative Research on Mobilities, Representations and Social Relationships among Migrant Workers under the Pandemic. Funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2021-2024.  Principal: Prof. Itaru Nagasaka (Hiroshima University). Co-Applicants/Collaborators: Glenda Bonifacio (University of Lethbridge, Canada), Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (Liberal University of Brussels, Belgium), Roderick Galam (Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom), Maruja Asis (Scalabrini Migration Center, Philippines), Chiho Ogaya (Ferris University, Japan), Takuya Iida (Kyoto University, Japan), Eri Ono (Kanagawa University, Japan). 


Migrants’ Experiences of the Pandemic: A Comparative Study of Filipino Migrants in Japan and Canada. Funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan, 2021-2022. Host, Hiroshima University.

Gender and the Economics of Disaster Aid: Transnational Flows between Japan and the Philippines.  Prentice Institute Seed Grant ($5,000) and University of Lethbridge Research Fund. 2021 -2022.

Pre-arrival Strategies of Settlement and Integration of Filipinos in Alberta: Bridging Gaps in Immigrant Services in Canada. Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) National Research Emerging Themes, SSHRC and University of Western Ontario. Report available at

Creative Appropriations: Identities, Communities and Development in Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (co-applicant), Interdisciplinary Research Development Fund (IRDF),  2012-2014.

Gender and the Youth Bulge in Asian Populations: Implications for Migration and Development, Prentice Institute Seed Grant, 2011-2013.

From Caregiver to Citizen: Transitional Services of Filipino Women in Southern Alberta. Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration, SSHRC-Metropolis Project, University of Alberta, 2006-2007.

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