Rhacel Parrenas, 2002
February 13, 1971 |
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas (born February 13, 1971) is Professor of Sociology at USC. Prior to working at USC, she taught at Brown University, the University of California, Davis and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Parrenas works on issues such as gender, migration, and globalization, particularly the international division of reproductive labor, also known as the care chain. Her work has inspired books and studies, including reports released by the United Nations. The idea of the care chain also inspired the production of a documentary The Care Chain by VPRO-TV in the Netherlands.
Notable lectures available online include a public discussion on the family with other renowned social scientists held at CUNY Graduate School and a public lecture on transnational mothers that was aired on WBUR, Boston's NPR Station on October 11, 2009 and January 3, 2010.
Parrenas migrated to the United States in 1983, as a daughter of political refugees.
- Making More Waves (1997, co-editor with Asian Women United of California). ISBN 0-8070-5913-7
- 2008 “In transnational households traditional notions of mothering and fathering are reinforced”, Interview with Rhacel Parreñas on transnational families and the gendered division of reproductive labour. In: genderstudies 13 (2008). P. 6‐7.
- 2007 “Interview with Rhacel Salazar Parreñas,’ by E. Legarski. Social Thought and Research 28: 57‐66.
- See report on Global Care Chains, UN-instraw.org
- The film is distributed under a different title The Chain of Love by ICARUS Films in New York, see Icarusfilms.com
- "Rhacel Salazar Parrenas: Who Cares About Family?". San Francisco: fora.tv. 16 November 2009.
- "The Gender Revolution in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Mothers". Trustees of Boston University. 11 October 2009.
- Rhacel Parrenas Brown University Professor, American Civilization and Sociology
- New York Times 2005 article by Nina Bernstein
- UN-instraw[dead link]
- Icarusfilms.com Chain
- BUworldofideas.org The Gender Revolution
- Rhacel Salazar Parrenas Fora.tv