Exploring the impact of Gender and Rural Lives on Chinese Migrant Domestic Workers and their Subordination  


Exploring the impact of gender and rural lives on Chinese migrant domestic workers and their subordination

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 2:30 p.m. 
Where: Women's Studies Research Center
515 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Brandeis University 

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

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.

This event is presented by Gender & International Development Initiatives at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and cosponsored by the following groups:

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

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