Conely de Leon
Conely de Leon is a Doctoral Candidate in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University, a Research Associate at the York Centre for Asian Research, and former International Research Fellow of the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She received her Master’s of Arts in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, and Women and Gender Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Women’s Studies and English Language and Literature at Queen’s University.
For over a decade, de Leon has worked with many Filipino community-based organizations across Canada, and has remained deeply committed to raising awareness around issues that impact Filipino migrant workers and their families. She was actively involved in the Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada (FYTiC) project, a nation-wide study that examined the educational and employment trajectories of Filipino youth growing up in Canada. She is currently involved in the Gabriela Transitions Experiences Survey (GATES) project, spearheaded by GABRIELA Ontario in partnership with Ryerson University and York University, which explores the transition experiences of former live-in caregivers.
Tungohan, E., R. Bannerjee, R., W. Chu, C. de Leon, Garcia, M., P.F. Kelly, M. Luciano, C. Palmaria, and C. Sorio. 2016. “Impediments to Belonging: Economic Precariousness After the Live-in Caregiver Program.” Canadian Diversity: Broadening the Conversation: Policy and Practice in Immigration, Settlement and Diversity 13(1): 30-33.
Tungohan, E., R. Banerjee, W. Chu, P. Cleto, C. de Leon, M. Garcia, P. Kelly, M. Luciano, C. Palmaria, and C. Sorio. 2015. “After the Live-In Caregiver Program: Filipina Caregivers’ Experiences of Graduated and Uneven Citizenship.” Canadian Ethnic Studies 47(1): 87-105.
de Leon, C. 2012. “Mas maputi ako sa 'yo (I'm lighter than you): The Spatial Politics of Intraracial Colourism among Filipino Youth in the Greater Toronto Area." In Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility, edited by R. S. Coloma, B. McElhinny, J.P. Catungal, E. Tungohan and L. Davidson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 382-401.
de Leon, C. 2013. Review of the book [Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love, by Geraldine Pratt]. Social and Cultural Geography. 2 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2013.778134
Kelly, P., S. Park, C. de Leon and J. Priest. 2011. “Profile of Live-in Caregiver Immigrants to Canada, 1993-2009.” Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI) Analytical Report 18. 16 pages.
de Leon, C. 2014. Foreword for the graphic novel [Kwentong Bayan: A Labour of Love, by Althea Balmes and Jo Alcampo]. Graphic History Collective. 1 page.
Keywords: Pinayism; transnational feminist praxis; gender; migration; care and emotional labour; kin networks; critical Filipinx diaspora studies; Philippines