Conely de Leon
Conely de Leon is a doctoral candidate in the Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies Programme at York University. She received her Master’s of Arts in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, and her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Women’s Studies, and English Language and Literature at Queen’s University. She is currently involved in the Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada (FYTiC) project, a nation-wide study that examines the educational and employment experiences of Filipino youth growing up in Canada, and the Gabriela Transitions Experiences Survey (GATES) project, a national study spearheaded by GABRIELA Ontario in partnership with Ryerson University and York University, which explores the experiences of former live-in caregivers. She is also a founding member of the Kritikal Kolektibo, a community of scholars who are dedicated to developing Filipina/o Studies in Canada. Her own research explores the politics of care work among transnational Filipino families in the Philippines and Canada.
Keywords: Transnational feminist praxis; gender and migration; critical Filipina/o Studies in Canada; Filipino Diaspora; Philippines