Alternative Transnational Economies Project, York University
Research keywords: Transnational development; Foucault; governmentality; Philippine-Canadian Diaspora; diverse economies; Philippines
My research interests primarily include the Filipino-Canadian diaspora and their contributions to development in the Philippines. More specifically, I analyze how this type of development can be situated in governmentalizing processes that create and reinforce religious and middle-class subjectivities. My master’s research focused on a religiously inspired NGO that created dozens of social housing projects throughout the Philippines and receives the majority of its funding from the Filipino-Canadian diaspora.