New YCAR-supported book examines the intersectional identities of Filipina/o/x youth

Drawing upon Postdoctoral Associate Jessica Ticar’s (Politics) doctoral dissertation conducted within two im/migrant settlement service agency sites engaged in school-community partnerships, YCAR is pleased to support the publication of Dr. Ticar’s forthcoming book, entitled Transnational Filipina/o/x Youth, Intersectional Identities, and School-Community Partnerships: The Gendered Vulnerabilities of Migration in Canada, which will be part of the series: Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education. 

Examining the intersectional identities of Filipina/o/x youth, the gendered vulnerabilities of their Filipina mothers as migrant caregivers through Canada’s Live-in/Caregiver Program (L/CP) and its impact of family separation and reunification on Filipina/o/x youth, and role of school-community partnerships in ‘decolonization’, it will also analyze how Filipina/o/x youth make sense of their political agency, the legacy of colonialism, and identity and belonging in urban schools through school-community partnerships. The significance of this book includes the youths’ rich and deep insights that transform their narratives into advocacy sites, in relation to their mothers’, their peers’, and community leaders’ perspectives, leading to recommendations in educational and im/migration policies and practices, particularly through ‘decolonization’ and critical ‘social justice.’

Jessica has previously written an Asia Research Brief for YCAR where she investigated the ways in which Filipino-Canadian young adults construct positive individual and collective identities. Read it here: