Cheryll Alipio is a Sessional Assistant Professor of Diasporic and Global Youth Cultures in the Children’s Studies Program of the Department of Humanities at York University in Canada. She previously served as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Anthropology at the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland in Australia, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore after receiving her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Washington. She has co-edited a special journal section on “Asian Children and Transnational Migration” in Children’s Geographies and a special journal issue on “Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia” in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Her work has appeared in these journals as well as in the books, Transnational Labour Migration, Remittances, and the Changing Family in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan) and Family Ambiguity and Domestic Violence in Asia (Sussex Academic Press). She is currently working on a book manuscript, The Economies of Affect and Care: Child Debts, Devotions and Desires in Philippine Migrant Families, and a co-edited volume, Money and Moralities in Contemporary Asia.
Keywords: Transnational migration, gender and development; economic and medical anthropology; anthropology of children, youth, and care in Southeast Asia, the Asia Pacific and the Philippines