I am currently working on my MA degree in Geography at York University. My research interests primarily include the Filipino-Canadian diaspora and their contributions to development in the Philippines. These research interests further draw on the ideas of alternative development in diverse economies and governmentality. My current research is looking at diaspora-driven development practices in the Philippines, specifically the villages created by a religiously inspired-NGO.
Keywords: Alternative development; diverse economies; Foucauldian governmentality; Philippine-Canadian diaspora; Philippines