Sociology In Action Lecture Series

The University of Houston Center for Immigration Research (CIR)
and Department of Sociology present:

“Neither Slave Nor Free:
The Sponsored Migration of Migrant Domestic Workers”


Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Chair of Sociology, USC

Rhacel Salazar Parrenas

Dr. Parreñas’ research on female labor migration and the global outsourcing of care and sex work has led to the publication of four books, three co-edited volumes, and numerous research articles. Her most recent book Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo (Stanford University Press, 2011) won the Distinguished Book Award for the Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association. Her research has been featured in various news media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and American Prospect. Her current work compares the bonded servitude of migrant care workers in Denmark, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3-4:30pm
in Agnes Arnold Auditorium 1

Cosponsored with the El Paso Lecture Series
and the Sociology Students Association (SSA@UH)