About Ethel Tungohan, Ph.D.

Ethel Tungohan

Winner – 2014 National Women’s Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize 

Ethel Tungohan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science  and Department of Social Science at York University. Previously, she was the Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science. She received her doctoral degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. Her current research looks at national and transnational activist pursuits of migrant domestic workers.  She is a passionate advocate of socially engaged research and is currently engaged in a SSHRC funded community-based research project, in partnership with Gabriela Ontario, York University, and Ryerson University, examining women’s experiences transitioning beyond the Live-In Caregiver Program in Canada.  Her research interests include: Labour Migration, Migration and Global Diaspora Studies, Public Policy, Canadian Politics, and Intersectionality Analysis.

In addition to her academic work, Ethel is a community activist and an immigration correspondent for Rabble.ca.

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