Event Title

Indian Immigrant Women and Work: The American Experience

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Ramya Vijaya will present perspectives from her recent book “Indian Immigrant Women and Work: The American Experience”, co-authored with WWU Political Science professor Bidisha Biswas. The book investigates the work trajectories and related assimilation experiences of independent Indian women who have chosen their own migratory pathways in the U.S. Narratives about women immigrants tend to be narrow, primarily viewed either as family migrants following the path chosen by men, or victims of desperation, forced into the migrant path due to economic exigencies. This book widens the narrative by focusing on a group of independent, high-skilled women immigrants. Though they may be a relatively privileged and empowered group, their lives intersect with the gender constraints of labor markets in both India and the U.S., which provides a unique perspective to the immigrant assimilation narrative.

Sponsored in part by: The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, WWU

About the Lecturer: Ramya M. Vijaya is a professor of economics at Stockton University, New Jersey, and while also teaching in the interdisciplinary global studies minor. Her research is in the area of labor markets, globalization and feminist political economy.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

9-11-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

9-11-2016 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Immigrant women, Immigrant assimilation, Family migrants

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English

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Nov 9th, 12:00 PM Nov 9th, 1:20 PM

Indian Immigrant Women and Work: The American Experience

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Ramya Vijaya will present perspectives from her recent book “Indian Immigrant Women and Work: The American Experience”, co-authored with WWU Political Science professor Bidisha Biswas. The book investigates the work trajectories and related assimilation experiences of independent Indian women who have chosen their own migratory pathways in the U.S. Narratives about women immigrants tend to be narrow, primarily viewed either as family migrants following the path chosen by men, or victims of desperation, forced into the migrant path due to economic exigencies. This book widens the narrative by focusing on a group of independent, high-skilled women immigrants. Though they may be a relatively privileged and empowered group, their lives intersect with the gender constraints of labor markets in both India and the U.S., which provides a unique perspective to the immigrant assimilation narrative.

Sponsored in part by: The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, WWU

About the Lecturer: Ramya M. Vijaya is a professor of economics at Stockton University, New Jersey, and while also teaching in the interdisciplinary global studies minor. Her research is in the area of labor markets, globalization and feminist political economy.