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Philippine Study Group

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The Philippine Study Group brings together faculty and graduate students with an interest in the Philippines and/or Filipino migration and Diaspora. The group meets periodically for discussions based on readings from the contemporary interdisciplinary literature in Philippine Studies or to discuss each other's research proposals and ideas.

Faculty and students in the group come primarily from York University, but also from other institutions in the Toronto region. They represent a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including: anthropology, dance, education, environmental studies, fine arts, geography and political science. Through collaborative and individual projects, they contribute to deeper understandings of significant issues and questions in the field, including:

    the structural determinants and consequences of international labour migration
    local economic development and remittances
    transformations of class and gender identities through transnational processes
    race, culture and globalization.

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