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DSOC 27A03 - Gender and Migration

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2019-2020

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course aims to explore the key relationships between gender and migration. Students will be introduced to key concepts in gender theory and they will develop an understanding of how such contributions have been applied to the field of international migration.The core literature will draw on feminist and critical migration scholarship across several disciplines. The aim is to provide an interdisciplinary framework of teaching and learning. Each week students will review empirical studies on the assigned topic for class discussion. By the end of the course students should: • Understand how to use gender as analytical category in the study of different forms of international migration; • Be familiar with main concepts, theories and empirical contributions, in the field of gender and migration studies; • Be familiar with historical trajectory of gender and migration scholarship and its contribution to research, policy and practice; • Develop an understanding of how migration and diaspora experiences are gendered and how this impacts on current migration routes, trends and patterns; • Be able to critically analyse different migration regimes and policies from a gender perspective


PALILLO, Marc (Teaching Fellow)

Course validation

class discussion (10%) group presentation (20%) essay (30%) final exam (40%). 

Required reading

Donato, K. M., Gabaccia, D., Holdaway, J., Manalansan IV, M., and Pessar, P. R. (2006). A Glass Half Full? Gender in Migration Studies. International Migration Review. 40(1): 3‐26.

Additional required reading

  • Kofman, E. (2004). Gendered global migrations. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 6(4), 643-665.
  • Parreñas, R. S. (2000). Migrant Filipina domestic workers and the international division of reproductive labor. Gender & Society, 14(4), 560-580.
  • Heering, L., van der Erf, R., and van Wissen, L. (2004). The Role of Family Networks and Migration Culture in the Continuation of Moroccan Emigration: A Gender Perspective. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 30(2): 323‐337
  • Sinatti, G. (2014). Masculinities and intersectionality in migration: transnational Wolof migrants negotiating manhood and gendered family roles. In Migration, gender and social justice (pp. 215-226). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.