• My new book is coming out in less than a month!

    Order now!  I’m pleased to announce that my latest book is coming out in just a few short weeks. Please watch out for book events near you.  

  • Fly Pinay Leadership Summit

    I had the honor of serving as the keynote speaker for the Fly Pinay Leadership Summit which took place on March 11, 2017. It was organized by L.E.A.D. Filipino based in San Jose, CA. The title of my talk was,  “Breaking the Code by Being Fly Pinays.”    

  • UNC-Charlotte Lecture on Forthcoming Book

    This is the last lecture I gave on book manuscript before finally submitting the final draft to my editor. Here’s the abstract: Home to Ellis Island, the state of New Jersey has been the first stop for many new immigrants for over a century. Paradoxically, in this diverse state so central to American immigration history, […]

  • Book launch April 12, 2014, San Francisco Public Library

    I’m excited to announce the launch of my second book, co-authored with my colleague Pawan Dhingra at the San Francisco Public Library on April 12, 2014. It will be held at the Koret Auditorium.    

  • Barnard College, Columbia University

    The Politics of Emigration: The Philippine Case TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 6 PM SULZBERGER PARLOR, 3RD FLOOR BARNARD HALL Robyn Rodriguez presents research from her recent book, Migrants for Exports, where she examines why and how the Philippine government has become a “labor brokerage state” that supplies the world’s labor markets with thousands of workers every […]

  • Filipino American History Month 2013, Symposium on Critical Filipino/a Studies at UCSD

    Click HERE for more details on the Critical Filipino and Filipina Studies Collective Symposium, October 11-13, 2013, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Cross-Cultural Center

  • Antioch University

    In the fall of 2012, I spoke on a panel at Antioch University organized by Professor Michael Viola (here is the link to part 1 and part 2 of the talk). Following the panel was a workshop planning the revival of the Critical Filipino/Filipina Studies Collective (CFFSC). I was amongst the founding members of the CFFSC […]

  • UC Irvine

    My colleague from Rutgers, Ulla Berg, and I were awarded a Collaborative Compositions Residency by the UC Humanities Institute. We were able to work intensively on the introduction of our special issue of Identities at UC Irvine. The residency included travel and accommodations for ten days. While there, we also presented on the working draft of our work. […]

  • University of British Columbia, Canada

    I was invited to speak as part of the Philippine Studies Series organized by the Philippine Studies Group at UBC. There are some incredibly dynamic Filipino graduate students there. UBC is so interesting intellectually, but it’s also just a stunningly beautiful campus. I’d love to go back!  

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University of British Columbia, Canada

I was invited to speak as part of the Philippine Studies Series organized by the Philippine Studies Group at UBC. There are some incredibly dynamic Filipino graduate students there. UBC is so interesting intellectually, but it’s also just a stunningly beautiful campus. I’d love to go back!  

Portland State University

I had an opportunity to speak (for the second year in a row) at Portland State University. This time I was invited to give a lecture on my research of migrant women’s activism by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department. I don’t think I expected it, but there were probably nearly a hundred people […]

Kassel University, Germany

I was one of a handful of non-European scholars invited to participate in the 2012 “kritnet” conference (link to kritnet:http://kritnet.org/) held at Kassel Univesity in Germany. I shared some of my initial reflections on my research on race and immigration in New Jersey on a panel entitled,MORNING PANEL “THE RACISM OF BORDER REGIMES“  Info on the Conference: […]

Seattle, Washington

In October 2011 Anakbayan Seattle put together a leadership conference, the first in NWFASA history thatconsisted of 3 workshops and a panel consisting of important alumni. I was asked to give some remarks since I was in town to give a talk at the University of Washington. I was actually the keynote speaker for the 2006 NWFASA Conference held in Portland […]

UCLA

I gave a lecture on my book in the fall of 2010 at UCLA organized by the UCLA Migration Study Group, Dept. of Asian American Studies, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies University of California, Los Angeles. My very good friend and colleague, L.M.S.P. Burns,

McGill University, Canada

McGill University in Montreal, Canada is said to be the “Harvard” of Canada and I had the great privilege to do several talks there in October 2010 including one for the Sociology Department, another in Education and yet another organized by the student organization Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG).  QPIRG organizes, Cultural Shock, an annual event […]

Labor Export Program

As a member of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns I frequently do educational discussions on my research to its member organizations.

Rutgers University

I did a talk entitled, Transnational Working Class Feminisms: Women Migrant Workers in Asia and Beyond for the Feminism for the Planet, 5th Annual Women’s Studies Symposium sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies, Rutgers University (Newark). This talk was based on my research of domestic worker organizing in Asia and the U.S.

Oxford University, United Kingdom

This was the first invitation I received for an international speaking engagement after getting my job at Rutgers. It was a great honor but also quite intimidating. The presentation ended up going very well and the contacts I made there have been enduring. I’ve since traveled throughout Europe to share my work. I gave a […]