The Intricacy of Experience
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez describes her journey from Filipino immigrant, undocumented student, to tenured Professor of Sociology at SF State. Francisco-Menchavez describes her migrant upbringing and how the sense of community she found there inspired her to work for care workers and share their stories. Find relief from election anxieties and listen to Valerie’s endearing story of hope and perseverance.
About Valerie Francisco-Menchavez
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, where she is committed to teaching, organizing and research on the topics of Filipina migration, transnational lives, family-making in the United States and in the Philippines. Her book entitled, The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age, explores the dynamics of gender and technology of care work and intimacy in Filipino transnational families in the Philippines and the U.S. It won an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award competition for Outstanding Achievement in the Social Sciences. She received her PhD from the Department of Sociology at City University of New York, The Graduate Center.
Jennifer Chien (00:00):
You’re listening to above the fog, a podcast from Grace Cathedral and me, Jen Chien. This season is all about bridge builders, people in our communities who build connections and span divides. Today, I’m bringing you sociologist, Valerie Francisco-Menchavez….