Campus Directory: Glenda Bonifacio

University of Lethbridge

Glenda Bonifacio
On Leave until Dec 2016
Women & Gender Studies
Office: C882 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 380-1897
Fax: (405) 329-2555


B.A. (Political Science) University of Philippines; M.A. (Asian Studies) University of Philippines; Ph.D. (History and Politics) University of Wollongong


Gender, migration and citizenship, Globalization and development, Women and religion/spirituality

Research Areas

Transitional Services of Live-in Caregivers in Alberta, Gender and Temporary Foreign Workers

Previous Research Areas

Gender, migration, and citizenship of Filipino women, Australia, Gender and labour migration, Gender, Religion and Migration: Pathways to Integration

Alternate Languages



Glenda Lynna Anne Tibe Bonifacio holds a BA in Social Sciences major in Political Science (magna cum laude, University of the Philippines); MA in Asian Studies (University of the Philippines); and a Ph.D. from the School of History and Politics, University of Wollongong, Australia in 2004.

Selected Publications

2015. Migrant Domestic Workers and Family Life: International Perspectives (co-editor). New York: Palgrave Macmillan

2014. Gender and Rural Migration: Realities, Conflict and Change (editor). New York: Routledge

2013. Pinay on the Prairies: Filipino Women and Transnational Identities. Vancouver: UBC Press.

2012. Feminism and Migration: Cross-cultural Engagements (editor). The Netherlands: Springer

2010. Gender, Religion and Migration: Pathways of Integration (co-edited with Vivienne SM. Angeles). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.


2010. Five Daughters and a PhD: Pinay and Mothering in Canada. In Mothering Canada: Interdisciplinary Voices, eds. Shawna Geissler, Lynn Loutzenhiser, Jocelyne Praud, and Leesa Streifler, 181-191. Toronto: Demeter Press.

2009. Migration and Maternalism: (Re)Configuring Ruddick's Maternal Love. In Maternal Thinking: Philosophy, Politics, Practice, ed. Andrea O'Reilly, 160-172. Toronto: Demeter Press.

2009. Feminist Teaching of the Goddess in Southern Alberta: Students' Responses and Challenges. In Feminist Spirituality: The Next Generation, ed. Chris Klassen, 119-135. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2009. Activism from the Margins: Filipino Marriage Migrants in Australia. Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 30(3): 142-168.

2009. From Temporary Workers to Permanent Residents: Transitional Services for Filipino Live-in Caregivers in Southern Alberta. Our Diverse Cities: Prairies Region 6 (Spring): 136-149.

2008. I Care for You, Who Cares for Me? Transitional Services of Filipino Live-in Caregivers in Canada. Asian Women: Gender Issues in International Migration, 24(1): 25-50.

2005. Filipino Women in Australia: Practising Citizenship at Work, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 14(3): 293-326.

2003. Becoming an Australian Citizen: A Total Buy-Out for the Filipina? Review of Women's Studies 13(1): 126-156.

In The Media

is Canadian Immigration a Charity? Lethbridge Herald, May 5, 2012, page A5

Protecting rights for future generations; Lethbridge Herald; October 19, 2006.

Research Interests

Gender, Migration and Citizenship
Migration, Development and Globalization
Women, Religion and Activism
Feminist Spirituality

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Gender and Religious Activism
Gender, Religion and Migration: Pathways to Integration
Transitional Services of Live-in Caregivers in Alberta Prairie Metropolis Centre, University of Alberta, $12,500, 2006-07.

Glenda Bonifacio, University of Lethbridge

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