Campus Directory: Glenda Bonifacio

University of Lethbridge

Glenda Bonifacio
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


About Me

My current research program centres on the intersections of gender, migration, and disaster in island countries in Asia and the Pacific region.


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

Forthcoming book titles:

Race and the City
Disasters in the Philippines

2019. Global Youth Migration and Gendered Modalities (editor). UK: Policy Press, University of Bristol.

2018. Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms: Canadian and International Perspectives (editor). UK: Emerald Press.

2018. Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era (co-edited with Elisabetta Ruspini and Consuelo Corradi). UK: Policy Press, University of Bristol.

2017. Canadian Perspectives on Immigration in Small Cities (co-edited with Julie Drolet). Switzerland: Springer.

2015. Migrant Domestic Workers and Family Life: International Perspectives (co-edited with Maria Kontos). London: 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). London and New York: Springer

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

In The Media

Joanna Belle Deala, "The class is in session: Dr. Glenda Bonifacio's life lesson", Philippine Canadian Inquirer, November 15, 2018.

Leading lady: Dr. Glenda Bonifacio. Inspiring Lights, University of Lethbridge, October 20, 2017,

The Prentice Institute, "Research affiliate Glenda Bonifacio named one of the most influential Filipina women in the world", October 22, 2015,

Students get challenging but amazing learning experience in the Philippines, UNews, University of Lethbridge, August 10, 2015,

Excitement builds as students prepare for Philippine field study, Campus Life, University of Lethbridge, June 19, 2015,

Research Interests

Gender, migration, and citizenship; equity; development and globalization; post-disaster communities; 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

Edit this Content