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You are invited to join the Northeastern University Asian Studies Program for the third speaker in the series, Dr. Dada Docot, who will be giving the talk "Extraordinary Precarities: Overseas Filipino Workers During Pandemic Times." Dada Docot is a diasporic Filipino anthropologist, community worker, and artist, whose works are centered on the Philippines in which everyday life is permeated by overseas labor migration. She is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Purdue University and a postdoctoral fellow at Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo. Currently, she is the principal investigator for the project titled “Overseas Filipino Workers amid COVID-19.” Her works have appeared in Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, and GeoHumanities, among others. She is working on her first book project centered on the effects of overseas mobilities in her hometown in the Philippines.

This new, university-wide series is called Asia, America and the World. The recent upsurge in anti-Asian violence and bigotry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has attracted renewed attention on a long-standing problem. This inaugural series invites a diverse slate of scholars from different disciplines—history, sociology, political science, and anthropology—to address critical issues confronting Asian American communities from a global or transnational perspective. The series is part of Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun’s Action Plan exploring ways to bring Asian American Studies to Northeastern.

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