New Faculty Book: Anna Guevarra

Anna Guevarra's co-edited volume (with Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Maura Toro Morn, and Grace Chang), Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age, University of Illinois Press. To date, most research on immigrant women and labor forces has focused on the participation of immigrant women in formal labor markets. In this study, contributors focus on informal economies such as health care, domestic work, street vending, and the garment industry, where displaced and undocumented women are more likely to work. Because such informal labor markets are unregulated, many of these workers face abusive working conditions that are not reported for fear of job loss or deportation. In examining the complex dynamics of how immigrant women navigate political and economic uncertainties, this collection highlights the important role of citizenship status in defining immigrant women's opportunities, wages, and labor conditions.