Roderick Galam

Professeur invité 2023-2024

May 2024

Roderick Galam is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. His research interests are seafaring labour migration, migration and subjectification, migration and transitions to adulthood, and literature and social memory of the Marcos dictatorship. His current research deals with undocumented domestic migrant workers in the UK and the Netherlands, which is part of an international collaborative project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His book Women Who Stay: Seafaring and Subjectification in an Ilocos Town (2018) was nominated for the 2019 Philippine National Book Awards (Social Sciences) while his The Promise of the Nation: Gender, History, and Nationalism in Contemporary Ilokano Literature (2008) was shortlisted for the Literary Criticism category of the same award in 2009. He has held visiting research scholar posts at University of Oxford, University of Bath, University of Sheffield, University of Hawaii Manoa, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin).

Workshop "COVID-19 pandemic experiences of Filipino migrant workers with common roots but different routes"

Midis de la MSH "Chronicle of a debt fulfilled and ties that bind: Intergenerational contract in Filipino families and its incorporation into Filipino youths’ adult identity"

EASt Seminar "Filipino seafaring labour migration and the crewing of the global maritime industry: a multi-scalar analysis"