I am a sociologist who researches immigration and immigrant integration, whose academic work examined sociopolitical contexts for ethnic and racial minority immigrants’ political incorporation in the US. I am currently working on a project that examines the Filipino diaspora, particularly marriage migrant Filipina mothers and how they transmit cultural heritage to their bi-cultural/biracial children in countries with weak or nonexistent migrant social infrastructures. I am also a member of the Ethnicity and Covid-19 Research Consortium, focusing on 1) the intersectional impact of the pandemic on women of historically excluded backgrounds; and 2) the vulnerabilities facing temporary labor migrants in Turkey during the pandemic. In my current projects, I am employing mixed methods to explore experiences through social media.
Contact Sheilamae at sheilamae /dot/ ablay “at” ronininstitute (dot) org