Ethel Tungohan is the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism, and Assistant Professor of Politics and Social Science at York University, Toronto. She has also been appointed as a Broadbent Institute Fellow. Previously, she was the Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science. She received her doctoral degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto.
Her research looks at migrant labour, specifically assessing migrant activism. Her book, From the Politics of Everyday Resistance to the Politics from Below, published by the University of Illinois Press, won the 2014 National Women’s Studies Association First Book Prize. Her work has been published in academic journals such as the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Politics, Groups, and Identities, and Canadian Ethnic Studies. She is also one of the editors of Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility (University of Toronto Press 2012).
Ethel specialises in socially engaged research and is actively involved in grassroots migrant organisations such as Gabriela-Ontario and Migrante-Canada.