Pauline Gardiner Barber
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
- Economy, work and development
- Migration - immigration
- Political economy
- Southeast Asia
- Gender and Women’s Studies
- International Development Studies
- BA, MA University of Auckland
- PhD, University of Toronto
Pauline Gardiner Barber is a social anthropologist whose research examines issues of culture, political economy, and development. For several decades she has studied the transnational implications of Philippine migration to Canada, and globally, with a particular focus on how migration shapes local lives and livelihoods in migrant-sending communities. This body of research contributes to the literature that asks whether and how migration can be linked to development (regional, national, and international) and for whose benefit. She has completed research in the Philippines, and in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Canada, always emphasizing the class effects of migration. Her research also questions the links between migration and the inequalities of citizenship.
Her latest project explores the transnational effects of recent major changes to Canada’s immigration system. She also contributes to On the Move, a SSHRC funded research partnership on employment-related mobility. The Nova Scotia component of this project focuses upon health care providers.
- Barber, Pauline Gardiner & Winnie Lem, Eds. (2012) Migration in the 21st Centure: Political Economy and Ethnography. New York & London: Routledge. (Republished in paperback 2013)
- Barber, Pauline Gardiner, Belinda Leach & Winnie Lem, Eds. (2012) Confronting Capital: Critique and Engagement in Anthropology. New York & London: Routledge.
- Barber, Pauline Gardiner. (2011) Women’s Work Unbound: Philippine Development and Global Restructuring. In M. Marchand & A. Sisson Runyan, Eds. Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites, and Resistances, Second Edition. London & New York: Routledge, pp. 214-235.
- Winnie Lem & Pauline Gardiner Barber, Eds. (2010) Class, Contention and a World in Motion. New York & London: Berghahn Books. (Republished in paperback in 2012).
- Barber, Pauline Gardiner. (2008) The Ideal Immigrant? Gendered class subjects in Philippine—Canada migration. Third World Quarterly, Vol. 29, No 7: 1265-1285.
- Barber, Pauline Gardiner. (2008) Cell Phones, Complicity, and Class Politics in the Philippine Labour Diaspora. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, 51: 28-42. (Republished with minor revisions in Lem & Barber 2010, 2012).