Professor Nicole Constable

Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Professor Constable is a sociocultural anthropologist whose interests include transnationalism, migration and mobilities; the commodification of intimacy; gender and reproductive labor; ethnographic writing and power. Her geographical areas of specialization are Hong Kong, China, the Philippines and Indonesia. She is author of several books including Romance on a Global Stage and Maid to Order in Hong Kong. Her latest book is Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor (HKU and University of California Press) about Filipina and Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong who become mothers, and the legal and personal struggles they face regarding migrant work, intimate relationships, and parenthood.