Rachel Silvey , Associate Professor

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

PhD:
University of Washington (1997)

Other Degrees:
MA University of Washington (1993)
BA University of California, Santa Cruz (1990)

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 978-6640
Location: Room 5036, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     silvey@geog.utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • Migration
  • Indonesia
  • Feminist theory
  • Critical development studies
  • Politics of transnationalism

Expertise is in the gender dimensions of migration and economic change in Indonesia. Recent research focuses on the ways in which gender politics of migration are inflected by religion.

 

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • 2016. Parrenas, Rhacel, Rachel Silvey and Hung Thai (accepted, in press), “Introduction: Intimate Industries: Restructuring (Im) Material Labor in Asia,” introduction (20 pp.), special issue of journal, positions: east asia critique.
  • R. Silvey and Katharine Rankin. 2011. “Development Geography: Critical Development Studies and Political Geographic Imaginaries,” Progress in Human Geography 35(3): 1-8.
  • Randall Kuhn, Bethany Everett, and R. Silvey. 2011. “The Effects of Children’s Migration on Elderly Kin’s Health: A Counterfactual Approach,” Demography, 48:183–209.
  •  R. Silvey. 2010.“Development Geography: Politics and ‘the state’ under Crisis,” Progress in Human Geography, 34 (6): 828-834.
  • R. Silvey. 2010. “Envisioning Justice: The Politics and Possibilities of Transnational Feminist Film,” pp. 268-288 in Amanda Lock Swarr and Richa Nagar (Eds.),Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis. New York: SUNY Press.
  • R. Silvey. 2010.“Rethinking Power and Development: A Review Forum on Tania Murray Li’s The Will to Improve,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100(1): 222-223.
  • R. Silvey. 2009. “Figures of Indonesian Modernity.” With Joshua Barker, Johan Lindquist, Tom Boellstorf, ChrisBrown, Aryo Danusiri, Dadi Darmadi, Sheri Gibbings, Jesse Grayman, JamesHoesterey, Carla Jones, Doreen Lee, Daromir Rudnyckyj, and KarenStrassler. Indonesia, 87:35–72.
  • R. Silvey. 2009. “Transnational Rights and Wrongs: Moral Geographies of Gender and Migration,” Philosophical Topics, 37(1): 75-91.
  • R. Silvey. 2009.  “Development and Geography: Anxious Times, Anemic Geographies, and Migration,” Progress in Human Geography, 33 (4): 507-515.
  • R. Silvey, Elizabeth Olson, and Yaffa Truelove. 2008. “Transnationalism and (Im)mobility: The Politics of Border Crossings,” pp. 483-492 in Kevin Cox, Murray Low, and Jennifer Robinson (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Political Geography. London: Sage.
  • R. Silvey. 2007. “Unequal Borders: Indonesian Transnational Migrants at Immigration Control,” Geopolitics, 12(2): 265-279.
  • R. Silvey. 2007. “Mobilizing Piety: Gendered Morality and Indonesian-Saudi Transnational Migration,” Mobilities 2(2): 219-229.
  • R. Silvey. 2006. “Politics and Geographies of Transnationalism,” introduction to a themed issue of Environment and Planning A, organized, edited, and co-authored with Elizabeth Olson.
  • R. Silvey. 2006. “Consuming the Transnational Family: Indonesian migrant domestic workers to Saudi Arabia,” Global Networks 6(1): 23-40.
  • R. Silvey. 2006. “Geographies of Gender and Migration: Spatializing Social Difference,” International Migration Review, special issue on gender and migration.
  • R. Silvey. 2005. “Borders, Embodiment, and Mobility: Feminist Advances in Migration Studies,” pp. 138-149 in Lise Nelson and Joni Seager (Eds.), Blackwell Companion to Feminist Geography. London: Blackwell.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “Gendered Work, Migration, and Social Networks in Two Villages in West Java, pp. 277-302 in Leng L. Thang and Wei-Hsin Yu (Eds.), Old Challenges, New Strategies:Women, Work, and Family in Contemporary Asia. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “Gender, Socio-spatial Networks, and the Rural Non-farm Work in West Java,” pp. 134-151 in Thomas Leinbach (Ed.) The Indonesian Rural Economy: Mobility, Work, and Enterprise. Singapore, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Press.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “Power, Difference, and Mobility: Feminist Advances in Migration Studies,” Progress in Human Geography, 28(4): 490-506.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “Transnational Domestication: Indonesian Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia,” Political Geography, 23(3): 245-264.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “Transnational Migration and the Gender Politics of Scale: Indonesian Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia, 1997-2000,” special issue on gender and transnational migration in Southeast Asia, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 25(2): 141-155.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “On the Boundaries of a Subfield: Social Theory’s Incorporation into Population Geography,” Population, Space, and Place, 10(4): 303-308.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “A Wrench in the Global Works: Anti-sweatshop Activism on Campus,” introduction to an “Interventions” forum, Antipode, 36(2): 191-197.
  • R. Silvey. 2003. “Spaces of Protest: Gendered Migration, Social Networks, and Labor Protest in West Java, Indonesia,” Political Geography 22(2): 129-157.
  • R. Silvey. 2003. “Gender Geographies of Activism: Motherhood, Migration, and Labour Protest in West Java, Indonesia,” Journal of Asian Social Science, 31(2): 340-363.
  • R. Silvey. 2003. “Gender and Mobility: Critical Ethnographies of Migration in Indonesia,” pp. 91-105 in Alison Blunt, Pyrs Gruffudd, Jon May, Miles Ogborn, and David Pinder (Eds.), Cultural Geography in Practice. London: Hodder Arnold Publishers.
  • R. Silvey. 2003. “Engendering Social Capital: Women Workers and Rural-Urban Networks in Indonesia’s Crisis,” co-authored with Rebecca Elmhirst, World Development, 31(5): 865-881.
  • R. Silvey. 2003. “Sweatshops and the Corporatization of the University,” Gender, Place, and Culture, 9(2): 201-207.
  • R. Silvey. 2001. “Migration under Crisis: Disaggregating the Burdens of Household Safety Nets,” Geoforum, 32(1): 33-45.
  • R. Silvey. 2000. “Diasporic Subjects: Gendered Migration in Indonesia,” Women’s Studies International Forum, 23(4): 501-515.
  • R. Silvey. 2000. “Stigmatized Spaces: Moral Geographies under Crisis in South Sulawesi, Indonesia,” Gender, Place and Culture 7(2): 143-161.
  • R. Silvey.2000.  “Whose Meta-theory? Exclusions, Polemics and the Politics of Coalition,” forum review essay of David Harvey’s Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference, Ethics, Place, and Environment, 3(1): 120-124.
  • R. Silvey and Victoria Lawson. 1999. “Placing the Migrant,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 89(1): 121-132.

Book Chapters

  • R. Silvey. 2013.  “Transnational Rights and Wrongs: Moral Geographies of Gender and Migration,” in AlisonJaggar (Ed.), Gender and Global Justice, Polity Press. chapter updated and reprinted version of 2009 article in Philosophical Topics.
  • R. Silvey. 2013. “Political Moves: Cultural Geographies of Migration and Difference,” pp. 409-422 in Nuala C. Johnson, Richard H. Schein, Jamie Winders (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • R. Silvey. 2012. “Gender, Difference and Contestation: Economic Geography through the Lens of Transnational Migration,” pp. 421-430 in Trevor Barnes, Jamie Peck, Eric Sheppard (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • R. Silvey. 2010. “Envisioning Justice: The Politics and Possibilities of Transnational Feminist Film,” pp. 268- 288 in Amanda Lock Swarr and Richa Nagar (Eds.),Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis. New York: SUNY Press.
  •  Isabella Bakker and Rachel Silvey,  2008.“Introduction: Social reproduction and global transformations from the everyday to the global,” pp. 1-16 in Isabella Bakker and Rachel Silvey (Eds.), Beyond States and Markets: The Challenges of Social Reproduction. London and New York: Routledge.
  • R. Silvey. 2008. “Managing migration: reproducing gendered insecurity at the Indonesian border,” pp. 108-121 in Isabella Bakker and Rachel Silvey (Eds.), Beyond States and Markets: The Challenges of Social Reproduction. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Rachel Silvey, Elizabeth Olson, and Yaffa Truelove. 2008. “Transnationalism and (Im)mobility: The Politics of Border Crossings,” pp. 483-492 in Kevin Cox, Murray Low, and Jennifer Robinson (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Political Geography. London: Sage.
  • R. Silvey. 2005. “Borders, Embodiment, and Mobility: Feminist Advances in Migration Studies,” pp. 138-149 in Lise Nelson and Joni Seager (Eds.), Blackwell Companion to Feminist Geography. London: Blackwell.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “Gendered Work, Migration, and Social Networks in Two Villages in West Java, pp. 277-302 in Leng L. Thang and Wei-Hsin Yu (Eds.), Old Challenges, New Strategies:Women, Work, and Family in Contemporary Asia. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.
  • R. Silvey. 2004. “Gender, Socio-spatial Networks, and the Rural Non-farm Work in West Java,” pp. 134-151 in Thomas Leinbach (Ed.) The Indonesian Rural Economy: Mobility, Work, and Enterprise. Singapore, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Press.
  • R. Silvey. 2003. “Gender and Mobility: Critical Ethnographies of Migration in Indonesia,” pp. 91-105 in Alison Blunt, Pyrs Gruffudd, Jon May, Miles Ogborn, and David Pinder (Eds.), Cultural Geography inPractice. London: Hodder Arnold Publishers.

Books

  • Isabella Bakker and Rachel Silvey (Eds.) 2008.  Beyond States and Markets: The Challenges of Social Reproduction. London and New York: Routledge.