Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments



Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies

San Francisco State University, CA


2015-2016 Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

San José State University, CA

*2013-2015 Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology, University of Portland, Portland, OR


2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow

Public Science Project, New York, NY

2011-2012 Ethnic Minority Dissertation Writing Fellow, Department of Sociology

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2010-2011 Instructional Technology Fellow, Macaulay Honors College

City University of New York, College of Staten Island, New York City

2010-2011 Graduate Fellow, Center for Place, Culture and Politics

City University of New York, The Graduate Center

2009-2010 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology

City University of New York, Hunter College, New York City

2009 Research Associate, Department for Women and Development Studies University of the Philippines, Diliman

Academic Preparation

City University of New York,The Graduate Center Sociology PhD, 2012
City University of New York,The Graduate Center Certificate in Women And Gender Studies 2010
City University of New York,The Graduate Center Sociology MA, 2009
San Francisco State University Sociology BA, 2006
San Francisco State University Asian American Studies BA, 2006



Together But Apart: Transnational Families and Care Work from Afar. 2018. Urbana-Champagne: University of Illinois Press.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles

Francisco-Menchavez, Valerie, Jessa Delos Reyes, Tiffany Mendoza, Stephanie Ancheta and Katrina Liwanag. 2018. “Claiming Kapwa: Filipino Immigrants, Community Based Organizations and Community Citizenship in San Francisco” New Political Science.

Francisco-Menchavez, Valerie. 2018. “Save Mary Jane Veloso: Building Solidarity and Global Migrant Activism in the Filipino Labor Diaspora.” Perspective on Global Development and Technology, 17 (1-2): 202-218.

Francisco, Valerie. 2015. “Internet is Magic: Technology in Transnational Families.” Critical Sociology, 40(1): 173-190.

Francisco, Valerie and Robyn Rodriguez. 2014. “Countertopographies of Globalization: Transnational Families, Citizenship and Space as Solidarity.” Working USA 17(3): 357-372.

Viola, Michael, Valerie Francisco and Amanda Solomon. 2014. “Carlos Bulosan and a Collective Outline for Critical Filipino/Filipina Studies.”. Kritika Kultura, 23: 255-276.

Selected Chapters

Francisco, Valerie. 2016.“Migrante, Abante: Building Filipino Migrant Worker Power Leadership through Community-Based Research.” Pp. 211-229 in Migrant and Immigrant Worker Struggles in an Era of Capitalist Crisis, edited by Aziz Choudry and Mondli Hlatshwayo. London: Pluto Press.

Francisco, Valerie and Robyn Rodriguez. 2016. “Coming to America: The Business of Trafficked Workers.” Pp. 274-291 in Legislating a New America: The Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 and Its Contribution to American Law and Society, edited by Gabriel Chin and Rose Cuison-Villazor. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Francisco, Valerie. 2015. “Spatiality as Strategy: Transnational Migrant Worker Solidarity and the Filipino Labor Diaspora.” Pp. 157-169 in Last Call for Solidarity: Opportunities and Limits of Transnational Solidarity of Trade Unions and Social Movements (or Last Call for Solidarity: Chancen und Grenzen transnationaler Solidarität von Gewerkschaften und sozialen Bewegungen), edited by Shuwen Bian, Sarah Bormann, Martina Hartung, Jenny Junghelsüng. Hamburg, Germany: VSA Von A Bis Z Press.

Public Sociology

Francisco, Valerie, Amanda Solomon Amorao and Robyn Rodriguez. 2014. “A Preface to ‘Typhoon Haiyan: A Critical Filipina/o Perspective.’”  Center for Art and Thought: Storm, An Exhibition.


Selected Fellowships, Research Grants and Other Awards

2018 Presidential Award for Presidential Development of Probationary Faculty for Fall of 2018, San Francisco State University

 SF BUILD Mini-Grant, National Institutes on Health (NIH)

2015 Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Course Release, San Jose State University

Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Praxis Award, Pacific Sociological Association

 Women of Color Leadership Project 2015 Fellow, National Women’s Studies Association

2014 National Finalist, Lynton Award for Scholarship Engagement, New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the Center for Engaged Democracy

Selected Presentations 

August “Mulit-sited Ethnography and Multidirectional Care in Transnational Families.” Paper presentation in thematic session, “Storytelling as an Act of Resistance” at the Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of Social Problems. Montreal, Canada.

“A Mother that Leaves is a Mother that Loves: Temporary Labor Migration and Migrant Motherhood.” Roundtable session in the section on International Migration for Gender and Migration at the Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association. Montreal, Canada.

“Researching Queenila, Care Work On the Move: Multi-Sited Ethnography and Transnational Families.” Panel presentation in the section on the Sociology of the Family for New Data and Approaches for Studying Families at the Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association. Montreal, Canada.  


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