Emmanuel David

Featured Publications

The sexual fields of empire:
On the ethnosexual frontiers of global outsourcing

Radical History Review 123
(October 2015):115-143

Purple-Collar Labor: Transgender Workers and Queer Value at Global Call Centers in the Philippines.

Gender & Society, Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 2015): 169-195.

The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster. Edited with Elaine Enarson. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. 2012.
–––One of CHOICE Magazine’s 2011-2012 Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates

migration“Displacement, climate change, and gender.” Coauthored with Lori M. Hunter. Pp. 306-330 in Migration and Climate Change Edited by Etienne Piguet, Antoine Pécoud, and Paul de Guchteneire. New York: UNESCO and Cambridge University Press. 2011.

ijmed“‘Studying up’ on women and disaster: An elite-sustained women’s group following Hurricane Katrina.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 28(2):246-269. 2010.

Katrina“Redistribution of responsibility: The gendered division of labor and politics of a post-disaster clean-up project.” Pp. 391-411 in Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States, second edition. Edited by Kristin A. Bates and Richelle S. Swan. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2010

nwsa journal“Cultural trauma, memory, and gendered collective action: The case of Women of the Storm following Hurricane Katrina.” NWSA Journal 20(3):138-162. 2008.

Selected Awards

Fulbright Research Scholar, Manila, Philippines, 2012

Visiting Research Fellow. Third World Studies Center. University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2009

Betsy Moen Memorial Award for Feminist Research, Teaching, and Activism. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008

CARTSS Scholar Grant, University of Colorado, 2008

Professor Emmanuel David

Emmanuel David,
Assistant Professor

Office: COTT 210


Emmanuel David is assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies and co-director of the LGBTQ Certificate Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a qualitative sociologist with specializations in gender, culture, and inequality. His current research, based on fieldwork conducted as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, focuses on transgender workplace experiences in the global call center industry in the Philippines. His essay, “Purple-Collar Labor” has been published in Gender & Society, and additional articles from the project are forthcoming in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and Radical History Review.

His previous work on the gendered dimensions of disaster has appeared in several journals and books. Drawing on fieldwork in post-Katrina New Orleans, he investigated the ways in which disaster-related emergent groups, including those led by women, have provided important social and public services usually assumed by the state in non-crisis times. He has also examined how women’s post-disaster labor is linked to broader social and economic changes such as state restructuring, neoliberal reform, and the privatization of post-disaster recovery. He is editor (with Elaine Enarson) of the interdisciplinary anthology The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012).

Dr. David received his Ph.D. in Sociology with a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from CU-Boulder (2009) and a Certificate of Study from the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society at the University of Amsterdam. Before joining the WGST Department at CU-Boulder in 2013, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at Villanova University (2010-2012).