My research on the "Texts and Contexts of the Filipino Diaspora" analyzes a wide range of issues concerning Filipino migration history. For instance, it scrutinizes the effects of migration on the family and investigates the subaltern position of Filipino women. It traces the political and economic origins of the body trade and probes the anonymity of the Filipino intelligentsia abroad. It critiques the death of the native as far as Filipino identity is concerned. It also shows the role of individual philanthropists, non-government organizations, church organizations, and supranational institutions in advancing the human rights of Filipinos in foreign lands.