Geraldine Pratt

Professor | Head of Department
phone 604 822 5875
location_on GEOG 221/140D
Education

University of British Columbia, 1984, MA, PhD
University of Toronto, BSc, Honours


About

Canada Research Chair in Transnationalism and Precarious Labour

My research focuses on transnational migration, labour precarity, and new geographies of dementia care. I recently completed a book (Migration in Performance: crossing the colonial present, 2019) on the travels of Caleb Johnston’s and my testimonial play, performed in Vancouver (2009), Berlin HAU1 (2009), Manila (PETA, 2013; in collaboration with Migrante International, 2014), Whitehorse (2015), and Winnipeg (2019). I have been preoccupied with how to put stories of transnational migration and family separation into circulation, with the politics of testimony and witnessing, and the obligations of witnessing and dialogue within, beyond and across national and community borders. Two new projects are underway: one on new landscapes of dementia care, the other on conditions of precarity among migrant and undocumented workers in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Teaching


Publications

2022

MOLINARI, N. and PRATT, G. 2022. Seniors’ Long-term Care in Canada: a continuum of soft to brutal privatisation. Antipode 54(4): 1166-1187.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12711

BANTA, V. and PRATT, G. 2022. Surplused in Dubai: Filipino professionals as surplus entrepreneurs. Geoforum 126: 471- 482. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.05.022

2021

OSWIN, N. and G. PRATT. 2021. Critical Urban Theory in the ‘Urban Age’: Ruptures, Tensions and Critical Solidarities. International Journal of Urban and International Research 45(4):585-596. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13023.

KATZ, C. and PRATT, G. 2021. Chatting about ‘Birthing Across Borders’. Dialogues in Human Geography 11(3): 385-390. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/20438206211020213

PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2021. Dementia, Infrastructural Failure, and New Relations of Transnational Care in Thailand. Transactions of the IBG 46(3): 526-539. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12445

JOHNSTON, C. and PRATT, G. 2021. Travelling Intimacies, translation and betrayal in a creative geography. Cultural Geographies 28(2): 417-428. doi: 10.1177/1474474021993416

2020

PRATT, G., ZELL, S., JOHNSTON, C. and VENZON, H. 2020 ‘Performing Nanay in Winnipeg: Filipino Labour Migration to Canada (Creative Intervention)’ Studies in Social Justice 14(1), 55-66 https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v2020i14.2224

SCHWITER, K., BRÜTSCH, J. and PRATT, G. 2020 ‘Sending Granny to Chiang Mai: debating global outsourcing of care for the elderly’ Global Networks 20(1), 106-125 https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12231

 

2019

JOHNSTON, C. and G. PRATT 2019 Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present London and New York: Routledge

JOHNSON, K., PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2019 ‘Filipinos settle in the Canadian North: unsettling a gendered frontier’ Gender, Place and Culture 26(5), 680-699  https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1541868

 

2018

PRATT, G. with MIGRANTE BC 2018 ‘Organizing Filipina Domestic Workers in Vancouver, Canada: Gendered Geographies and Community Mobilization’ Political Power and Social Theory 35, 99-119

PRATT, G. 2018 ‘One hand clapping: Notes towards a methodology for debating planetary urbanization’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36(3), 563-569             https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0263775817716555

 

2017

JOHNSTON, C. and PRATT, G. 2017 ‘Tlingipino Bingo, settler colonialism and other futures’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 35(6), 971-993                             https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0263775817730699

ANGELES, L. C. and PRATT, G. 2017 ‘Empathy and Entangled Engagements: Critical-Creative Methodologies in Transnational Spaces’ GeoHumanities 3(2), 269-278                https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2017.1364655

PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2017 ‘Crossing Oceans: Testimonial Theatre, Filipina Migrant Labor, Empathy, and Engagement’ GeoHumanities 3(2), 279-291                            https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2016.1278178

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘Filipino migrant stories and trauma in the transnational field’ Emotion, Space and Society 24(2017), 83-92                                https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2015.09.002

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘A Traveling Script: Labor Migration, Precarity, and Performance’ TDR/The Drama Review 61(2), 48-70                                      https://doi.org/10.1162/DRAM_a_00647

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘Lifetimes of Disposability and Surplus Entrepreneurs in Bagong Barrio, Manila’ Antipode 49(1), 169-192                                     https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12249

 

 


Geraldine Pratt

Professor | Head of Department
phone 604 822 5875
location_on GEOG 221/140D
Education

University of British Columbia, 1984, MA, PhD
University of Toronto, BSc, Honours


About

Canada Research Chair in Transnationalism and Precarious Labour

My research focuses on transnational migration, labour precarity, and new geographies of dementia care. I recently completed a book (Migration in Performance: crossing the colonial present, 2019) on the travels of Caleb Johnston’s and my testimonial play, performed in Vancouver (2009), Berlin HAU1 (2009), Manila (PETA, 2013; in collaboration with Migrante International, 2014), Whitehorse (2015), and Winnipeg (2019). I have been preoccupied with how to put stories of transnational migration and family separation into circulation, with the politics of testimony and witnessing, and the obligations of witnessing and dialogue within, beyond and across national and community borders. Two new projects are underway: one on new landscapes of dementia care, the other on conditions of precarity among migrant and undocumented workers in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Teaching


Publications

2022

MOLINARI, N. and PRATT, G. 2022. Seniors’ Long-term Care in Canada: a continuum of soft to brutal privatisation. Antipode 54(4): 1166-1187.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12711

BANTA, V. and PRATT, G. 2022. Surplused in Dubai: Filipino professionals as surplus entrepreneurs. Geoforum 126: 471- 482. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.05.022

2021

OSWIN, N. and G. PRATT. 2021. Critical Urban Theory in the ‘Urban Age’: Ruptures, Tensions and Critical Solidarities. International Journal of Urban and International Research 45(4):585-596. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13023.

KATZ, C. and PRATT, G. 2021. Chatting about ‘Birthing Across Borders’. Dialogues in Human Geography 11(3): 385-390. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/20438206211020213

PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2021. Dementia, Infrastructural Failure, and New Relations of Transnational Care in Thailand. Transactions of the IBG 46(3): 526-539. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12445

JOHNSTON, C. and PRATT, G. 2021. Travelling Intimacies, translation and betrayal in a creative geography. Cultural Geographies 28(2): 417-428. doi: 10.1177/1474474021993416

2020

PRATT, G., ZELL, S., JOHNSTON, C. and VENZON, H. 2020 ‘Performing Nanay in Winnipeg: Filipino Labour Migration to Canada (Creative Intervention)’ Studies in Social Justice 14(1), 55-66 https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v2020i14.2224

SCHWITER, K., BRÜTSCH, J. and PRATT, G. 2020 ‘Sending Granny to Chiang Mai: debating global outsourcing of care for the elderly’ Global Networks 20(1), 106-125 https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12231

 

2019

JOHNSTON, C. and G. PRATT 2019 Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present London and New York: Routledge

JOHNSON, K., PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2019 ‘Filipinos settle in the Canadian North: unsettling a gendered frontier’ Gender, Place and Culture 26(5), 680-699  https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1541868

 

2018

PRATT, G. with MIGRANTE BC 2018 ‘Organizing Filipina Domestic Workers in Vancouver, Canada: Gendered Geographies and Community Mobilization’ Political Power and Social Theory 35, 99-119

PRATT, G. 2018 ‘One hand clapping: Notes towards a methodology for debating planetary urbanization’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36(3), 563-569             https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0263775817716555

 

2017

JOHNSTON, C. and PRATT, G. 2017 ‘Tlingipino Bingo, settler colonialism and other futures’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 35(6), 971-993                             https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0263775817730699

ANGELES, L. C. and PRATT, G. 2017 ‘Empathy and Entangled Engagements: Critical-Creative Methodologies in Transnational Spaces’ GeoHumanities 3(2), 269-278                https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2017.1364655

PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2017 ‘Crossing Oceans: Testimonial Theatre, Filipina Migrant Labor, Empathy, and Engagement’ GeoHumanities 3(2), 279-291                            https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2016.1278178

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘Filipino migrant stories and trauma in the transnational field’ Emotion, Space and Society 24(2017), 83-92                                https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2015.09.002

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘A Traveling Script: Labor Migration, Precarity, and Performance’ TDR/The Drama Review 61(2), 48-70                                      https://doi.org/10.1162/DRAM_a_00647

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘Lifetimes of Disposability and Surplus Entrepreneurs in Bagong Barrio, Manila’ Antipode 49(1), 169-192                                     https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12249

 

 


Geraldine Pratt

Professor | Head of Department
phone 604 822 5875
location_on GEOG 221/140D
Education

University of British Columbia, 1984, MA, PhD
University of Toronto, BSc, Honours

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Canada Research Chair in Transnationalism and Precarious Labour

My research focuses on transnational migration, labour precarity, and new geographies of dementia care. I recently completed a book (Migration in Performance: crossing the colonial present, 2019) on the travels of Caleb Johnston’s and my testimonial play, performed in Vancouver (2009), Berlin HAU1 (2009), Manila (PETA, 2013; in collaboration with Migrante International, 2014), Whitehorse (2015), and Winnipeg (2019). I have been preoccupied with how to put stories of transnational migration and family separation into circulation, with the politics of testimony and witnessing, and the obligations of witnessing and dialogue within, beyond and across national and community borders. Two new projects are underway: one on new landscapes of dementia care, the other on conditions of precarity among migrant and undocumented workers in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching keyboard_arrow_down
Publications keyboard_arrow_down

2022

MOLINARI, N. and PRATT, G. 2022. Seniors’ Long-term Care in Canada: a continuum of soft to brutal privatisation. Antipode 54(4): 1166-1187.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12711

BANTA, V. and PRATT, G. 2022. Surplused in Dubai: Filipino professionals as surplus entrepreneurs. Geoforum 126: 471- 482. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.05.022

2021

OSWIN, N. and G. PRATT. 2021. Critical Urban Theory in the ‘Urban Age’: Ruptures, Tensions and Critical Solidarities. International Journal of Urban and International Research 45(4):585-596. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13023.

KATZ, C. and PRATT, G. 2021. Chatting about ‘Birthing Across Borders’. Dialogues in Human Geography 11(3): 385-390. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/20438206211020213

PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2021. Dementia, Infrastructural Failure, and New Relations of Transnational Care in Thailand. Transactions of the IBG 46(3): 526-539. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12445

JOHNSTON, C. and PRATT, G. 2021. Travelling Intimacies, translation and betrayal in a creative geography. Cultural Geographies 28(2): 417-428. doi: 10.1177/1474474021993416

2020

PRATT, G., ZELL, S., JOHNSTON, C. and VENZON, H. 2020 ‘Performing Nanay in Winnipeg: Filipino Labour Migration to Canada (Creative Intervention)’ Studies in Social Justice 14(1), 55-66 https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v2020i14.2224

SCHWITER, K., BRÜTSCH, J. and PRATT, G. 2020 ‘Sending Granny to Chiang Mai: debating global outsourcing of care for the elderly’ Global Networks 20(1), 106-125 https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12231

 

2019

JOHNSTON, C. and G. PRATT 2019 Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present London and New York: Routledge

JOHNSON, K., PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2019 ‘Filipinos settle in the Canadian North: unsettling a gendered frontier’ Gender, Place and Culture 26(5), 680-699  https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1541868

 

2018

PRATT, G. with MIGRANTE BC 2018 ‘Organizing Filipina Domestic Workers in Vancouver, Canada: Gendered Geographies and Community Mobilization’ Political Power and Social Theory 35, 99-119

PRATT, G. 2018 ‘One hand clapping: Notes towards a methodology for debating planetary urbanization’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36(3), 563-569             https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0263775817716555

 

2017

JOHNSTON, C. and PRATT, G. 2017 ‘Tlingipino Bingo, settler colonialism and other futures’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 35(6), 971-993                             https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0263775817730699

ANGELES, L. C. and PRATT, G. 2017 ‘Empathy and Entangled Engagements: Critical-Creative Methodologies in Transnational Spaces’ GeoHumanities 3(2), 269-278                https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2017.1364655

PRATT, G. and JOHNSTON, C. 2017 ‘Crossing Oceans: Testimonial Theatre, Filipina Migrant Labor, Empathy, and Engagement’ GeoHumanities 3(2), 279-291                            https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2016.1278178

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘Filipino migrant stories and trauma in the transnational field’ Emotion, Space and Society 24(2017), 83-92                                https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2015.09.002

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘A Traveling Script: Labor Migration, Precarity, and Performance’ TDR/The Drama Review 61(2), 48-70                                      https://doi.org/10.1162/DRAM_a_00647

PRATT, G., JOHNSTON, C. and BANTA, V. 2017 ‘Lifetimes of Disposability and Surplus Entrepreneurs in Bagong Barrio, Manila’ Antipode 49(1), 169-192                                     https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12249