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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Miss Bianca Luna BA, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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Bianca is a Postgraduate Research Student within the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.


Research interests

Bianca is interested in labour migration studies, particularly in relation to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). She is interested in learning about the effects of migration to family relations between the primary migrant, as well as the left-behind family members.

Bianca’s PhD topic will explore the disparate ways in which migration has impacted the lives of Filipino labour migrants in the United Kingdom, as well as their left-behind family members in the Philippines. It will focus on the extent to which the migration of a family member affects dynamics of the family household. It will investigate the issues that migrants and the members of the left-behind family face as a result of migration and the various means through which both groups are able to sustain crucial filial relations despite the geographical distance. 

Title of PhD: Migration Journeys and Reconfiguring Family Relations: The Experiences of Filipino Labour Migrants in the UK and the Left-Behind Family


Funded by the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC

Affiliate research groups

Economy, Society and Space, Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)


DEMO2004/3003 Migration

Miss Bianca Luna
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 44

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