Global Asian Studies Director Anna Guevarra Wins the 2018 William J. Holland Prize

Anna Guevarra, associate professor and director of Global Asian studies, has been named the recipient of the 2018 William J. Holland Prize from the journal Pacific Affairs.

The annual honor recognizes an outstanding article published in the journal during the preceding year that promotes “international understanding of the regions and peoples of Asia and the Pacific through original empirical research combined with precise and perceptive argumentation.”

Guevarra’s article, “Mediations of Care: Brokering Labour in the Age of Robotics,” explores themes of human-technology interface, labor, migration and barriers to transnational movement, and it was described as “a truly innovative and exciting piece that redefines the infrastructure of migration and care.”

The article by Guevarra, who studies immigrant and transnational labor, the geopolitics of care work, and critical diaspora studies, was published in Vol. 91, No. 4 ofPacific Affairs and is available online.