CV: Liberty Chee

Education

PhD Political Science, National University of Singapore (Singapore),   Aug 2010 – Oct 2015

MA Global Governance and Regional Politics, Bond University (Australia)Jan 2007 – May 2008

BA European Languages (major French, minor Political Science), University of the Philippines (Philippines).  Jun 1997 -  Nov 2001

Academic Positions

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage. Ca' Foscari University Venice (Italy), October 2022 - September 2024 

Lecturer / Docent. Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands), September 2021 - August 2022 and April 2020 to July 2020

Lecturer / Docent. Department of International Relations and International Organization, University of Groningen (Netherlands), September 2020 – August 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher. Political Science / Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research. University of Amsterdam, (Netherlands). May 2018 to July 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow. Identities Cluster, Asia Research Institute. National University of Singapore, (Singapore),  September 2017 to April 2018

Assistant Professor. Department of Political Science. Ateneo de Manila University, (Philippines), August 2016 to May 2017

Teaching Assistant. Global Studies Programme. Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, (Singapore), August 2015 to December 2015

PhD Researcher. Department of Political Science. National University of Singapore, (Singapore),  August 2010 to October 2015

Instructor (part-time). Department of Political Science. Ateneo de Manila University, (Philippines), November 2008 to March 2009

Instructor (part-time). College of International Relations. Lyceum of the Philippines University, (Philippines), June 2006 to October 2006

Instructor (part-time). Department of Political Science. De la Salle University, (Philippines), April 2005 to August 2005

Instructor (part-time). Modern Languages Department. Ateneo de Manila University, (Philippines), June 2008 to May 2010 and November 2002 to October 2005

Research

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage. Ca' Foscari University Venice (Italy), October 2022 - September 2024 

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam / Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, May 2018 – July 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, September 2017 to April 2018


PhD Researcher, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, August 2010 – October 2015

Conferences, Invited talks and Workshops

September 5-9, 2023. (Presenter). European International Studies Association Pan-European Conference on International Relations. Papers: “The Problem of Domestic Work at the ILO” and “Training, Packaging and Commodification: the Work of ‘Maid’ Training Centres in Southeast Asia”. University of Potsdam, Germany

July 3-6, 2023. (Panel Organizer and Presenter). IMISCOE Conference. Panel: ‘Essential but excluded: Surviving precarity in essential economic sectors during and after the pandemic.’

June 13-14, 2023. (Presenter). Swiss Network of International Studies Biennial Conference: International Organizations in Crisis. Paper: The Problem of Domestic Work at the ILO. University of St. Gallen.

May 22, 2023. (Speaker). Global Governance Talk. "Seeing Women's Labour: The Problem of Domestic Work at the ILO". Geneva Graduate Institute.

July 8, 2022. (Participant). Debt, Game and Death: Squid Game in World Politics. European Workshops in International Studies 2022. Thessaloniki, Greece. Paper presented: 'Play and Counter-conduct: Migrant Domestic Workers on TikTok.'

April 7, 2022. (Presenter). Politics and Poetics of Strike in the Postsocialist and Postcolonial Encounter. Paper presented: 'Play and Counter-conduct: Migrant Domestic Workers on TikTok.'

March 3, 2021. (Presenter). Chair Group International Relations & Security Studies Colloquium. Paper presented: 'A Return to the World': Diffraction and Truth-telling in Post-Cartesian IR’ 

November 1, 2021. (Guest Lecture). "The Middlemen of Migration." 'Nation and Migration course, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, VU Amsterdam. 

September 14, 2021. (Speaker). Plenary on Migration. European International Studies Association Pan-European Conference. 

September 10, 2020. (Speaker). Roundtable Discussion: Knowledge Practices and Academic Community: Keeping the Fire Going in the Times of Corona. EISA Virtual Conference. 

June 20-22, 2019. (Panel organizer and participant). Global Labour Migration: Past and Present. International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam. Panel: An Appraisal of the Migration Industry 

January 10-11, 2019. (Participant). Making Identity Count in Asia. Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Paper presented: Philippine Identity Reports 2010 and 2015.

November 1-2, 2018. (Participant). Mapping and Theorizing Migration  Governance and Diplomacy: Insights from the South-to-West Asian Migration Corridor. Leiden University. Paper presented: ‘Supermaids’: Hyper-Resilient Subjects in Private Spaces of Insecurity.

September 11, 2018. (Participant). Early Career Workshop: On the Importance of Failure: Living and Knowing in the Field. 12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. Prague, Czech Republic. Paper Presented: “Being Feeble: On the Portrayal of Competence and Control in the Recounting of Fieldwork.”

September 10, 2018. (Participant). Early Career Workshop, Part 2. World International Studies Committee and Avec et Pour Autres Foundation. University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. Paper Presented: “Supermaids: Hyper-resilient subjects in Private Spaces of Insecurity.”

December 5-7, 2017). (Participant). Early Career Workshop. Theme: World Order and Peace. International Politics in the 21st Century in a Global Perspective. World International Studies Committee and Avec et Pour Autres Foundation. Goa University, Goa, India.

August 6-9, 2014. (Presenter). 4th Global International Studies Conference. Organised by the World International Studies Committee. Goethe University, Frankfurt. Paper Presented: “Recruitment agency as security dispositif: the government of domestic worker migration in Southeast Asia.”

June 16-18, 2011. (Presenter). Decolonising the Social Sciences and Humanities. Organised by the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies. Goethe University, Frankfurt. Paper presented: “The Regulation of Globalising Reproductive Labour Markets.”

November 25-26, 2010. (Presenter). Migrations, Mobility and Globalisation. Consortium for Asian and African Studies. INALCO, Paris. Paper presented: “Theorizing the Labour-Exporting State: a View From Political Economy.”

Publications

Journal articles 

Play and Counter-Conduct: Migrant Domestic Workers on TikTok. (2023) Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations, 37(4), pp. 493-617.

Being of Use: Diffraction and an Ethics of Truth-Telling in Post-Cartesian IR. (2022) Global Studies Quarterly 2022, 2(3), pp 1-10.

Supermaids: Hyper-resilient subjects in neoliberal migration governance. (2020) International Political Sociology 14(4), pp. 336-381.


Book reviews

The Political Economy of Violence Against Women. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 2014 68(3), p. 379.

The Cultural Revolution at the Margins by Yiching Wu. Asian Journal of Social Science, 2018 46(6), pp. 785-786.

Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labour to the World. POLITIKON: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science, 2010, 16 (1), pp. 71-73


Dissertation 

Power as Practice in Global Governance: Recruitment Agencies and Domestic Worker Migration in Southeast Asia. 2015, National University of Singapore.


Popular Press

December 2021. “ASEAN on Migrant Rights: Making Process, Not Progress.” 9Dashline.

November 2020. “Filipino Envoy Puts the Philippines’ Third Foreign Policy Pillar on the Line.” The Diplomat.


Awards

2022. Recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship. Two-year research project #KnowingDOM fully funded by the European Commission,  MSCA Horizon Europe Programme.


2010. Recipient of a Research Scholarship. National University of Singapore (Ministry of Education, Government of Singapore). A fully-funded scholarship to undertake a PhD in Singapore.

2007. Recipient of Australian Leadership Awards, AusAid (Government of Australia). A fully-funded scholarship to undertake a master’s degree in Australia.