Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (2012-2015) is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She is known for her work on women's labor and migration in economic globalization. She has received more than 100 invitations to share her work at universities, government and nongovernmental institutions, and research think-tanks throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including the United Nations and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Her research has been featured in various news media outlets including NPR's The World, Bloomberg News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, de Volkskrant, and American Prospect. Her dissertation was made into a documentary, The Chain of Love (2000), by the public broadcasting station VPRO-TV in the Netherlands. Professor Parreñas has co-edited three anthologies and has written four monographs as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles. Her latest book Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo (Stanford, 2011) won the Distinguished Book Award in the Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association. She has received research funding from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and National Science Foundation, and has received fellowship invitations from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, NJ. Her work is translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Korean, and Japanese.