© 2015

Gendered Journeys: Women, Migration and Feminist Psychology

  • Oliva M. Espín
  • Andrea L. Dottolo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Oliva M. Espín, Andrea L. Dottolo
      Pages 1-22
  3. Place, Race, Memory and Migration

  4. Work, Social Class and ‘Traditional’ Gender Roles

  5. Violence, Resistance and Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-149
    2. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Anmol Satiani, Neha Patel
      Pages 167-189
    3. Danielle Quintero, Alison Cerezo, Alejandro Morales, Stephanie Rothman
      Pages 190-205
    4. Josephine V. Serrata, R. Lillianne Macias, Alvina Rosales, Rebecca Rodriguez, Julia L. Perilla
      Pages 206-223
  6. Intergenerational Impact of Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-232
    2. Andrea L. Dottolo, Carol Dottolo
      Pages 281-301
    3. Oliva M. Espín, Andrea L. Dottolo
      Pages 302-308

About this book


This book brings a psychological perspective to the often overlooked and understudied topic of women's experiences of migration, covering topics such as memory, place, language, race, social class, work, violence, motherhood, and intergenerational impact of migration.


Migration gender feminist psychology women psychology of women gender studies sociology human geography identity Asylum migration psychology resilience

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliva M. Espín
    • 1
  • Andrea L. Dottolo
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.San Diego State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Rhode Island CollegeUSA
  3. 3.Women’s Studies Research CenterBrandeis UniversityUSA

About the editors

Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, San Diego State University, USA Sundari Balan, Washington University, USA Peggy Brady-Amoon, Seton Hall University, USA Alison Cerezo, San Francisco State University, USA Karen Kisiel Dion, Independent Scholar Roxanne A. Donovan, Kennesaw State University, USA Andrea L. Dottolo, Rhode Island College and Brandeis University, USA Carol Dottolo, Independent Scholar Oliva M. Espín, San Diego State University and Alliant International University, USA Diya Kallivayalil, Harvard Medical School, USA Pei-Wen Winnie, William Paterson University, USA R. Lilliane Macias, Independent Scholar Ramaswami Mahalingam, University of Michigan, USA Sandra Mattar, Saint Mary's College of California, USA Alejandro Morales, California State Polytechnic University, USA Neha Patel, Independent Scholar Julia L. Perilla, Georgia State University, USA Maria Teresa Pestana, Independent Scholar Danielle Quintero, Independent Scholar Rebecca Rodriguez, Independent Scholar Alvina Rosales, Independent Scholar Stephanie Rothman, Independent Scholar Anmol Satiani, DePaul University and Roosevelt University, USA Josephine V. Serrata, Independent Scholar Munyi Shea, California State University, USA Gabrielle Stutman, Independent Scholar Karen L. Suyemoto, University of Massachusetts, Boston Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Boston College, USA

Bibliographic information


“Espin and Dottolo provide the field with important information about the unique ways that migration affects women and, therefore, entire communities. … The editors succeed in producing a work that is ‘contextual, reflexive and relevant’ … . Written for anyone interested in feminist psychology, migration, immigration, or intersectionality, this text may inform the therapy room or the classroom. It should also help revise policy so that immigration legislation may progress from a position of oppression to one of empowerment.” (Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (1), January, 2016)