Edward Kenneth Lazaro Nadurata
- Doctoral Candidate
- University of California, Irvine
This project examines the evolving dynamics around care, aging, and retirement amidst sustained labor migration, globalization, and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. “Reimagining Care: Aging, Retirement and Neoliberal Governance in the Philippines” asks, if Filipinos are caring for the world, then how is the Philippines dealing with its own care crisis––who is to take care of elders who are left at home? Through a combination of oral histories, story mapping, and autoethnography, this project uses Digital Humanities methods to highlight an emerging eldercare economy and the lives of older Filipinos globally as they deal with the demands of aging and retirement to answer urgent questions around care that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic.