Rosalinda P. Ofreneo, PhD
She is currently a full professor handling courses in the Doctor in Social Development Program and the Department of Women and Development Studies. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics (major in Family Life and Child Development), a Master’s Degree in Communication, and a Ph.D. in Philippine Studies (focusing on Sociology, Psychology, and Literature), all from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
She has many books to her name, notably Tinig at Kapangyarihan — Mga Kuwentong Buhay ng Kababaihang Manggagawa sa Bahay, her doctoral dissertation published by the U.P. Press. She has done many published researches on the following topics: social protection, globalization and women’s work, subcontracting and home-based work, child labor, women workers in the export processing zones, migrant women, rural women, women in the informal economy, women, debt, and poverty, women and literature, gender and the environment, gender and micro-finance, prostitution and development. She has been active in the women’s movement for four decades, and is currently President of Homenet Philippines and Regional Coordinator of Homenet Southeast Asia.