Prof. Deirdre McKay

Dr. Deirdre McKay researches indigenous peoples, development and migration.

Prof. Deirdre McKay, of Keele University in the United Kingdom, is the author of Global Filipinos (Indiana, 2012) and An Archipelago of Care (Indiana, 2016). She has worked with CIDA and AusAID-funded projects in the Philippines and with Filipino migrant communities in Canada, Hong Kong, London and online. She interested in personal stories of development, migration strategies, and people’s sense of self, and how these phenomena are being reshaped by social media. Her current projects explore upcycled plastic arts and crafts, ‘private aid’ after natural disasters, and the potential for migrants to document their development contributions through community arts.