The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Grazielle (Grazi) Valentim Figueredo

Research Interests: Gender; Race; Class and Labor; Migration; Carework; Sociology of Family; Feminist Theory; Family Economics; Qualitative Methodology

Grazielle received a BA in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies from University of California, Irvine in 2018. Her research interests focus on immigration, gender, family, and care work, with an emphasis on the work of au pairs in the United States. While at UC Irvine, she conducted a qualitative study examining how individual socio-demographic characteristics, dynamics with host families, and institutional factors influence au pairs’ work experiences. Grazi’s research interests stem from her personal experiences as an immigrant domestic worker in the United States.

At University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is continuing her research on immigrant domestic workers, and investigates further questions related to gender, labor, family. She is also interested in studying the connections between gender, work, and family by contrasting the experiences of female and male au pairs as well as the experiences of host mothers and host fathers.