Grazielle Valentim

ISSR Methodology Consultant Grazielle Valentim, a smiling white woman with chin length brown hair, wearing a white blouse and gold earrings
E27 Machmer Hall

Grazielle Valentim is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her research interests focus on immigration and labor rights, family, gender, and care work. Her work explores how the State Department, sponsored au pair agencies, and states like Massachusetts apply laws to au pairs, given that the program is recognized as “cultural exchange” rather than migrant labor.  She explores the contrasting experiences of women and men au pairs as well as the experiences of host parents accounting for different family formations through the lens of gender, sexuality, class, work, and family.
Grazi specializes in qualitative methods, including interviewing and fieldwork, document analysis, and the use of QDA software such as NVivo, MaxQDA, and Dedoose. She is also happy to provide consultation on the collection and analysis of social media data.