Grace Chang is a writer and activist in struggles for immigrant, labor and welfare rights of migrant women and women of color in the United States. Her essays have appeared in Radical America, Socialist Review, and several anthologies. She was a co-editor of Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency (Routledge, 1994) and is the author of Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy (South End Press, 2000). She serves on the research advisory board for a project with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and works with Lideres Campesinas, Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), the Applied Research Center and the DataCenter on a research project with immigrant women farm workers. Currently, she teaches Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara and is working on a book, Trafficking by Any Other Name: Transnational Feminist, Immigrant and Sex Worker Rights Responses.
Trafficking has become synonymous with “trafficking into sex work,” though this is not the predominant form of human trafficking, which includes a range of racial, economic, and sexual violence and slavery and not just against women.