Sine Plambech is a Social Anthropologist (PhD) and filmmaker. Plambech has been doing fieldwork among Thai women living in Denmark and their families in Isaan for 13 years. She is a former Research Fellow at Columbia University in New York and currently a Postdoc Research Fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). Her documentary films, produced in collaboration with director Janus Metz, include the award-winning Love on Delivery and Ticket to Paradise, both on the dynamics of Thai women's relationships with Danish men and their migration between Thailand and Europe.
While Europe worries about trafficking and the so-called refugee crisis, Isaan villagers are still building their hopes on women’s migration and labor abroad, writes Social Anthropologist Sine Plambech in this guest commentary.