Ito Peng, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, and Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy at the Department of Sociology, and the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. She has written extensively on social policies and social and political economy of care in East Asia. She teaches and researches on comparative social policy, specializing in family, gender, employment and migration policies in East Asia and Asia Pacific. She leads the Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care Program, an international partnership research project funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is also a distinguished fellow of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a Research Associate at United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and UN Women. Her new book (2017), co-edited with Sonya Michel, is called Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim.