Naoko Sunai is a doctoral candidate at the Université Laval Department of Geography. As part of her research, she analyzes the international migration of Vietnamese people from a gender-oriented sociological perspective. More specifically, her work looks at the relationship between the East Asian migration system and the personal experiences of Vietnamese female migrant workers, and on their life paths. With a diverse background beyond the academic life—she has also worked as a journalist, a writer and a photographer—she was able to study the situation of Japan’s female migrant workers and housekeepers from various angles. She received a Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Processes grant to pursue her doctoral work in Geographical Sciences at the Université Laval Department of Geography.