I am excited to be part of this year’s Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference. The theme, “Unsettling Transpacific Ecologies,” sounded perfect for my current research, so I submitted a paper I have been working on. Entitled “Koboys and Kumadres: Rethinking kinship and agency in early Filipina migration narratives in Hawaiʻi,” it will beContinue reading “Koboys and Kumadres”
One of the silver linings of this pandemic is that I get to participate in events happening elsewhere in the world, including back home in the Philippines, and everyone else can too! Next week, I will be co-moderating a panel discussion my friend and former orgmate, Yam Palma. We will be discussing cinema in theContinue reading “Next week: “Cinema, Cure, COVID: How Do We Go from Here?””
An essay I wrote, “A String of Specters: Reflections on the Haunting in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees,” was just published in Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, for an issue on “Southeast Asia: Comparisons and Cross-Border Linkages.” You can view the journal issue here. I wrote it as part book review, partContinue reading ““A String of Specters:” new essay out now!”
This week is the Association for Asian Studies 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Yesterday’s Presidential Address by Christine Yano was very interesting and inspiring. She talked about the traditional Japanese musical performance form “Chindon-ya,” wherein the troupe performs while walking down the streets and alleyways, bringing music and happiness wherever they went and promoting local shopsContinue reading “AAS Conference 2021”
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