The “Treaty Series,” part of the Native Stories Podcast

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nanea Lo of Native Stories about the 1898 Treaty of Paris, the treaty wherein Spain sold the Philippines to the United States. Our talk is part of the “Treaty Series,” a Native Stories project that explores the histories of what transpired and what has segwayed indigenousContinue reading “The “Treaty Series,” part of the Native Stories Podcast”

Koboys and Kumadres

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 HawaiĘ»i,” it will beContinue reading “Koboys and Kumadres”

Next week: “Cinema, Cure, COVID: How Do We Go from Here?”

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?””

AAS Conference 2021

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”