Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
ASIAN CENTER COORDINATOR, TRI-COLLEGE PhD Philippine Studies Program

Ph.D. in Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
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Resistance literature • Marxist/postcolonial studies • Testimonial writings • Diaspora

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Education, Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila, 1999
  • M.A. Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2007
  • Ph.D. Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2015 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Resistance literature and Marxist studies
  • Critical pedagogy and Testimonial writings
  • Diaspora and postcolonial theories

COURSES HANDLED

  • PS 202 Theories & Perspectives in Philippine Studies.
  • PS 212 Filipino Identities
  • PS 219 Seminar: Philippine Society & Culture
  • AS 255.3 Culture & Society in Southeast Asia
  • PS 301 Perspectives in Philippine Studies

PUBLICATIONS

Book

Forthcoming. 2018 Philippine Development Report, co-edited with Joefe B. Santarita. Hainan: Hainan Normal University, China.

Journal Articles

2020. "Theologizing Literature: Reading the Poems of Kim Chi Ha and Amado Hernandez through the Lens of Liberation Theology." Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 19 (57): 210–24.
2019. “Occluded Histories: Philippine Labor After EDSA.” Philippine Political Science Journal 40 (1–2): 3–31.
2019. “Revisiting Paulo: Critical Pedagogy and Testimonial Narratives in the Philippines K-12 Curriculum.” Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 17 (2): 246–78.
2018. "The Migrant Worker as Disposable Body: Testimonial Narratives from a Nongovernment Organization." Humanities Diliman 15 (2): 38–61. 
2018. "Exotifying Bodies: Self-Flagellation, Abjection, and Social Memory." Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 10 (3): 149–57.
2013. Kontra-Diskurso: Testimonial Narratives of Filipino Workers in a Foreign CompanyHumanities Diliman 10 (1): 44–63
2013. Narrativizing marginality and hope: Testimonial narratives of students in a night schoolThe Scholastican Journal 3.
2012. Voicing resistance: Testimonial narratives of the families and friends of the disappeared. Philippine Humanities Review 14 (1). 
2012. Education and resistance: Testimonies for critical pedagogy and literacy. The Scholastican Journal 115–36.
2012. Transgressive bridging: Critical pedagogies and Philippine Studies. Dalumat 3 (1–2).
2011. Speaking of the subaltern: Subjectivities and resistance in the testimonial narratives of workers.  Diliman Review 58 (1–4).
2011. The Manila teachers’ movement: History, challenges, prospects. Selected papers of the 20th Annual Manila Studies Conference July 28-29, 2011.

Book Chapter

Forthcoming. "Toyota Motors Philippines Foundation: Championing Social Upliftment and Nation-Building through Public Service." In Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-Building, edited by Joefe B. Santarita, 19–28. Quezon City: Toyota Philippines and Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.
2019. “Marxism: Culture, Class, and Ideology.” In Breaking Walls: A Collection of Literature Teaching Modules, edited by M.T. Wright, M.J. Duque, V. Groyon, and T.S. Simon, 153–57. Manila: DLSU Department of Literature.
Forthcoming. "Problematizing Progress, Interrogating Development: The Philippines in 2018.”  In 2018 Philippine Development Report, edited by Joefe B. Santarita and Noel Christian Moratilla, 19–26. Hainan: Hainan Normal University, China. (Co-authored with Joefe B. Santarita)

Book Reviews

2019. "The Prisoner as Testimonialista: A Book Review of Bobby V. Villagracia’s Selda Dos (Manila City Jail)." Plaridel 16 (1): 235–40 (June 2019).
2016. Book review of Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future by Henry Giroux. The Scholastican Journal 4.

Essays

2018. "Recognizing the Exploited and Marginalized: ASEAN Integration and Critical Education." Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 53 (2): 103–07.
2013. Continuing dissent: Reflecting on my paper on the disappeared. Insights, St. Scholastica’s College Manila, 14.
2013. On research, narratives, marginality, and hope. Insights, St. Scholastica’s College Manila, 15.
2013. Pedagohiya, testimonio, at ang karanasan ng mga guro. Insights, St. Scholasticas College Manila. 16.

Creative Writings

Forthcoming. “Pinoy Patriot,” Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 56 (1)
Forthcoming. “Ode to Self as Passenger,” “In Medias Res,” “Solitude” Diliman Review 56: (1)
2020. “Gwangju Blues Reprise,” Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine 52
2017. "Impression." Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 53 (2): 122–23.


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