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

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
  • Marxist studies
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Testimonial writings
  • Postcolonial theories
  • Diaspora

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

Journal Articles

2019. “Occluded Histories: Philippine Labor After EDSA.” Philippine Political Science Journal (forthcoming).

2019. “Revisiting Paulo: Critical Pedagogy and Testimonial Narratives in the Philippines K-12 Curriculum.” Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (forthcoming).

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).

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, 115-136.

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 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.

Commentaries/Essays

2019. “Marxism: Culture, Class, and Ideology.” In Wright, M.T., Duque, M.J., Groyon, V. & Simon, T.S. (Eds.). Breaking Walls: A Collection of Literature Teaching Modules (pp. 153-157). Manila: DLSU Department of Literature.

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 Writing

2017. "Impression." Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 53 (2): 122–23.

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