M.A./Ph.D., American Studies. Brown University (In progress); M.A., Asian American Studies. University of California, Los Angeles (2008); B.A., History. California State University, Fullerton (2003)
Twentieth century cultural history; colonialism, imperialism, and empire; Asian American studies; Filipino American history with a focus on immigration, labor, community formation, foodways, and identity politics.
AMCV0190: Beyond the Tourist Trap: The Past, Present, and Future of Asian American Spaces (Spring 2012)
"Filipino American: Rites of Passage." In Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore, edited by Jonathan H.X. Lee and Kathleen Nadeau. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2010.
Selected Invited Lectures:
"Table for Two: Cultural Imperialism and Decolonizing Practices in Representations of Filipino Food." Invited lecture for AMCV1610: Introduction to Popular Culture. Professor Susan Smulyan, American Studies department, Brown University, Fall 2010.