Office: B29 McCosh Hall

Upcoming / Recent




“Human Capital and Asian American Self-Help” (article in progress)

“Semiperipheral Realism: Cold War Iowa and Wilfrido D. Nolledo’s But for the Lovers” (article in progress)

ACLA, Georgetown University. “Genre and Neoliberalism.” Seminar co-organizer with Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan. Forthcoming March 2019. Submit abstracts through call for papers︎.

Princeton University. “Japanese/America: Transpacific and Hemispheric.” Symposium organizer and moderator. Speakers: Iyko Day, Andrew Way Leong, Karen Umemoto, and Karen Tei Yamashita. Forthcoming February 15, 2019.

MLA 2019, Paper presentation: “Decolonizing History at Iowa,” panel on Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia organized by Cheryl Narumi Naruse. Forthcoming January 2019.

Marxist Literary Group, Institute of Culture and Society︎. University of Albany, SUNY. Invited presenter, June 18–22, 2018: “Asian / American / Marxism: A Roundtable,” with Iyko Day, Christopher Chen, Petrus Liu, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, and Colleen Lye.

Princeton University. Department of English. Invited presenter, December 6, 2017: “Literary and Financial Returns and Filipino Labor Export.”

Harvard University. The Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Invited presenter, December 1, 2017: “The Social Form of Remittances.”

PAMLA Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper presentation, November 2017: “Dispersions of Human Capital: Remittance Fiction Today.”

Wellesley College. Public lecture for Filipino American History Month, October 19, 2017: “From Pensionados to Fulbrighters: Early Filipino Intellectual Migrations, 1903-1948.”

UC Berkeley, Townsend Center for the Humanities︎. Paper presentation, March 3, 2017: “Two Paths for the Filipino Novel after Import-Substitution.” 

Harvard University, New Work in Novel Studies Symposium︎. Paper presentation, December 7, 2016: “The Importation of New Criticism into the Philippines and the Search for the Great Filipino Novel, 1946-1962.”