Recent & Upcoming

“Carlos Bulosan, Socialist?” (forthcoming)

“Homo Asianus Neoliberalis: Human Capital Theory and Asian American Self-Help” (article in progress)

“Chicago’s Asia: Racial Forms of Human Capital Theory.” The Economic History and History of Economic Thought Working Group, Young Scholars Initiative, sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Humanities and Social Sciences Building, University of California, Santa Barbara. Forthcoming Apr. 17-18. (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

“Return Migration and the Transpacific Imagination of Filipino American Literature.’” Verge Journal–sponsored panel on “Transpacific Socialisms,” convened by Andrew Leong and Darwin Tsen. Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Washington D.C. Forthcoming April 10. (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Invited panelist for roundtable in celebration of Kandice Chuh’s The Difference Aesthetics Makes, convened by Denise Cruz and Thuy Linh Tu, with Chandan Reddy, Laura Kang, and Kandice Chuh. Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Washington D.C. April 10. (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Invited faculty respondent, “The Novel of Social Reproduction” (Martin Aagard Jensen) and “Dialectics of Nothing: Negation, Queer History, and Revolutionary Becoming in Communist East Asia” (Libby Kao), Post45 Graduate Symposium. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.  Feb. 28.

“The Literary After State Containment.” MLA Convention, Seattle, WA. Invited presenter for roundtable on “Fictions of Belonging,” with Stephen Best, Michaela Bronstein, Sukanya Banerjee, and Melanie Micir. Convened by Jonathan Grossman on behalf of the MLA Genre Studies Prose Fiction Committee. Jan. 9–12, 2020.

“Following the Money: How the Rockefeller Foundation Remade Philippine Literature.” MLA Convention, Seattle, WA. Invited presenter for roundtable on “Writers from the Global South and Cold War Academic Cultures.” Convened by Roanne Kantor and Isabel Gómez, with Kalyan Nadiminti, Daniel Cooper, and Mai Wang. Jan. 9–12, 2020.

Homo Asianus Neoliberalis: Human Capital Theory and the Neoliberal Remaking of the Model Minority Myth.” Columbia University. Dec. 3, 2019.

“Between Literature and Economy: Analogy, Homology, and Mediation.” The Poetics of Material Life, Princeton University, convened by Carolyn Biltoft and Monica Huerta. Nov. 15-16, 2019. 

“Literature as Insurrection: An International Roundtable on Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto.” Chair and Panelist. American Studies Association. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Nov. 8, 2019. 

“Novels and Remittances.” Center for Philippines Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Emerging Voices in Filipino and Philippine Studies Conference. Nov. 6, 2019. 

“The Social Form of Remittances.” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP/11). Panel on “Ecosophy and Aesthetics,” convened by Sangeeta Ray. University of Maryland, College Park. Oct. 10–12, 2019.

“Remittance Fiction: Literary and Financial Returns of the Philippine Diaspora.” Invited lecture, University of the Philippines (August 28, 2019) and Ateneo de Manila University (August 29, 2019)︎

Homo Asianus Neoliberalis: Human Capital Theory and the Neoliberal Remaking of the Model Minority Myth.” Panel on Critical Global Asias and Neoliberal Sanctuary. AAAS, Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Madison, WI. April 2019. 

“Genre and Neoliberalism.” Seminar co-organizer with Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan. ACLA, Georgetown University. March 2019.

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

Princeton University. AMS Workshop: “Homo Asianus Neoliberalis: Human Capital Theory and Asian American Self-Help︎. February 4, 2019.

“Decolonizing History at Iowa.” Panel on Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia organized by Cheryl Narumi Naruse. MLA 2019. January 3-6, 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.”