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)

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

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.

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

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