Recent & Upcoming





“Human Capital Theory 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)

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

Homo Asianus Neoliberalis: Human Capital Theory and the Neoliberal Remaking of the Model Minority Myth.” Columbia University Faculty Seminar on American Studies. Forthcoming Dec. 3, 2019.

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

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