i Speak

Portland State University

I loved the format of this particular event organized by the PSU Kaibigan, a Filipino student organization. They have a “book club” where they read text by Filipino scholars and writers. They decided to include my book on their list. The students read the book and did a Skype session with me before I came […]

Women of Color initiatives Symposium

I was invited to be the keynote speaker for this event because of my work in advocating for women of color in the academy (including the founding of the Women of Color Scholars Group at Rutgers with my good friend and colleage, Zaire Dinzey Flores).

Middlebury College

The fundamental goal in organizing the symposium (along with other presentations by a journalist and an artist) was to have passionate thinkers on immigration come to campus and share their work with students. The students chose speakers, according to its lead organizer “based on their work (trying to get a diversity of perspectives) as well […]

Humboldt University, Germany

May 29-30, 2009 Gender Knowledge and Philippine Migration Policy: The Role of The Media, NGOs, the Church and the State for “The Knowledge Behind: The Role of Gender Knowledge in Policy Making International Symposium”


Yet another workshop with community-based organizations that I am committed to doing. This time with babae.


April 28, 2011. Book Lecture for the Department of Sociology and the Filipino student organization at Oberlin (yes! There are Filipinos in Ohio). I was graciously hosted by my colleague, Rich Baldoz, whose excellent book is one that I assign in my Filipino-American course at UC Davis.