Education Doctoral Degree 1995: Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe.
Major: Social and Cultural Anthropology
Specialization: Southeast Asian Studies.
Dissertation: “Ecclesial Communities in Cebu, The Philippines.”
Ph.D. Committee: James Eder (Chair), John Aguilar, John Chance, Mark Woodward Dissertation Fellowship: Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship in conjunction with the Center of Southeast Asian Studies at Arizona State University.
Post-Master Degree training:
1992. Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship Award; certificate: intermediate Tagalog. University of Washington, Seattle.
1985. Seoul National University Language and Culture Institute; certificate: advanced Korean language and culture.
1983-85. Seoul National University Tuition Scholarship Award; completed all doctoral coursework in the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University, Kwanak Campus.
Master Degree1980: Anthropology, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines.
Major: Social and Cultural Anthropology
Thesis: “A Content Analysis of Ibanag Proverbs.
M.A. Committee: Eugene Verstraelen (Chair), Resil Mojares, Zenaida Uy, Terrence McGuire.
Current Research: focuses on faith and community resilience to climate change in the Philippines. I also am currently doing research on the relationships between humans, animals, and nature in different historical and contemporary societies and communities, with an aim to find communities modeling compassionate stewardship for each other, animals, trees, diverse ecologies and all living beings.
Courses Taught at California State University, San Bernardino
Anth 102, Introduction to Anthropology, Culture and Society
Anth 330, Child Rearing in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anth 340, Anthropology of Health, Illness, and Healing
Anth 441, Globalization and Culture
Anth 472, Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology
Anth 344, Applied Anthropology and Social Policy
Anth 492, Economic Anthropology [no longer offered by the department]
Anth 345, Urban Anthropology
Anth 347, Cultural Anthrozoology: Animals, Humans, and Nature
Anth 600, Graduate Seminar: Globalization and Culture
ES 392, Filipino American Experiences [special topic course]
ES 394, Asian Pacific Issues [special topic course]
Hum 328, Asian Cultural Traditions
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS: In-progress. Co-authored with William Holden and Emma Porio. Ecological Liberation Theology: Faith-Based Approaches to Climate Change in the Philippines (Springer Press).
2013. Co-authored with Sangita Rayamajhi. Women’s Roles in Asia. Greenwood Press (Hardbound: ISBN: 978-0-313-39748-6)
2008. The History of the Philippines. Greenwood Press (Hardbound: ISBN: 978-0313-34090-1)
2004. Liberation Theology in the Philippines: Faith in a Revolution. De La Salle University Press, Manila (reprint. Paperback, ISBN 9715554997).
2002. Liberation Theology in thePhilippines: Faith in a Revolution. Praeger Press (Hardbound, ISBN 0275971988).
2016 (August). Co-edited with Jeremy Murray, Pop Culture in Asia and Oceana (ABC-CLIO) (Hardbound, ISBN: 978-1-4408-3990-0).
2016. Co-edited with Jonathan H. X. Lee. Asian American Identities and Practices: Folkloric Expressions in Everyday Life. Lexington Books (2nd edition: Paperback).
2014. Co-edited with Jonathan H. X. Lee. Asian American Identities and Practices: Folkloric Expressions in Everyday Life. Lexington Books (Hardbound: 978-0-7391-4732-0; ebook: 978-7391-4734-4). [Recommended by Choice, December 2014 edition]
2011. Co-edited with Jonathan H. X. Lee. Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife, 3 Volumes (ABC-CLIO) (Hardbound, ISBN: 978-0-313-35066-5).
Edited SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES:
2013. Co-edited with Jonathan H. X. Lee. Amerasia: Asian American Folklore: Passages and Practices, Vol. 39, No. 2 (UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press). Co-authored, “Introduction: Asian American Folklore: Fissions and Fusions”, ix-xxii.
2004. Co-edited with Hillary Crane. Critical Asian Studies: Women Making Decisions in Asia Vol. 36, No. 2. Co-authored, “Introduction”, 171-174.
2002. Co-edited with Anthony Gill. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion: Cultural Resources for Theologies of Liberation: Local Responses to Global Challenges, Vol. 41, No. 1. Authored, “Introduction”, 1-4.
BOOK CHAPTERS 2015. “Asian Liberation Theologies: an eco-feminist approach for a more equitable and justice oriented world” in Stanley Brunn, Editor, Part 8: “Globalization, Diversity, and New Faces in the Global South” of The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices, and Politics (Springer Press): Part 8, Chapter12.
2013. Co-authored with Jonathan H. X. Lee. “Introduction: Asian American Folklore: Fissions and Fusions,” In Amerasia Journal: Asian American Folklore: Passages and Practices, Vol. 39, No. 2: ix-xxii.
2011. “Impact of Globalization on the Changing Concept of the Philippine Family”, Chapter in Urbanization, Problems and Challenges, edited by P.P. Mishra and K.N. Sethi (Delhi: Shivalik Prakashan): 40-46.
2010. “Ideology and Anthropology,” Chapter 46 in 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook, edited by James H. Birx (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications): 453-462.
2010. “Peasant Societies”, Chapter 24 in 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook, edited by James H. Birx (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications): 235-244.
2010. “Marxist Anthropology, Chapter 48 in 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook, edited by James H. Birx (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications): 473-479.
2010. “Sisterly Aswangs in Bali and the Philippines” invited chapter in a drama book authored by Francis Tanglao-Aguas, When the Purple Settles (Manila: Bathala Press).
2006. “Gender and Vampires: Aswangs in Southeast Asia” Quilted Sightings: A Women and Gender Studies Reader, edited by Marilen Abesamis and Josefa Francisco (Quezon City, Philippines: Women and Gender Institute, Miriam College): 53-66.
PEER REVIEWED/ACADEMIC JOURNAL ARTICLES
2015. “Changing Configurations of Gender and Family in the Philippines: Does Liberation Theology Provide a Cultural Framework for the Study of the Family?” in Budhi, A Journal of Ideas and Culture 19, 1: 42-48.
2015. Co-authored with Jean Tan, et al. “Rapprochements Between Theology and the Social Sciences: A Round Table Discussion on Women and the Catholic Church” in Budhi, A Journal of Ideas and Culture 19, 1: 1-41.
2014. “Eco-Theology and Gender Spirituality: Case for Climate Resilience in the Philippines” in East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 51, No. 4: 363-371.
2013. Co-authored with William Holden. “The Basic Ecclesial Community Movement in Mindanao: A Case Study” in East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 50, No. 2: 127-146
2012. “Outmigration from the Philippines with a Focus on the Middle East: A Case Study” republished, according to fair use, in the online interdisciplinary Journal of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (www.idjames.org/2012/06/out-migration-from-the-Philippines-with-a-focus-on-the-middle-east-a-case-study/ 2011. “Aswang and Other Kinds of Witches: A Comparative Analysis” in Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, Vol. 39, Nos. 3 & 4: 250-266.
2011. Co-authored with William Holden. “Exemplifying Accumulation by Dispossession: Mining and Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines” in Geografiska Annaler (Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography): 144-161
2011. “So Far, Yet Home? The Impact of Colonization and Globalization on the Philippine Family” in East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 48, No. 3: 247-257.
2010 Co-authored with William Holden. “Philippine Liberation Theology and Social Development in Anthropological Perspective” in Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society Vol. 38, No.2: 89-129
2008. “Outmigration from the Philippines With a Focus on the Middle East: A Case Study” in East Asian Pastoral Review. Vol. 45, No. 3: 261-271.
2008. “The Impact of Colonization on Asia and the Pacific: Re-examining the Prostitution Question” in East Asian Pastoral Review. Vol. 45, No. 2: 188-202.
2007. “Maid in Servitude: Filipino Domestic Workers in the Middle East” Migrant Letters Volume: 4, Issue: 1 (ISSN print:1741-8984 & online: 8992); www.migrationletters.com
2005. “Christians Against Globalization in the Philippines.” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development. Edited by Lynn Kwiatkowski and Jack Rollwagen; Vol. 34, No. 4: 317-340.
2005. “Agrarian Transformation and its Implications for Rural Social Relations in South and Southeast Asia.” The Eastern Anthropologist. Vol. 58. Nos. 3-4. 351-374.
2005. “Confucianism: Sacred or Secular.” East Asian Pastoral Review Vol. 42. No. 4.
2004. “Introduction” co-authored with Hillary Crane. Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2: 171-174 (Special Thematic Issue of Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion co-edited by Crane and Nadeau: Crafting Gender: Women Making Decisions in Asia, edited by Hillary Crane and Kathy Nadeau).
2004. “Liberation Theology in a Postmodern Era: The Philippine Context”, East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 41, No. 4: 329-354.
2003. “Is Sex Trafficking in Asia Ancient or New?: Challenge to the Churches,” East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 40, No. 2: 128-143.
2003. “Asian Religious Movements for Peace and Justice and Human Rights Debate, Eastern Anthropologist, Vol. 56, No. 1:
2002. “Peasant Resistance and Religious Protest in Early Philippine Society: Turning Friars Against the Grain” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 41, No. 1: 75-86.
2002. [Introduction] “Cultural Resources for Theologies of Liberation: Local Responses to Global Challenges” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 41, No. 1: 1-4
2002. “Prostitutes and Slavery in Asia: Does the Market Set the Captives Free?” in Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1: 149-159.
2001. “New Social Movements: Christian and Buddhist Movements – Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka” East Asian Pastoral Review. Vol. 38, No. 4: 374-382
2000. "Interpellating Hegemonic Discourses on Human Rights." Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society. Vol. 28, No. 3: 355-362.
1999. “Rural Change in Southeast Asia: A Reappraisal.” Philippine Sociological Review. Vol. 47: 31-50.
1999. "Globalization, Migration and Class Struggles: NGO Mobilization for Filipino Domestic Workers," with Lisa Law. Kasarinlan, Philippine Journal ofThird World Studies. Vol. 14, Nos. 1 and 2: 51- 68.
1999. ‘‘Beyond the Dumping Ground:’’ A Critique of the Basic Ecclesial Community Model as a Strategy for Development in an Urban Site." Human Organization. Vol. 58, No. 2: 153-160.
1999. "Ecclesial Community in Cebu." Philippine Studies (Ateneo de Manila University), Vol. 47: 77-99.
1998. "Asian Liberation Theology and Marxism: A Reconsideration." The Eastern Anthropologist. Vol. 51, No. 3: 207-218.
1997. "Cebu’s Basic Christian Community Movement’s Alternative Plan for Sustainable Development." Kasarinlan, Philippine Journal ofThird World Studies. Vol. 12, No. 4-Vol. 13, No. 1: 57-64.
1997. "Beyond the Hermeneutics of Religion as an Aspect of Ideology." The Eastern Anthropologist. Vol. 50, No. 3-4: 371-390.
1996. "A Response to Timothy Austin’s ‘‘Filipino Self-Help and Peacemaking Strategies’’: A View from the Mindanao Hinterland," with Vel J. Suminguit. Human Organization, Journal for the Society of Applied Anthropology. Vol. 55, No. 2: 10-13.
1995. "Althusser’s Concept of Ideology in Marxist Anthropology: The Case of the Theologies of Struggle in the Philippines." The Eastern Anthropologist. Vol. 48, No. 4: 381- 394.
1994. "Rethinking Marxism and Philippine Liberation Theology: An Outsider’’s View in Cebu." Debate, Philippine Left Review (Kalinaw Foundation, Quezon City), August , Vol. 1: 29-46.
1994. "More on Modes of Production: Synthesis of Some Debates Contextualized for the Philippines." Kasarinlan, Philippine Journal ofThird World Studies, Vol. 2-3, No. 9: 138-158.
1993. "‘‘Looking for Lords’’ Charismatic Authority and Modernization in Central Java." Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, Vol. 23: 382-387.
1993. "Christianity and the Transformation of Philippine Lowland Life: A Critique of Rafael." Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, Vol. 21: 25-38.
1992. "Does it Matter Whether or Not Southeast Asian Peasants are Capitalists? More Thoughts on an Old Debate." Philippine Sociological Review, Vol 40, No.1-4: 57-75.
2014. “Transforming the Hindu Patriarchal System from the Inside-out is a Key to Advancing Human Rights in India” in World Geography Academic Database:Enduring Question Series: [written in response to question, how can women’s rights in India advance without sacrificing cultural traditions?]. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO)
2015. “Review of The Spirit of Things” by Julius Bautista in Southeast Asia Research Vol. 23, No. 1 (March): 145-145 (1).
2015. “Review of The Dance that Makes You Vanish, Cultural Reconstruction of Post-Genocide in Indonesia” by Rachmi Diyah Larasati in Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies Vol. 45, No. 1: 183-184.
2010. “Review of Before the Gods: There was Enheduanna the First Known Writer” by Roberta Binkley in East Asian Pastoral Review Vol. (2010) No. 2: 201-202.
2011. Review essay on the false depictions of Asian women:
Soh, Sarah 2008. The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press);
Cho, Grace 2008. Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press);
Levine, Philippa 2003. Prostitution, Race, and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire (New York: Routledge Press)
Tambe, Ashwini 2009. Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press).”
In in Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society Vol. 39, No. 1: 81-85.
2011. “Review of Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asian American Studies” edited by Jonathan Lee and Roger Viet Chung (San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing, university readers custom printing company) in Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement, Vol. 6:1-4
2007. “Review of Cross-Border Marriages, Gender and Mobility in Transnational Asia” Anthropological Quarterly Vol. 80; No. 2: 585-588.
2006. “Review of Steven Shirley’s Guided by God: The Legacy of the Catholic Church in Philippine Politics” Journal of Asian Studies Vol. 65, No. 3:662-664. (August).
2005. “Review of Rhacel Parrenas’s Children of Globalization, Transnational Families and Gendered Woes.” Kasarinlan, Philippine Journal of Third World Studies. Vol. 20. No. 2: 187-189.
2004. “Review of Sally Ness’s Where Asia Smiles,” Journal of Asian Studies. Vol. 63. No. 4:1207-1208.
2003. “A Review of Arlo Nimmo’s Mogosha, An Ethnography of the Tawi-Tawi Sama Dilaut,” Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 62, No. 4: 1333-1335.
2003. “Book Review of Detained, Immigration Laws and Expanding I.N.S. Jail Complex,” Western Criminology Review. Vol. 4, No. 3: 241-242.
2003. “A Review of Heather Claussen’s Unconventional Sisterhood: Catholic Nuns in the Philippines,” Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 62, No. 1: 334-335.
2002. "A Review of Mariano Apilado's Revolutionary Spirituality: A Study of the Protestant Role in the American Colonial Rule of the Philippines, 1898-1928." Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 60 (2): 601-602.
2002. "A Review of Oscar Suarez's "Protestantism and Authoritarian Politics, The Politics of Repression and the Future of Ecumenical Witness in the Philippines." Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 60 (2): 601-602.
2002. "A Review of Niels Mulder's Filipino Images, Culture of the Public World." Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 60 (2): 613-614.
2001. “A Review of Jose Buenconsejo’s Songs and Gifts at the Frontier, Person and Exchange in the Agusan Manobo Possession Ritual, Philippines,” Pilipinas, Vol. 37: 89.
2001. “A Review of Vincent Boudreau’s Grass Roots and Cadre in the Protest Movement.” Kasarinlan, AThird World Quarterly of Philippine Studies. Vol. 16, No. 2: 209-211.
2000. “A Review of Fenella Cannell’s Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines.” Pilipinas, An International Journal of Philippine Studies. No. 35: 28-30.
2000. “Review of The Golf War” Pilipinas, An International Journal of Philippine Studies. No. 35: 32: [film review.]
1999. "A Review of Ligaya Lindio-McGovern’’s Filipino Peasant Women, Exploitation and Resistance. Pilipinas, A Journal of Philippine Studies (Southeast Asian Studies Center, ArizonaStateUniversity) No. 33, Fall 1999:146-7.
1999 "A Review of Lynn Kwiatkowski’s Struggling with Development: The Politics of Hunger and Gender in the Philippines." Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 58 (3):896-898.
1998 "A Review of Kim Scipes’ KMU: Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980- 1994." Philippine Studies, Vol. 46, Second Quarter: 261-262.
1993 "Gordon Childe and Orientalism: A Review of Bruce Trigger’’s Revolutions in Archaeology." Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, (22): 312-315.
ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES AND CHAPTERS:
2017, scheduled release date. “Confucius” in International Encyclopedia of Anthropology edited by Hilary Callan (Wiley-Blackwell Press).
2016, Pop Culture in Asia and Oceana, edited by Jeremy Murray and Kathleen Nadeau (ABC-CLIO).
“Introduction” co-authored with Jeremy Murray
“Preface” co-authored with Jeremy Murray
Chapter Overviews: “Popular Music;” “Books and Literature;” “Cinema;” “TV and Radio;” “Internet and Social Media;” “Sports;” “Video Games;” and “Fashion and Couture” co-authored with Jeremy Murray
“Hunger Games Salute” co-authored with Jeremy Murray
“Hijabers (Islamic Veiling in Indonesia and Bangladesh)”
“The Golf War”
2015. Updated chapter entry and new sidebar in new edition of Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices edited by Thomas Riggs (Gale Publishing Group):
“Rosaleo (Rudy) Romano, CsSR”
2016, March. Entries in Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms, edited by Lan Dong (ABC-CLIO-Greenwood Press):
“Filipino American Family”
“Filipino American Folklore”
“War Bride Act”
2011. Entries in Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife, edited by Jonathan Lee and Kathleen Nadeau, 3 Volumes (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO):
Co-authored. “Preface”: xxix-xxxi
Co-authored. “Introduction: Asian American Folklore and Folklife”: xxxv-xi.
“Filipino American Jeepneys”: 384
“Filipino American: Ancestor, Ghost, and Spirit”: 336-337
“Japanese American Domestic Religious Practices”: 583-585
“Japanese American Festivals and Holidays”: 591-593
Co-authored. “Korean American History, People, and Culture”: 655-659
“Laotian American Ancestor, Ghost, and Spirit”: 717-719
Co-authored. “Laotian American Domestic Religious Practices”: 723-724, albeit my name inadvertently omitted and may appear in next offprint.
“Tibetan American People, History, and Culture”: 1127-1128
“Tibetan American Religion”: 1149-1153
“Korean American: The Woodcutter’s Family – A Folktale on Aging and Eldercare” as retold by Nadeau, in Appendix: “Examples of Folklore in Asian America”:1232-1233.
2011. Entries in Encyclopedia of the Middle East and South Asia edited by Gordon Newby (M.E. Sharpe):
2006. “Confucianism” in Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media edited by Daniel Stout. New York: Routldege Press: 89-92.
2006. “Rosaleo (Rudy) Romano, CSsR (1940-1983),” Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, edited by Roy Domenico and Mark Hanley. Greenwood Press: 473-474; attachment.
2006. “Basic Ecclesial Communities (Philippines),” Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, edited by Roy Domenico and Mark Hanley. Greenwood Press: 36-37; attachment.
2006. “Corazon Aquino,” Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, edited by Roy Domenico and Mark Hanley. Greenwood Press: 26; attachment.
2006. “Philippines,” Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practice, vol. 3,edited by Thomas Riggs. Thomson Gale: 216-222; attachment.
2003. “The Philippine Family,” International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, MacMillan Reference, USA (Gale Publishing Group) Vol. 3: 1227-1230.
2003. “Buddhism,” Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom, ed. Catherine Cookson (N.Y., Berkshire Publishing Group/ Routledge): 26-28.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/and SERVICES (external, national and international conferences) Forthcoming, July 2016: co-organized panel “Mapping Filipino/Asian Spirituality (ies): Stewardship, Climate Change and Disasters” and presenting paper entitled “Why Not an Anthropologies of Liberation: In Response to the Question Does Neoliberalism Exasperate the Problem of Climate Change in the Philippines” at the 10thInternational Conference on the Philippines “Re-Imagining Community, Scholarship, and Citizenship (ICOPHIL Conference to be held in Dumaguete City, Philippines) (July 6-8).
2015. “Gender Spirituality and Ecofeminism: A Case for Climate Resilience in the Philippines” presented at the “Forty Years of Philippine and Filipino Studies: Dialogue and Celebration” Conference hosted by the Center for Philippine and Filipino Studies of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (April 8-11).
2015. “Climate Change and Community Based Resilience in the Philippines,” Annual Southwestern Anthropology Association Conference held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California (May 1-2).
2015. “Changing Configurations of Gender and the Family in the Philippines: Does Liberation Theology Provide a Cultural Framework for the Study of the Family?” presented at the Budhi Round Table Discussion: “Women and the Catholic Church” held at Ateneo de Manila University (January 26, 2015).
2015. “Liberation Theology and Gender Spirituality” presented at the Panel Discussion on “Gender, Faith, and Resilience to Climate Disasters” at the School of Social Sciences Research Cluster on “Environment, Society, and Climate Disasters.” Manila Observatory, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Philippines) January 23, 2015).
2014. “Can Women’s Rights Advance in India without Sacrificing Tradition?” Presented at the Southwestern Anthropology Association Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove (April 24-26).
2014. Chair. “Human Rights versus Construct?” panel session at the Southwestern Anthropology Association Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove (April 24-26).
2011. “Role of the Philippine Family from Early Modernity to Postmodernity.” San Francisco State University Re-Seaing Southeast Asian American Studies, Memories and Visions: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (March 10-11).
2011. “Neo-Liberalism and Christianity: Does the Philippine Basic Ecclesial Community Movement Help the Poor?” co-authored with William Holden, at the 9th International Conference on the Philippines held at Michigan State University (May 22-25).
2011. Organizer and Chair. “Filipino Postcolonial Christianity: Religion and Society.” 9th International Conference on the Philippines held at Michigan State University (May 22-25)
2010. “Orientalism”/Colonization and the Spread of Capitalist Images of Asian/Asian American Women as Hypersexual Prostitutes to the Americas: An Exploratory Essay. Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Austin, Texas (April 7-11).
2010. Co-organizer and Co-chair. “Contextualizing Asian American Folklore” panel. Association for Asian American Studies. Austin, Texas (April 7-11)
2010. Discussant. “Asian American Folklore and Historical Rediscoveries” panel. Association for Asian American Studies. Austin, Texas (April 7-11)
2010. Discussant for session entitled “Asian American Folklore and Historical (Re)(Dis)coveries of Self, Family, and Community.” Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Austin, Texas (April 7-11).
2009. Chair and Discussant. “Happy Birthday Mazu – Empress of Heaven” panel, Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois (March 26-29).
2008. “Globalization, Colonization, Prostitution: Strange Carnage in the Philippines.” International Conference on Philippine Studies in Philippine Social Science Center, Quezon City: Philippines (July 23-26).
2008. “Globalization, Colonization, and Prostitution: Strange Carnage in the Philippines” invited by the Third World Studies Center. Public lecture at the Asian Center Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus (August 7)
2008. “The Impact Colonization on Asia and the Pacific: Revisiting the Prostitution Question” invited by the East Asian Pastoral Institute. Public lecture (July 23)
2007. Organizer and Chair. “What Does Holistic Learning Really Mean?” Western Association for Schools and Colleges Annual Meeting held in San Jose from April 17 – 20.
2007. Organizer and Chair. “Student Videos: Cultures of Homelessness” and “Asian or Azn?” Western Association for Schools and Colleges Annual Meeting held in San Jose from April 17 – 20.
2006. Chair and Discussant. “Human Trafficking, Colonialism and Balikbayan Boxes.” The Filipino Century Beyond Hawaii Centennial Conference held in Honolulu from December 13-17.
2006. “The Plight of a Filipino Worker Caught in the 1990 Gulf Crisis” Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting held in Vancouver from March 28 to April 2.
2004. “Are Balinese Witches, Filipina Aswangs,” American Folklore Society meeting in Salt Lake City (Oct. 13-17)
2004. “Postmodernity and the Philippine Family” Changing Landscapes, Humanscapes, and Mindscapes in a Globalizing World: International Conference on the Philippines. Leiden, the Netherlands (June 16-19).
2004. Chair. “Changes in Diasporic Origin: Family and Community.” Changing Landscapes, Humanscapes, and Mindscapes in a Globalizing World: International Conference on the Philippines. Lieden, the Netherlands (June 16-19).
2003 “Where the Heart is King: Korean American Acupuncture” filmed, co-edited and co-produced video. Society for Applied Anthropology meeting in Portland, Oregon (March 19-22)
2002 "Sex Trafficking in Asia: Discontinuous with a Pre-Colonial Past?" Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies held in Washington D.C. (April 4-7)
2001 "Re-Inventing the Filipino Family in Transnational Migration: Sacrificing to Labor." Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association, Washington DC (Nov. 28-Dec. 2)
2000 "Development Aggression in the Philippines: A Close-Up View from Cebu" Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association, San Francisco (Nov. 15-19)
2000 "Human Rights and Development in the Philippines: The Vision of the Christian Left." Association for the Sociology of Religion. Washington, D.C. (August 10-13).
1999 "Filipino Christians in the Nationalist Struggle for Poor Peoples’ Rights: Subsistence Farmers and Scavengers in Cebu" American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago (Nov. 17-21).
1999 with Lisa Law."Filipino NGOs and transnational struggles for domestic workers’’ rights."Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Boston.
1998. "Beyond the Dumping Ground:A Critique of a Basic Ecclesial Community Model in an Urban Site." Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
1996. "Upland Ecclesial Community in Cebu: Resistance and Struggle in the Philippines."American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
1996. "Local Development or Exploitation in a Scavenger Community, Cebu City, Philippines" Association of Asian StudiesConference, Honolulu.
1995. "Upland Christian Farmers in Cebu, Philippines." Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1994. "A Critique of Development in Cebu, Philippines." Interdisciplinary Symposium on "Exploring the Challenges of Conflict: Issues and Alternatives in the 20th Century World." Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
1993. "Rethinking Marxism and Philippine Liberation Theology: An Outsider's View in Cebu."15th National Philippine Anthropology Conference, Cebu City, Philippines.
1992. "The Ideology Behind Basic Christian Communities in the Philippines: Religion or Marx?" Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute Conference, University of Washington, Seattle.
1992. "Althusser's Concept of Ideology in Marxist Anthropology: The Case of Liberation Theology in the Philippines" Conference on "Marxism in theNew World Order: Crisis and Possibilities," University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1991. "Christianity and the Transformation of the Philippine Lowlands" Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Awards at CSUSB:
2011. Outstanding Service Award from College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
2007. Faculty of the Year Award from the Asian Faculty, Staff, and Student Association.
2005. Faculty of the Year Award from the Asian Faculty, Staff, and Student Association.
2005. Faculty of the Year Award from the University Diversity Committee.
2001. Outstanding Advisor Award from Student Leadership and Development.
Grants at CSUSB:
2007. Title VI, Department of Education Grant: used to develop CSUSB’s Asian Studies Minor Program housed in the College of Arts and Letters. Served as one of four writers on the grant writing committee.
Mini-Grants at CSUSB:
2015: Course Redesign Award from Office of Student Research, developed Anth 301 into an online course, which is a required course for our majors.
2015: Grant Evans Award to present research paper on ecofeminism and resilience to climate change: Philippine Case Study from Mindanao at international Philippine Studies Conference, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
2015. Professional Development Mini-Grant: collaborative research and presentation on climate change and resilience in the Philippines.
Institutional Affiliation: Department of Sociology, Ateneo de Manila University. 2015. Sabbatical Leave Award: research on human rights/gender, faith, and resilience to climate change and natural disasters in the Philippines.
2013/2014. Teaching Resource Center Award: co-designed and co-taught Hum 328.
2012. Professors Across Borders Award: visited classes and did research on women and micro-financing projects in collaboration with Somaiya College, Mumbai. (December).
2008. Sabbatical Leave Award: research on Filipino Americans.
2007/2008. Summer Research Fellowship: fieldwork on prostitution and sex trafficking in the Philippines. Institutional Affiliations: East Asian Pastoral Center, Ateneo de Manila. Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. Anthropology Department, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines.
2002/2003. Summer Research Fellowship: fieldwork and research on Filipino Americans in Southern California.
1999/2000. Professional Development Awards: fieldwork/research on returned migrant laborers in the Philippines
Visiting Research Associate: (summer 2000) Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University
Other Institutional Affiliations: East Asian Pastoral Center, Ateneo de Manila. Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. Anthropology Department, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines.
Intermittent. Diversity Committee Awards to organize guest speaker events.
Intermittent. Community University Partnership Awards to promote Filipino community ties.
Professional Associations(activated for conference presentations), Advisory Committees, and Editorial Boards
2013 – On-Going. Executive Editorial Board Member: Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society.
1995 – 2011. Executive Advisory Board Member: Philippine Studies Group, Inc., of the Association for Asian Studies, USA.
Member: American Anthropology Association
Member: Association for Asian Studies
Member: Asian American Studies Association
Member. Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society of India (Lifetime member)
Member: International Philippine Studies Association (ICOPHIL)
Fellow: Society for Applied Anthropology
Member: Southwestern American Anthropology Association