Education Doctoral Degree 1995. Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe. Specialization: Southeast Asian Studies. Dissertation: “Ecclesial Communities in Cebu, The Philippines.” Ph.D. Committee: James Eder (Chair), John Aguilar, John Chance, and Mark Woodward
Post-Master Degree Training: Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (Intermediate Tagalog), University of Washington, Seattle; 1992. Seoul National Language and Culture Institute (Advanced Korean) 1985. Department of Anthropology, Seoul National University, Kwanak Campus, completed all doctoral coursework; 1985.
Master Degree1980. Department of Anthropology, University of San Carlos, Philippines. Specialization: Philippine Studies. Thesis: “A Content Analysis of Ibanag Proverbs. M.A. Committee: Eugene Verstraelen (Chair), Resil Mojares, Zenaida Uy, Terrence McGuire.
Current research projects: Women’s Roles in Asia; Pacific Islander and Asian American Folklore Expressions; Asian Liberation Theologies; Anthropology and Nature
Regular Course Offerings, unless otherwise indicated: Anth 330, Anthropology of Human Development
Anth 331, Child Rearing in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anth 332, Cross Cultural Perspectives on Aging (forthcoming)
Anth 333, Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (past)
Anth 335, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance
SSCI 600, Proseminar in Anthropology: Globalization and Culture (as of Spr. 2011)
Language Proficiency:Korean (advanced intermediate); Cebuano/Tagalog (rudimentary); French (rudimentary).
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS: In progress. Women’s Roles in Asia. Greenwood Press.
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 the Philippines: Faith in a Revolution. Praeger Press (Hardbound, ISBN 0275971988).
BOOKS, VOLUMES and SPECIAL ISSUES:
Forthcoming. Co-editor with Jonathan H. X. Lee. Asian American Identities and Practices: Folklore Experiences in Everyday Life. Lexington Books.
In-progress: Guest Editor with Jonathan H. X. Lee. Asian Pacific American Folklore: Pluralisms, Practices, and Passages. Amerasia (UCLA)
Coming out end of 2010. Executive editor with Jonathan H. X. Lee. Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. Greenwood Press.
2004. Guest Editor with Hillary Crane. Critical Asian Studies: Women Making Decisions in Asia Vol. 36, No. 2: 171-174.
2002. Guest Editor 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: 1-4.
ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS(PEER REVIEWED)
Forthcoming. “Changing Role of the Philippine Family from Antiquity to Post-Modernity” in East Asian Pastoral Review.
Forthcoming. “Impact of Urbanization/Globalization on the Changing Philippine Family” chapter in Patit Mishra, editor, Process of Urbanization: Prospects and Challenges. New Dehli: Shivalik.
Under review: 2010. “Philippine Liberation Theology and Social Development in Anthropological Perspective” with William Holden in Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society.
Under review: 2010. “Countering “Dispossession by Accumulation:” Indigenous Struggles for Sustainable Development” with William Holden and Daniel Jacobson in Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography.
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. “Peasant Societies”, Chapter 24 in 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook, edited by James H. Birx (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications): 235-244.
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.
2008. “Out-migration from the Philippines with a focus on the Middle East: A Case Study.” East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 25, No 3:261-271.
2008. “The Impact of Colonization on Asia and the Pacific: Revisiting the Prostitution Question.” East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 25, No.4:188-202.
Accepted 2008, forthcoming. “Colonization, Globalization, and Prostitution: Strange Carnage in the Philippines.” Asian Studies Journal. [NOT OUT as of 2010]
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 .
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.
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: 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. “Multiple Flowers in One Garden: Asian Religious Movements for Peace and Justice (Retrospection on the Human Rights Debates of the 1990s), Eastern Anthropologist, Vol. 56, No. 1:
2003. “Is Sex Trafficking in Asia Ancient or New?: Challenge to the Churches,” East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. 40, No. 2: 128-143.
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
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 of Third 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 of Third 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 of Third 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.
Articles and Book Chapters (invited, NOT PEER REVIEWED)
Forthcoming chapter: 2010. “Sisterly Aswangs in Bali and the Philippines” in Francis Tanglao-Aguas’s When the Purple Settles. Manila: Bathala Press.
2002. “Prostitutes and Slavery in Asia: Does the Market Set the Captives Free?” in Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1: 149-159.
1993 "Gordon Childe and Orientalism: A Review of Bruce Trigger’’s Revolutions in Archaeology." Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, (22): 312-315.
2010. “Review of Roberta Binkley’s Before the Gods: There was Enheduanna the First-Known Writer” (Arizona: Noble Knight Books) in East Asian Pastoral Review, Vol. (2010), No. 2: 201-202.
Forthcoming: 2010. “Yaqui Notions of Space and Time: Retrospection on Muriel Painter’s With Good Heart in Lokadhara, A Journal of Folk Culture and Society (Dist: Sambalpur – 768-004 Odisha, India) [journal issue postponed]
Forthcoming: 2009. “Review of Jose Buenconsejo’s Songs and Gifts at the Frontier, Person and Exchange in the Agusan Manobo Possession Ritual, Philippines” in Asian Studies Journal (Third World Studies Center, UP Diliman Campus, Philippines) (reprinted with permission from Pilipinas). [Issue did not come out]
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, A Third 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.
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.
2000. “Review of The Golf War” Pilipinas, An International Journal of Philippine Studies. No. 35: 32.
Forthcoming (2010). “Preface”; “Introduction”; “Filipino America: Jeepneys”; “Filipino America: Ancestors, Spirits, and Ghosts”; “Korean America: History, People, and Culture” “Tibetan American Religion”; Tibetan American People, History, and Culture”; Laotian American Domestic Religious Practices; ... Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. Greenwood Press.
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.
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. 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. “Confucianism: Sacred or Secular?” Asian Studies Symposium. CSUSB (Feb. 25 – Mar. 2).
2008. “Globalization, Colonization, Prostitution: Strange Carnage in the Philippines.” International Conference on Philippine Studies in PSSCenter, 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.
2007. Organizer and Facilitator. “Defining Transnational/Asian/Asian American Connections: Vietnamese/American Communities and Networks” talk by Linda Trinh Vo. Asian Round Table held at CSUSB, March 1.
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.
2006. “Filipino Migrant Workers Caught in the 1990 Gulf Crisis” Asian Round Table event held at CSUSB, March.
2005. “Developing Virtuous Leadership” CSUSB Leadership Academy Workshop, March 2.
2005. “Are Balinese Witches Filipina Aswangs? Search for Deeper Connections.” Asian Round Table Presentation at CSUSB, February 23.
2004. “Are Balines 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 Philippine Studies in 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 Philippine Studies in Lieden, the Netherlands (June 16-19).
2003 “Where the Heart is King: Korean American Acupuncture” 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 WashingtonD.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 Studies Conference, 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.
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 the New 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.
2001. Outstanding Advisor Award from Student Leadership and Development.
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.
2007. Faculty of the Year Award from the Asian Faculty, Staff, and Student Association.
Board Member. Philippine Studies Group, Inc., of the Association for Asian Studies, USA.
Member of Phi Beta Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter (Honor Society for International Scholars)
Fellow. Society for Applied Anthropology
Member. American Anthropology Association
Member. Association for Asian Studies
Lifetime. Member. Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society (India)
Member. International Philippine Studies Association