5 Pinay Scholars You Need to Know

This post is in celebration of Womxn’s Herstory Month! It is by no means a complete list, but here are 5 Pinay scholars who are interrogating, challenging, and decolonizing the world with their groundbreaking research and activism.

1. Nerissa Balce is an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University (SUNY). Her research interests include postcolonial theory, feminist epistemologies, Asian American literature and culture, American visual culture, etc. Her book Body Parts of an Empire: Abjection, Filipino Images and the American Archive is forthcoming under the University of Michigan Press.

2. Robyn Rodriguez is an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. In addition to being a scholar, Professor Rodriguez is also an activist, who has organized with BAYAN USA and other grassroots organizations. Her research interests include globalization, migration, and the Filipin@/American experience.

3. Sarita See is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Professor See’s Book, The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance, examines how Filipin@ artists have engaged with the aftermath of U.S. colonialism and how these artists have produced a challenging and creative movement through art, performance, and visual culture. She is also executive director of the Center For Art and Thought, an online space dedicated to providing dialogue and convergence for artists and scholars.

4. Neferti Tadiar is a Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College. Her research interests include transnational and third world feminisms, postcolonial and Marxist theory, Philippine studies, etc. She has produced books and articles interrogating the Filipina/American body, such as Fantasy Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Older and “Filipinas ‘Living in a Time of War,'” an article featured in the Body Politics: Essays on Cultural Representations of Women’s Bodies anthology.

5. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales is an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. She is also the founder and director of Pin@y Educational Partnerships, a Filipin@ American Studies curriculum and teaching pipeline. Professor Tintiangco-Cubales is most notable for coining “Pinayism,” a Pinay feminist consciousness and praxis combining a multitude of theories and philosophies that aims to put the Pinay at the center of dialogue and instigate revolutionary action.

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15 thoughts on “5 Pinay Scholars You Need to Know

  1. Also – Dawn Boholano Mabalon!: http://asianjournal.com/aj-magazines/little-manila-is-in-the-heart-the-making-of-the-filipinao-american-community-in-stockton-california/.
    “In addition to her scholarly endeavors, Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon has worked extensively in the Filipina/o American community, particularly in the preservation and dissemination of Filipina/o American history to the larger public. Her research and advocacy led to the establishment of the nation’s first-ever city-designated Filipino-American historic site, the Little Manila Historic Site in downtown Stockton. She is a co-founder and board member of the Little Manila Foundation, which works for the preservation and revitalization of the Little Manila Historic Site in Stockton. The Little Manila Foundation has received many awards for its innovative preservation work. She is a member of the Stockton Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society. She also serves as the National Scholar on the national board of Trustees of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), is the president of the board of Pin@y Educational Partnerships, and serves on the advisory board of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation. She received the Distinguished Young Alumnus award from the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association in 2003 and the Community Service Award from Filipinas Magazine in 2004 and Legionarios del Trabajo in 2005. – See more at: http://asianjournal.com/aj-magazines/little-manila-is-in-the-heart-the-making-of-the-filipinao-american-community-in-stockton-california/#sthash.A6rB6XFC.dpuf

  2. Thank you @Samaguitagirl for honoring us! There’s so many amazing Pinay professors/scholars and the list is growing. I’d love to touch base sometime! Thank you @allaboutcriticallove for reposting. I appreciate you both. I’m thinking of putting a Pinayism anthology together in the near future. I hope you both submit. With love and solidarity! Allyson

  3. Here’s more Pinay college educators to add to the list:

    Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
    Cathy Ceniza Choy
    Celine Parrenas Shimizu
    Cheryl Matias
    Christine Bacareza Balance
    Dina Maramba
    Emily Lawsin
    Estella Habal
    Evelyn Rodriguez
    Joan May Cordova
    Jocelyn Hermoso
    Korina Jocson
    Leny Strobel
    Lily Mendoza
    Linda Maram
    Linda Pierce
    Lucy Burns
    M. Evelina Galang
    Maria Ferrera
    Maricel Santos
    Marie-Therese C. Sulit
    Patricia Espiritu Halagao
    Penelope V. Flores
    Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
    Ruth Elynia Mabanglo
    Sarita See
    Tracy Lachica Buenavista
    Valerie Francisco
    Vernadette Gonzalez
    Aimee Suzara
    Anna Gonzales
    Annalisa Enrile
    Arlene Daus-Magbual
    Aureen Almario
    Barbara Jane Reyes
    Claudine del Rosario
    Emily Ignacio
    Irene Duller
    Janet Stickmon
    Jeanne Batallones
    Joi Barrios-Leblanc
    Liza Erpelo
    Mary Grace Burns
    Melinda deJesus
    Melissa Canlas
    Rowena Robles
    Rowena Tomaneng

    I’m sure there’s more…let’s keep adding to the list.

      1. Here’s a more comprehensive list:
        Inspired by Maria Vallarta’s Sampaguita Girl blog. I decided to try to compile a list of PINAY COLLEGE EDUCATORS IN THE U.S. Here’s a preliminary list so far. Please help me by adding more names:

        Abigail De Kosnik
        Aimee Suzara
        Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
        Alma M. Ouanesisouk Trinidad
        Amanda Solomon Amorao
        Amelia Estepa Asperin
        Angel Shaw
        Anna Gonzales
        Annalisa Enrile
        Arlene Sudaria Daus-Magbual
        Araceli Resus*
        Aureen Almario
        Barbara Jane Reyes
        Barbara Posadas
        Carolina San Juan
        Cathy Ceniza Choy
        Celine Parrenas Shimizu
        Cheryl Matias
        Christine Balance
        Christine Francisco
        Claudine del Rosario
        Cornelia Anguay*
        Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
        Debra Panganiban Louie
        Dely Alcantara
        Denise Cruz
        Dina Maramba
        Dorothy Cordova
        Eleonor Castillo
        Emily Noelle Ignacio
        Emily P. Lawsin
        Estella Habal
        Evelyn Rodriguez
        Gina Fe Garcia Causin
        Gladys Nubla
        Grace Talusan
        Ingrid Gonzales Padilla
        Irene Faye Duller
        Janet Stickmon
        Janice Sapigao
        Jeanne Batallones
        Jennifer Derilo
        Jessica Hagedorn
        Jessica Sabolboro
        Joan May T. Cordova
        Joanne Rondilla
        Jocelyn Hermoso
        Jocyl Sacramento
        Joi Barrios-Leblanc
        Josen Masangkay Diaz
        Joy Chavez Fiona Mapaye
        Judy Patacsil
        Karen Tongson
        Korina Jocson
        Lara Stapleton
        Leny Strobel
        Lily Ann B. Villaraza
        Lily Mendoza
        Linda Hoops*
        Linda Maram
        Linda Pierce Allen
        Linda Revilla
        Liza Cacho
        Liza Erpelo
        Lucy Burns
        Luisa A. Igloria
        M. Evelina Galang
        Maiana Minahal
        Maria Ferrera
        Maria Root
        Mariel Jimenez
        Maricel Santos
        Marie-Therese C. Sulit
        Mary Grace Burns
        Melanie Espinueva
        Melinda Luisa de Jesus
        Melissa Canlas
        Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano
        Neferti Tadiar
        Nenita (Tita) Pambid Domingo
        Nerissa Balce
        Patricia Espiritu Halagao
        Pauline Agbayani-Siewert
        Penelope V. Flores*
        Rachel Bundang
        Rheana Juno Parrenas
        Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
        Robyn Rodriguez
        Rosalina Hairston*
        Rosita Galang*
        Rowena Robles
        Rowena Tomaneng
        Ruth Elynia Mabanglo
        Sarah Gambito
        Sarita See
        Sharon Delmendo
        Talisha Teague
        Terese Guinsatao Monberg
        Thea Quiray Tagle
        Thelma Boac
        Tracy Lachica Buenavista
        Valerie Francisco
        Vernadette Gonzalez

        *retired

        I’m sure there’s more…let’s keep adding to the list.

        R.I.P. Steffi Buenaventura and Helen Toribio

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