Philosophy of time and history
Asia Pacific Literatures
My studies in rhetoric try to bring together specializations in Asia Pacific/American literatures, theories of global development, and the philosophy of time in order to rethink current mappings of Asia and the Pacific Rim. With special attention to postcolonial Philippines and Asian America, my research addresses the role of narrative with regard to the instruments of economic globalization, seeking to discover in literary form an archive for a critique of development and for thinking the Asia Pacific region otherwise. Before coming to Berkeley, I did graduate work in the Program in Literature at Duke University, obtained my M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and my B.A. in English and Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington.