Please join the Asian American Studies Program (and generous co-sponsors) on 12:00PM Friday, October 18 (Harris 108) for a discussion on

Filipinix Postcolonialisms

featuring a dialogue between Dr. Angie Reyes and Dr. Jan Padios, moderated by Dr. Shalini Shankar

***Lunch will be served***

Profs. Padios and Reyes will also be conducting a workshop for graduate students on interdisciplinary praxis at 9:30AM-11:00AM (Hagstrum Room) on Friday, October 18. Breakfast will be served. RSVPs are not required, but appreciated--to


Talk descriptions and speaker bios:

Race, Nation, and Skin Lightening in the Philippines
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork and skincare advertisements in the Philippines, this talk traces the semiotics of skin lightening as it links to questions of race, class, nation, and modernity.

Angela Reyes is Professor in the English Department at Hunter College and Doctoral Faculty in the Anthropology Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Colonial Recall: Using Ethnography to Connect the Philippines’ Past and Present

In this talk, Padios will draw on her extensive fieldwork in outsourced customer service call centers in the Philippines to discuss how the history of U.S. colonialism is remembered and revised by Filipino workers, industry leaders, and state actors.

Jan Maghinay Padios is Associate Professor of American Studies and Affiliate Faculty in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

More Info (External Link)
August 25, 2020

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