My research explores contemporary art and visual culture of the Philippines and its diasporas; the visual culture of labor, migration, and globalization; contemporary art of Southeast Asia; and Asian American art history.
I am also interested in critical and community engaged curatorial practices. I am the Watsonville is in the Heart (WIITH) Digital Archive Team Co-Director and Curator for the April 2024 art and history exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
Forthcoming – Essay on Kelvin Burzon in Point of Contact Gallery catalogue
Forthcoming – Essay on Felix Quintana in MFA exhibition catalogue
“Watsonville is in the Heart: Documenting Histories of Transpacific Filipino Migration in the Pajaro Valley,” Pacific Arts: Journal of the Pacific Arts Association, 22, no. 1 (2022): 250-261.
“Counter-Producing National Narratives Filipina Diasporic Artists Challenge the Global Health Care System,” Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South, 9, no. 2 (2021): 15-39.
“Interview with Boreth Ly on Her Book Traces of Trauma,” Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, 3, no. 1 (2020): 173.
“The Makers of Meaning in Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles,” American Quarterly, 69, no. 4 (2017): 947.
Courses taught: HAVC 127F: Asian American Art History and Visual Culture, HAVC 124D: Contemporary Art of Southeast Asia and Its Diasporas
- Fall 2022 - HAVC 127F: Asian American Art History and Visual Culture
- Winter 2023 - HAVC 124E: Southeast Asian-American and Diasporic Visual Culture
2021, University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Archival Research and Training Fellowship
2019 – 2021, University of California, Santa Cruz, Visual Studies Travel Grant
2021, University of California, Santa Cruz, Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
2019, University of California, Berkeley, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship