Philippines as a Field Site: Research Reflections

Scholars who recently returned from carrying out field research in the Philippines will share their experiences, challenges, and insights in an intimate workshop setting to stimulate dialogue, develop new lenses, and foster a multidisciplinary approach to Philippine related studies. Filipino Farmers as Participants in Climate Resilience Research Amber Heckelman, a PhD Candidate in Integrated Studies … Continue reading Philippines as a Field Site: Research Reflections

The Immigrant Experience as Resource for Art Production: Patrick Cruz’s Homecoming Exhibit at Vancouver’s Centre

Here in Canada, more than 40,000 Filipinos became permanent residents in 2014, and this means that the Philippines is now a top source country for Canadian immigration. In fact, only since 2004, the number of newly granted permanent residence permits for Filipinos has already tripled (Canadian Immigration Newsletter 2015). These numbers do not automatically imply … Continue reading The Immigrant Experience as Resource for Art Production: Patrick Cruz’s Homecoming Exhibit at Vancouver’s Centre

The Things That Matter Deeply

(I delivered this short talk during the “Exploring Truths through Research and Art,” a workshop for PhD students interested in integrating art practices in their academic work. The event was organized by the UBC Transitional Justice Network, and held at the UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues last September 20, 2012. Other speakers were novelist … Continue reading The Things That Matter Deeply