EPIFANIO SAN JUAN's TALK
The talk will be essentially reflections on Pres. Trump's ban on selected immigrants and its possible effects on Filipinos in the United States in a historical perspective. US immigration policy may be read as a symptom of the crisis in the project of sustaining U.S. hegemony amid sharpening internal class divisions in a world wracked with rivalry among imperial powers.
DELIA D. AGUILAR will talk on
The whole world witnessed the massive show of women and their supporters marching in Washington following Trump's inauguration in January. Since then there has been no let-up of actions protesting Trump's draconian policies all throughout the country. I would like to discuss the significance of such actions and what these might mean for building a progressive movement in the United States.
EPIFANIO SAN JUAN
E. SAN JUAN is Professorial Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and emeritus professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Ethnic Studies, Washington State University & the University of Connecticut. He was recently fellow of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University; and of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas. He was 2003 professor of American Studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Among his recent books are Racism and Cultural Studies (Duke University Press) and Working
through the Contradictions (Bucknell University Press). Two
books in Filipino were launched recently: AMBIL (createspace.org)
and Kundiman sa Gitna ng Karimlan (University of the Philippines
Press). His collection of poems in Filipino written in the last four
decades was published by Ateneo de Manila University Press in the
volume Alay sa Paglikha ng Bukangliwayway. His recent books are Between Empire and Insurgency
(University of the Philippines Press); Lupang Hinirang, Lupang Tinubuan (De La Salle University
Publishing House); Learning from the Filipino Diaspora (UST Publishing House); and, Filipinas Everywhere (De La Salle University Publishing House).
In 1999, San Juan received the Centennial Award for Achievement in Literature from the Cultural Center of the Philippines because of his contributions to Filipino and Filipino American Studies. He graduated as a magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines in 1958; received his masters degree in 1962; and obtained a PhD degree from Harvard University in 1965 while under a Rockefeller fellowship.
He became a professor of the English language, Comparative Literature, Ethnic Studies, American
Studies and Cultural Studies in the United States, Europe, the Philippines, and Taiwan. From 1961 to
1963, San Juan was appointed as a fellow and English-language tutor at Harvard University. Among the
other universities in the United States where he taught include the University of California at Davis, the
University of Connecticut at Storrs, and the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. In the
Philippines, he taught in the University of the Philippines in 2008, and at the Ateneo de Manila. Other
universities include the Bowling Green State University, Wesleyan University, the Universities of Leuven
and Antwerp in Belgium, and the National Tsing Hua University in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
DR. DELIA AGUILAR
Dr. Aguilar is noted for her work in interdisciplinary studies, particularly women's and Asian studies. Her recent work includes working as the Visiting Jane Watson Irwin Chair in Women's Studies, Hamilton College. 2008-2009. Currently, she works as a lecturer in the Women's Studies program at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Aguilar received her PhD in Women's Studies from The Union Institute in 1987. Dr. Aguilar is the author of many books and articles, including Women and Globalization, (edited with Anne Lacsamana), Humanity Books, April 2004; Filipino Housewives Speak. Manila: Institute of Women's Studies, St. Scholastica's College, 1991; Toward a Nationalist Feminism. Manila: Giraffe Books, 1998; and The Feminist Challenge: Initial Working Principles toward Reconceptualizing the Feminist Movement in the Philippines. Manila: Asian Social Institute, 1989.