November 20: "Intersections of Queer and Filipino Studies: A Look at Trajectories, Texts, and Media"

How can we best chart the trajectories of Queer Studies within Filipino and Philippine Studies more broadly? What literary works, scholarship, and media illuminate these connections? Join the Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group for a workshop presentation with Ph.D. students Darren Arquero and Jennifer Duque, who will shed light on these fields as well as their current research. 

The presentation will include discussions on Gina Apostol's "Cunanan's Wake" (2002) and on the short film, manlalakbay ng kalawakanby Devyn Mañibo and Riko Fluchel.


Darren Arquero is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Gender & Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the 2013 recipient of the Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship. His academic work is informed by his activist background in queer religious organizing, coming from his participation with the 2010 Soulfource Equality Ride. Darren is also a Research Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS), an Associate Curator at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco, and an Online Communications Fellow at the Arcus Foundation.

Jennifer Duque is a Ph.D. student in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary research interests include empire formation and gender/sexuality construction in Philippine and Filipinx American contexts, focusing on the nexus between legal narratives and cultural production. She is interested in the histories of queer manongs and manangs, criminalized female masculinities in works by Chea Villanueva and Nice Rodriguez, and Filipinx print culture. She is a recipient of the Cota-Robles Fellowship.


Event details
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
SSEAS Library, 341 Dwinelle, Level F/G