Lecture on Tracing PostColonial Configurations

The public is invited for a special lecture on “Tracing Postcolonial Configurations,” by Dr. Josen Masangkay Diaz.

Date and Time: February 20, 2020, Thursday, 3:00-4:30 pm
Venue: BusAd A102 (Univ of Hawaii at Manoa)

In 1965, Ferdinand Marcos was elected to the Philippine presidency and would remain in office until he was ousted in 1986. That same year, U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Hart-Celler Act, effectively liberalizing U.S. immigration policy by eliminating national quotas from immigration law. The author will explore the relationship between Filipino American subjectivity and Marcosian martial law by considering the important confluence of these two events.

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About the Lecturer: Dr. Josen Masangkay Diaz is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and affiliated faculty in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of San Diego, California.