Robert Diaz [Fall only]

Robert Diaz [Fall only]

Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Robert Diaz
Diaz is Assistant Professor of transnational feminisms and sexuality studies at the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. His research, teaching, and community work focus on the intersections of Asian diasporic, postcolonial, and queer studies. Diaz pays particular attention to Filipino/a cultural practices as these are affected by and affect histories of empire. He co-edited Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern University Press, 2017), which brings together artists, scholars, and community members to discusses the contributions of LGBTQ Filipinos/as to Canadian culture and society. His work has also appeared in TSQ, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, Journal of Asian American Studies, Signs, GLQ, Women and Performance, Topia, Plaridel, as well as foundational collections such as Philippine Palimpsests: Essays for the 21st Century (NYU Press) and Global Asian Popular Culture (NYU Press).
 
Diaz is completing his first book project, Filipino Nationalisms and Other Queer Aspirations, which is under contract with Temple University Press. In it he explores how sexual minorities re-imagine Filipino nationalisms in a period of heightened globalization and transnational migration. At its core, this work theorizes the effects of capitalist expansion on the normalization of, and contradictions inherent in, Filipino nationalisms, as it broadly contributes to current dialogues around state power and national belonging, a topic relevant not only in the Philippines but globally. In Canada, he has taught at OCAD University and Wilfrid Laurier University. In the United States, he has taught at Wayne State University, USC, UCLA, and Scripps College. In the Philippines, he has taught at De La Salle University.

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