November 26, 2021
Kritika Kultura, the refereed electronic journal of literary, cultural, and language studies of the Ateneo de Manila University, welcomes the new member of its International Board of Editors: Dr. Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao.
Dr. Cabusao is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA. He teaches courses in American studies; ethnic studies, particularly Asian American and African American studies; cultural studies and media literacy; and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Dr. Cabusao has contributed to the development of interdisciplinary programs at Bryant (coordinating American Studies, Africana/Black Studies, and Ethnic Studies) and mentoring programs in his field (co-director of the Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award Program of NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English).
Dr. Cabusao’s research interests include Filipino American and Filipino diasporic studies, comparative ethnic studies, and literary and cultural theory. He edited Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt: Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan (2016) and contributed “Selected Letters of Carlos Bulosan” and “Suggestions for Further Exploration” to the Penguin Classics edition of Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart (2019). His most recent publications include: “Filipino American Literature” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2020); “Diasporic Blues Imagination: Filipino Becoming and African American Solidarity” in International Journal of Diaspora & Cultural Criticism, Konkuk University, South Korea (2021); and “Filipino Writing and Alter/native Voices: Traditions of Resistance in Kenneth E. Bauzon’s Capitalism, The American Empire, and Neoliberal Globalization” in UNITAS, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines (2021). In Kritika Kultura, he published “Against Empire and Toward a Politics and Praxis of Hope: Reflections on E. San Juan, Jr.’s Racism and Cultural Studies” (2003), “Decolonizing Knowledges: Asian American Studies, Carlos Bulosan, and Insurgent Filipino Diasporic Imagination” (2011), “Toward a Renewal of Critical Practice: Reflections on the Occupy Movement and Filipino Self Determination” (2012), and “Reading Carlos Bulosan/Documenting the Filipino Diaspora” (2018). He also guest-edited Forum Kritika on Reflections on Carlos Bulosan and Becoming Filipino (2018).
As member of Kritika Kultura International Board of Editors, Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao joins scholars Jan Baetens (Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, BE), Joel David (Inha University, KR), Michael Denning (Yale University, US), Faruk (Universitas Gadjah Mada, ID), Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter, GB), Leela Gandhi (Brown University, US), Inderpal Grewal (Yale University, US), Peter Horn (University of the Witwatersrand, ZA), Anette Horn (University of the Witwatersrand, ZA), David Lloyd (University of California, Riverside, US), Rajeev S. Patke (Yale NUS College, SG), Vicente L. Rafael (University of Washington, US), Vaidehi Ramanathan (University of California, Davis, US), Temario Rivera (University of the Philippines, PH), E. San Juan, Jr. (Philippine Studies Center, US), Neferti X.M. Tadiar (Columbia University, US), and Antony Tatlow (Trinity College Dublin, IE).
“Dr. Cabusao’s expertise in diverse yet intersecting areas resonate with, and will help strengthen, Kritika Kultura’s research interests,” says Kritika Kultura editor in chief, Dr. Vincenz Serrano. “My co-editors and I look forward to working with Dr. Cabusao in future projects.”