I am writing my PhD dissertation on how the media during the Marcos regime in the Philippines (1965 – 1986) imagined and constituted the masses as actors and spectators in both the political and the theatrical sense.
My MA dissertation, which I completed at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the University of Tampere in Finland, is on “Play in gay transvestite beauty pageants in the Philippines.”
Teaching Assistant, “World History since the 1900s” (an undergraduate class), Taught by Dr. J. Roosa, U of British Columbia, 2011‐ 2012
Teaching Assistant, “Theatre and Globalization: Performing World Pictures” (a graduate seminar), Taught by Dr. K. Rottger, U of Amsterdam, 2009
I was born and raised in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. I started my undergraduate degree at the University of the Philippines - Diliman, where I took courses on Philippine Cinema, Literature, and Culture. Six years after I migrated to Canada, I completed my BFA degree in Creative Writing and Drama at the University of British Columbia. I went to the University of Amsterdam and the University of Tampere for my MA degree in International Performance Research.