Apr 18: Navigating academia as Filipina/o research scholars with Dr. Robert Diaz

Navigating academia as Filipina/o research scholars
with Dr. Robert Diaz

Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
This professional development workshop will focus on building the professional capacity of students engaged in research on the Philippines and the Filipina/o diaspora.  The workshop is intended for graduate students seeking advice on practical skills necessary to navigate the academy in Canada. It will also be useful for undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate school. Dr. Diaz will provide insight and support on developing and writing funding proposals, applications and preparing manuscripts for publication.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Research Unit Room
Liu Institute, University of British Columbia
Light snacks will be served.
Please RSVP at ubc.pss@gmail.com
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Event organized by the Philippine Studies Series at UBC with support from the Liu Institute for Global Studies and the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies at UBC. Please RSVP at ubc.pss@gmail.com.
Robert Diaz Robert Diaz is Assistant Professor of transnational feminisms, globalization, and sexuality studies at the Women and Gender Studies Institute.   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 and the diaspora’s experiences with empire. Diaz has taught at OCAD University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Wayne State University, USC, UCLA, and Scripps College.  His research has appeared in Journal of Asian American Studies, Signs, GLQ, Women and Performance, Philippine Palimpsests: Essays for the 21st Century (NYU Press) and Global Asian Popular Culture (NYU Press).
Diaz is currently co-editing Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries with Fritz Pino and Marissa Largo. This groundbreaking collection brings together artists, scholars, and community members to discusses the contributions of LGBTQ Filipinos/as to Canadian culture and society. This work is forthcoming in the Critical Insurgencies Series with Northwestern University Press (2017), and is inspired by a historic gathering held in Toronto: http://www.queerfilipinosincanada.ca/
Diaz is also a scholar committed to ideals of equity and the pursuit of social justice. He has worked with organizations in the greater Toronto area that seek to better the lives of racially marginalized, queer, and Indigenous communities. He has collaborated with Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS), UKPC/FCYA, Magkaisa Centre and Kapisanan, encouraging multiple forms of capacity building, pedagogy and learning beyond the academic institution.