B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.S., University of Edinburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies
Cultural historian of the American empire. Researches food exchange between the US and the Philippines from 1898-1946.
I use food as a way to unravel the larger economic, social, and political forces behind American empire. By using sources from popular culture such as magazines, cookbooks, menus, schoolbooks, and travel guides, my work explores how American imperialists attempted to transform Filipino society at the ground level through their food.
Courses I teach include:
- Contemporary Asian American Immigration through Food, 1865-present
- Introduction to Asian American Studies
- The United States and the Philippines, 1898-1946.
I am also a huge San Francisco Giants fan and trained as a chef at the French Culinary Institute in New York.