The Fight for Filipinx Studies: The Founding of the Bulosan Center

Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


02.17 | 12 – 1:30 PM PT | CRG Co-sponsored Event
IGS Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Colloquium 
The Fight for Filipinx Studies: The Founding of the Bulosan Center
Zoom Webinar – Click here to register.

This talk shares Dr. Robyn Rodriguez’s (Professor of Asian American Studie, UC Davis) journey in founding the Bulosan Center for Flilipnx Studies. She discusses the broader challenges Filipinx scholars face including being actively dissuaded by mentors from taking on topics in Filipinx Studies, the lack of funding, the denial of tenure, and more. She then narrates how she drew less on her own academic achievements and more on her insights as an activist and community organizer to launch the Bulosan Center, which now hosts a digital archive, a peer-reviewed journal, a major source of survey data, and a book series. The Center is playing a vital role in supporting the expansion of the field of FIlipinx Studies from a community-engaged approach. Learn more.

Presented by the Institute of Governmental Studies’ Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Colloquium, and co-sponsored by the Center for Race & Gender and the Department of Ethnic Studies. 

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