This talk is being given by one of the finalists for our Filipino/a American Studies specialist position:
Talk: Mobile U.S. Colonials: Studies of Filipino Labor Migrants in the Pacific
Friday, November 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies auditorium
Abstract: This talk will explain the term U.S. colonials, which focuses on the impact of U.S. federal government policies on the labor and migration of people, like Filipinos, who have come under American authority. These groups have faced unique work and migration experiences, as well as differential treatment, because of their special political-legal relationship with the United States. Filipinos and other U.S. colonials have also experienced unique circumstances when they move intra-colonially, or from one colonized place, like the Philippines, to other colonized places, like Hawai‘i and American Sāmoa.
JoAnna Poblete is an assistant professor of History at the University of Wyoming. She received her B.A. from UC Davis, her M.A and Ph.D. from UCLA, and completed postdoctoral work at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research and teaching focus on the influence of U.S. colonialism on Filipino and other ethnic labor migrants during the twentieth century.