Black Lives & Brown Freedom

Black Lives & Brown Freedom

By Kirby Allen Tayag Araullo

An African American soldier “beheaded” deep in the jungle, a volcano crater filled with hundreds of desperate refugees, and church bells tainted with horrific bloodshed in the howling wilderness... What went on in the islands of the Philippines between 1899 to 1913? Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide” vividly engages its readers with the almost forgotten experiences and bond between Filipinos and African Americans in the events surrounding the Philippine-American War.

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Migrants for Export

Migrants for Export

By Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez

Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez investigates how and why the Philippine government transformed itself into what she calls a labor brokerage state, which actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migrant work abroad. Drawing on ethnographic research of the Philippine government’s migration bureaucracy, interviews, and archival work, Rodriguez presents a new analysis of neoliberal globalization and its consequences for nation-state formation.

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Pinay Guerrilleras

By Stacey Anne Baterina Salinas

Bulosan Center scholar Stacey Salinas recently released her book, Pinay Guerrilleras: The Unsung Heroics of the Filipina Resistance Fighters During the Pacific War!
With the surrender of the Bataan Peninsula and the fortified island Corregidor in the Spring of 1942, all hope seemed lost in securing true Philippine sovereignty and democracy. But, almost overnight, the Philippine underground resistance began to take shape. Units made up of guerrilla volunteers from all walks of life participated in the liberation of the Philippines. The women guerrillas of the resistance, or guerrilleras, are one such group who have received less attention in Pacific Theater histories. The names and faces of those Filipina guerrilla soldiers, who conducted espionage, nursed the wounded, led raids, and raised armies have nearly been forgotten. The rigid gender barriers guerrilleras faced both on and off the field of duty resulted in their stories being silenced or relegated to less commanding roles in the aftermath of the war. This book attempts to bring these stories to light so that the legacy of these unsung Filipina resistance fighters lives on.

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Abeleda, N., Katherine Nasol, and Mikayla Konefal (2019). Gender Justice in the Filipinx Community. Harvard Asian American Policy Review, 29.

Cruz, Maya, J. Jordan, S. A. Baterina Salinas, R. Jones, S. Thomas, A. Ney, & S. Giordano. (2019). Using the Feminist Science Shop Model for Social Justice: A Case Study in Challenging the Nexus of Racist Policing and Medical Neglect. Women’s Studies Journal, Special Issue: Futures of Feminist Science Studies. Spring 2019.

Garcia, N. (2018, November 25).  "Diversity" in Academia: How the Ivory Tower Stays White. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from

Garcia, N. (2019, April 13). Why Higher Education Needs The Humanities. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from 

Gonzalez, Vernadette Vicuña and Robyn Magalit Rodriguez. (2003). Filipina Bodies on the Cyberfrontier. Pp. 215-234. in Asian edited by Rachel Lee and Sau-Ling Wong. New York and London: Routledge.

Nasol, K. and Roy B. Taggueg (2019). Housing and the Filipinx Community. Scholars Strategy Network, forthcoming. 

Nasol, K. (2014). Tracing Trafficking Throughout the Migrant's Journey, in Migrants Review: Researches and Essays on Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong.  Retrieved from          

Rodriguez, R. and Valerie Francisco. Countertopographies of Migrant Women: Transnational Families, Space and Labor as Solidarity, Working USA 17(3).

Rodriguez, R. and Valerie Francisco. Globalization and the Rise of Undocumented Migration, in Hidden Lives and Human Rights: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies in Undocumented Immigration, edited by Lois Lorentzen, editor. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. 

Rodriguez, R. (2008). The Labor Brokerage State and the Globalization of Filipina Care Workers. Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society 33: 794-799.

Rodriguez, R. (2017). Lumad Anti-Mining Activism in the Philippines. In Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession: Local Resistance in South and East Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Dip Kapoor, ed., London: Zed Press.

Rodriguez, R. (2002). Migrant Heroes: Nationalism, Citizenship and the Politics of Filipino Migrant Labor. Citizenship Studies, 6: 342-356.

Rodriguez, R. (2011). Philippine Migrants in the Middle East. International Labor and Working Class History 78 (1).

Rodriguez, R. Towards a Critical Filipino Studies Approach to Philippine Migration, in Filipino Studies: Palimpsests of Nation and Diaspora. Martin Manalansan and Augusto Espiritu, eds., New York: New York University Press.

Rodriguez, R. and Nerissa Balce-Cortes. American Security and Radical Filipino Community Politics Post-9/11. Peace Review 1:131-140.

Salinas, S.A.B.  (2015) “Uncovering Chinatown: The Manila Hub of San Luis Obispo.” La Vista:  A Journal of Central Coast History, History Center of San Luis Obispo County 1 (October 2015):  pp. 109-114.

Salinas, S.A.B. and Allan Jason Sarmiento (2019). The Legacy of Dawn Mabalon: Preserving Little Manila in the Heart of California. The Journal of California History, forthcoming. 

Sarmiento, A.J. (2014). From the Shadows: The Emergence of Filipino Farmworker Activism in the American Collective Memory. Clio History Journal 25. Retrieved from

Policy Briefs


Abeleda, N., Katherine Nasol, and Mikayla Konefal (2018). Gender Justice in the Pilipinx Community. Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies. Retrieved from

Alejandro, A. and Roy B. Taggueg (2018). Immigration History and Policy Recommendations. Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies. Retrieved from

Nasol, K. and Roy B. Taggueg (2018). Proposition 10: Housing and the Filipino Community. Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies. Retrieved from

Truong, A. and Katherine Nasol (2018). Ethnic Studies: The Filipino Community and Educational Justice. Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies. Retrieved from

Viray M. and Wayne Jopanda (2018). Workers Rights History and Policy Recommendations. Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies. Retrieved from