Lecturer Faculty Biography
- Ph.D. in Anthropology and Social Change, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2019
- M.A. in Philosophy, San Francisco State University, 2009
- B.A. in Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles, 2001
Before joining the Department of Asian American Studies in 2019, Claudia held a Teaching Fellowship (2015) and a Writing Fellowship (2018) at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Claudia’s work has appeared in public humanities spaces and others like the Journal of Contemporary Asia, Inter-disciplinary.net, and the Journal of Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies where she is a guest editor. Claudia is currently working on a collaborative writing project that explores social justice research methodologies and examines the disciplined construction of knowledge.
Claudia specializes in teaching queer Asian diaspora studies, queer of color critique, post-colonial Philippine studies, activist ethnography, and critical race theory. Claudia’s research explores the connections, aspirations and ruptures between and among themes and ideas in these diverse fields using the methodological insights of interdisciplinarity.