Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

Professor Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales PhD

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D.

Professor, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 105
Phone: (415) 338-3491

Faculty Biography

Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales is an associate professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University's College of Ethnic Studies. She is also the founding director of Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), an educational pipeline focused on providing ethnic studies to schools throughout San Francisco. She is also a founding director of the Institute of Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED) where she is the co-lead on the Teaching Excellence Network (TEN).  She received her Bachelors of Arts in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Education from UCLA in 2000. She has published several books and a wide array of articles that focus on the development of ethnic studies curriculum and community responsive pedagogy. She has received several university and community awards for her work with youth and service learning, including the 2006 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from UCLA and the 2008 Faculty Award for Community Service Learning and recently received the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award, one of the highest awards given to faculty for her service. She was recently recieved the Community Advocate Award from the Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG of the American Educational Research Association. She was also recently named one of the 100 most influential Filipina women in the world by Filipina Women’s Network.

  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Education - Division of Social Science and Comparative Education
  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley, Ethnic Studies

Pinayism; Ethnic Studies pedagogy; community responsive pedagogy; culturally responsive teaching and evaluation; critical pedagogy; critical leadership praxis; Youth Studies; Asian American community development; Motherscholarship; Ethnic Studies and Filipina/o American Studies curriculum development; Filipina/o American critical cultural production; Asian American Women Studies

  • 218 Asian American Culture        
  • 352 Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture
  • 514 Asian American Community Arts Workshop
  • 581 Asian American Women
  • 681 Asian American Community Changes and Development
  • 833 Seminar: Asian American Family and Identity
  • 884 Critical Asian American Educational Experience and Pedagogy


Association of Asian American Studies Engaged Scholar Award


Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) Community Advocacy Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Distinguished Faculty Award, Excellence in Service, SF State University


Community Service Learning Award, San Francisco State University Institute of Civic and Community Engagement


  • Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Community Service Award, Kababayan ed. of Manila Bulletin, South San Francisco
  • National Ehlrich Service Learning Award     


Leader of the Year Award Nominee, University of San Francisco School of Education


San Francisco State University Presidential Award for Professional Development of Probationary Faculty

  • Filipino Community Center, Board of Directors
  • Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Advisory Board
  • Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), Founder and Director
  • San Francisco Unified School District, Ethnic Studies Curriculum Consultant
  • Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (ISEEED), Founding Partner and Director of Culturally and Community Responsive Curriculum Development and Teacher Training
  • AAS Major/Minor Advisors
  • Faculty Advisor (Kappa Psi Epsilon)
  • Faculty Advisor (League of Filipino Students - LFS)
  • Faculty Advisor (Phi Gamma Chi)
  • Faculty Honors & Awards Committee (2014 - 2017)
  • AAS RTP Committee
  • ASPIRE  AANAPISI Advisory Council


  • with Edward R. Curammeng and  Daisy D. Lopez. Community responsive literacies: the development of the Ethnic Studies praxis story plot. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 15(3)
  • with Arlene Daus-Magbual. "The Power of Ethnic Studies: Developing Culturally and Community Responsive Leaders." " White" Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies [2 volumes]: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies, Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishing. 181-198.
  • with Arlene Daus-Magbual, Maharaj Desai, Aldrich Sabac, and Maynard Von Torres. "Into our hoods: where critical performance pedagogy births resistance." International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 29(10): 1308-1325.


with  Rita Kohli, Jocyl Sacramento, Nick Henning, Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, and Christine Sleeter. “Toward an Ethnic Studies Pedagogy: Implications for K-12 Schools from the Research.” The Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education. 47(1), 104-125.


and Dawn Mabalon. “Resistance and Struggle Are Sisters.” Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America. Ed. Mark R. Villegas, Kuttin’ Kandi, and Roderick N. Labrador. San Diego, CA: Cognella. 127-136.


with Pin@y Educational Partnerships and San Francisco Unified School District. Kilusan 4 Kids: Critical Language for Elementary School Students. Vol. 1. San Francisco: San Francisco Unified School District.


“Struggling to Survive: Poverty, Violence, and Invisibility in the Lives of Urban Filipina/o American Youth.” The “Other” Students: Filipino Americans, Education, and Power. Ed. Dina C. Maramba and Rick Bonus. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


with FANHS, Manilatown Heritage, and PEP. Filipinos in San Francisco. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing.



  • “Building a Community Center: Filipinas/os in the Excelsior Neighborhood of San Francisco.” Negotiating Space: New Asian American Communities. Ed. Huping Ling,
  • with P. Halagao and J.M. Cordova. “Critical Review of Filipina/o American Curriculum.” AAPI Nexus 7.1.
  • “Filipino American Educational Experience.” Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today. Ed. Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Grace J. Yoo. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press.
  • “Open the Light: Critical Performance Pedagogy.” At 40: Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: AAS Department, San Francisco State University. 99-107.
  • Pin@y Educational Partnerships: A Filipina/o American Studies Sourcebook. Vol. II: Filipina/o American Identities, Activism, and Service. Santa Clara, CA: Phoenix Publishing House International.
  • with Jocyl Sacramento. “Practicing Pinayist Pedagogy.” Amerasia Journal.


  • “Asian American Studies.” Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Ed. Richard R. Schaefer. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Filipino American Students in San Francisco. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations’ Report on Filipino American K-12 Public School Students.


  • “Final Project Runway: In the I’s of Asian American Women.” Gender Identity, Equity and Violence: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Ed. Geraldine Stahly. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
  • Pin@y Educational Partnerships: A Filipina/o American Studies Sourcebook.  Vol. I:  Philippine and Filipina/o American History. Santa Clara, CA:Phoenix Publishing House International.


“Pinayism.” Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory. Ed. Melinda de Jesus. New York: Routledge Press.


“Upon Flesh I See Words.” Anthology of Poetry. International Library of Poetry.


  • “SCHOOLED.”  Poem recorded on Know History, Know Self CD of Poetry and Spoken Word. San Jose, CA.
  • with Tintiangco-Cubales, V.C. “What Do You Think of When You Think of Us?” Poem recorded on Know History, Know Self CD of Poetry and Spoken Word. San Jose, CA.


“At the Risk.” Inflipration. The first Filipino American Poetry Anthology recorded on CD.  San Francisco.


with Dawn B. Mabalon. “Resistance and Struggle Are Sisters.” Elements. Recording of hip hop music and poetry. Los Angeles.



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