We would like to extend our warm welcome to Dr. Delia Aguilar and Dr. Epiphanio San Juan at Kennesaw State University. Thank you to the KSU Division of Global Affairs; the CHSS Dean's Office; the CHSS Departments of Psychology, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Geography/Anthropology, Communication, and Sociology; and the Asian Studies program for their generous support of the visit.

Dr. Epiphanio San Juan

Dr. San Juan is a well known Filipino American literary academic. He is also well-known for his work in postcolonial theory and on writer Carlos Bulosan. Dr. San Juan recieved his PhD from Harvard University in 1965 and has established himself as a renowned author of books and articles on race and cultural studies.


His recent work includes working as a fellow of the W.E.B. Dr Bois Institute at Harvard University from 2009-2010 and as a fellow of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 2012-2013. Currently, he directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center in Storrs, Connecticut.


His recent works include

  • Between Empire and Insurgency: The Phillipines in the New Millennium, (University of the Philippines Press, 2015)
  • "Lupang Hinirang, Lupang Tinubuan" Mga Panunuri sa Panitikang Filipino, (De La Salle University Publishing House, 2015)
  • Kundiman se Gitna ng Karimlan, (University of the Philippines Press, 2014)
  • Ambil: Mga pagsubok, pagsisiyasat, pagsasanay (Phillipines Cultural Studies Center, 2014)
  • In the Wake of Terror: Race, Nation, Class in the Field of the Global Capital, (Lexington, 2007)
  • Imperialism and Revolution in the Phillipines, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)


Dr. Delia Aguilar

Dr. Aguilar is noted for her work in interdisciplinary studies, particularly women's and Asian studies. Her recent work includes working as the Visiting Jane Watson Irwin Chair in Women's Studies, Hamilton College. 2008-2009. Currently, she works as a lecturer in the Women's Studies program at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Aguilar received her PhD in Women's Studies from The Union Institute in 1987.


Dr. Aguilar is the author of many books and articles, including

  • Women and Globalization, (edited with Anne Lacsamana), Humanity Books, April 2004
  • Filipino Housewives Speak. Manila: Institute of Women's Studies, St. Scholastica's College, 1991.
  • Toward a Nationalist Feminism. Manila: Giraffe Books, 1998.
  • The Feminist Challenge: Initial Working Principles toward Re-conceptualizing the Feminist Movement in the Philippines. Manila: Asian Social Institute, 1989.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University was pleased to host a series of lectures by Dr. Delia Aguilar and Dr. Epifanio San Juan for faculty, students, and staff during April 2015. Two videos are available, below.

Lecture 1: Asian Identities in the New Millenium

By Dr. Delia Aguilar and Dr. Epifanio San Juan

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., SO 2023


Lecture 2: Carlos Bulosan, Filipino Writer in America: The Vexed Relation between the Philippines and the United States

By Dr. Epifanio San Juan

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., SO 5074 (History Center)

Watch the lecture here


Lecture 3: Intersectionality: Re-viewing its Origins

By Dr. Delia Aguilar

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., SO 5074 (History Center)

Watch the lecture here


Created by Kumar Khadka and Lakshmi Ravindar, May 2015; Edited by Tiffani Reardon, June 2015.

Closed captioning by Lance Linimon.