Josen Diaz, PhD

Josen Diaz
Phone: (619) 260-7721
Fax: (619) 260 7625
Office: Maher Hall 206

Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies

  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, Literature
  • M.A., University of California, San Diego, Literature
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, Literatures in English and Political Science

Josen Masangkay Diaz completed her doctorate in Literature at the University of California, San Diego in 2014. She is currently at work on a book manuscript that explores the formation of post-1965 Filipino American subjectivity at the intersections of U.S. liberalism, Philippine authoritarianism, and transpacific cold war politics.


Scholarly Work

Her research interests include critical race theory, transnational gender and sexuality studies, U.S. colonialism and empire, globalization and labor migration, cold war modernity, U.S.-Asia studies, and Filipino and Filipino American studies.

‘We Were War Surplus, Too’: Nick Joaquin and the Impossibilities of Filipino Historical Becoming.” Kritika Kultura 24 (2015): 4-34. Web.


Areas of Interest

Diaz grounds her pedagogy in interdisciplinary and student-centered practices. She teaches Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Race and Globalization, and Filipino American Studies.