Principal Investigator, United Kingdom
Cristina Martinez-Juan has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. As an Associate Professor at the Humanities Department of the University of the Philippines, Cebu, she taught at U.P. before she moved to New York in 1996 then to London in 2013. In 2016, she established Philippine Studies at SOAS (PSS) under the Centre of South East Asian Studies at SOAS. PSS is an interdisciplinary forum for Philippine-related teaching, research and cultural production in the UK. It functions as a resource and networking hub and as a research gateway which seeks to create avenues for sourcing and inscribing annotative knowledge from cultural originators in the Philippines. The PH studies programming includes digital humanities projects ( Mapping Philippine Material Culture and Digital Filipiniana) as well as SULAT – a creative writing space for UK-based South East Asian Writers. It also hosts a Philippine-lecture series and an Annual Philippine Studies Conference in London. At the SOAS School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, she teaches Philippine Literature and Philippine Cultural Studies for its BA and MA in South East Asian Studies modules. She is a member of the editorial board of the SOAS Journal of South East Asian Research.