Reading Sessions

Aug 24 Reading Session: Martin F. Manalansan’s Global Divas

UBC Philippine Studies Series

Reading Session

Friday, August 24, 2012

1-3:00 pm (Free coffee. Bring snacks to share)

at Room 121, UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues

Assigned Reading:

Chapters 1, 4 and 6 of

Global Divas: Filipino gay men in the diaspora

by Martin F. Manalansan

Session Moderator: Teilhard Paradela, PhD Student in History (UBC)

Online access:

To RSVP, email

Optional Readings:

  • Performativity, the Bakla and the Orientalizing Gaze. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (1464-9373), 01/2000, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 265 – 281 by Neil Garcia

  • Chapter 10: Beauty and the Idea of America” in Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines by Fenella Cannell (1999)

If you don’t have access to the readings, email us at and we’ll lend you a copy.

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