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Luis H. Francia

Luis H Francia

Adjunct Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies

Ateneo de Manila University, B.A. (cum laude), Humanities

Office Address: 

A/P/A Studies
New York University
Dept. of Social and Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003


(212) 992-8308

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Aside from literature and its creation, I have an ongoing fascination and interest in historical processes and their continuing relevance to our lives.


Museum of Absences (Meritage Press, 2004)

The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1992)


Memories of Overdevelopment: Reviews and Essays of Two Decades (Anvil Publishing, 1998)

Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago (Kaya Press, 2001) - Winner of the PEN Open Book and the Asian American Writers Workshop Literary awards.

Edited Anthologies:

Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Philippine Literature in English (Rutgers University Press, 1993)

Flippin': Filipinos on America with Eric Gamalinda (Asian American Writers Workshop, 1996)

Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999 with Angel Shaw (New York University Press, 2002)


The Beauty of Ghosts - a suite of poems in five distinct voices, centered on the Filipino immigrant experience to the United States (Topaz Arts, 2007).

Performance with the musical duo Electric Kulintang (upcoming at Joe's Pub October, 2008)

Updated on 10/08/2014