Michael Cullinane is a visiting professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently teaching classes for the UCLA Department of History and the Southeast Asian Studies Interdepartmental Program. These courses include: Southeast Asia Crossroads, Southeast Asian Refugees of the Cold War, and Southeast Asian Nationalists and Revolutionaries.
Receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1989, he became the Program Officer for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Lecturer in Asian studies at the university. Thereafter, he accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Associate Faculty member for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. He is also the director of the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is an eight-week intensive Southeast Asian Language program.
Michael Cullinane has extensive research and teaching experience in the Philippines as well as many of the other Southeast Asian countries. His most recent publications include a book entitled Ilustrado Politics: The Filipino Educated Elite Response to American Rule, 1989-1908, and a book chapter "The Master and Juan de la Cruz: Hilario C. Moncado, Politiko and Man of Mystery" which can be found in Lives at the Margin: Biography of Filipinos Obscure, Ordinary, and Heroic.