The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, in conjunction with the Southeast Asian Studies Center and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, pesents "Whose Queer Eye?: An Asian American Critique," a lecture by Dr. Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora.
Martin F. Manalansan IV is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He is a member of the teaching faculty of the Asian American Studies and the Gender and Women's Studies programs. His publications include two edited collections Cultural Compass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America (Temple University Press, 2000) and Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002). His book, Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora was published by Duke University Press and was awarded the Ruth Benedict Prize by the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists for the best LGBT book in anthropology for 2003. His current projects include return migration to the Philippines and the cultural politics of space, food, and olfaction in Asian American immigrant communities of New York City.