Resident Director

Our first director for Fall 2015 is Professor Vina Lanzona, Associate Professor in History and current Director of the Center for Philippine Studies.
Office: Sakamaki B208
Phone: (808) 956-6769
BA Ateneo de Manila, 1989; MA New School for Social Research, 1994; PhD Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
About Prof. Lanzona:
“Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, I’m considered a “Martial Law Baby,” having grown up under Martial Law. And then as a student at the Ateneo de Manila University, I was part of our People Power Revolution! After college, I worked briefly for the Aquino government, then came to the United States to pursue graduate studies, completing an M.A. in Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research in New York, and a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I spent most of my twenties living in New York, eventually moving to Honolulu to join the faculty at the University of Hawai’i. My first book was inspired by my twin passions for studying revolution and the role of women in political change. During my sabbatical year in Seville, Spain, I began work on a new book project reexamining Spanish colonialism in the Philippines, but I’ll miss drinking wine and eating tapas in Seville’s sunny plazas. I offer courses in my specialty fields, which include modern Philippine and Southeast Asian history, Women and Revolution, as well as more general courses in Asian Civilizations and Cultures.”
Courses that Prof. Lanzona will teach for Fall 2015:
HIST 406: Modern Philippines
Survey of major developments from pre-colonial through Spanish and American colonial periods, the revolution, Japanese occupation, and post-war republic. (Cross-listed as ASAN 406). Special Topic: Women and Philippine History
ASAN 393P (Alpha) Field Study in Asia: Philippines 
Students may submit proposals to have academic course work, field research, or work experience in their study abroad program in the Philippines.