Assistant Professor of History


Cultural History, Asian/American History, Race and Law, Empire and Migration

Jilene A. C. Chua is a cultural historian of Asian/American history. She was born in Manila (the capital city of the Philippines) and mostly grew up in Richland, Washington. Her research on twentieth-century Philippines intersects US empire, Chinese migration, Southeast Asia, and comparative racialization. Her current project uses legal sources, oral histories, and community archives to access stories of Chinese migrants living under US colonial rule in the Philippines. She teaches courses related to Asian/American history, US empire, the Philippines, and comparative racial regimes. Sign up here for updates on her publications.

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