From 1998 to 2004, I was as an assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
I am Filipino American, and my husband is Korean and Chinese American.
I could go into more detail about how both of us were born in the United States and how our family histories reflect a longstanding, multigenerational Asian American history.
While living in Minnesota, I also completed the writing for my first book, Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History.
We see this colonial legacy today in the most tragic way through Filipino nurses’ deaths on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.