[5½ min read]Adrian De Leon, assistant professor of American studies and ethnicity, joined USC Dornsife in 2019.
He teaches Asian American studies and serves on the steering committee for the Center for Transpacific Studies.
“I wanted to rethink what it means to write about Filipino American history from the margins of the Philippines itself, but also think about who counts and who doesn’t count in the narrative,” he said.
From Scarborough to L.A.De Leon works on various historical research projects with the Indipino community on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
“It’s a great introduction to the experience of the Filipino American community,” he says.