Contributors to Intersections
Issue 48

Holly Eva Allen is an English PhD scholar, PFF fellow, and instructor of andragogy at Claremont Graduate University. She is also the editor-in-chief of Horned Things Literary Journal and co-editor-in-chief of the Foothill Poetry Journal. Holly's work primarily focuses on gender, queerness, disability, and additional sources of 'othering' in literature. Her previously published academic work can be found in journals such as Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. Her creative work has been published in journals and collections such as Levee Magazine, Obelus Journal and Farside Review.

Bonnadelbert A. Antonio is Assistant Professor of Theology at the Holy Angel University and currently pursuing doctoral studies in Religious and Values Education at the De La Salle University - Manila. He took a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at St. Anthony Mary Claret College in Quezon City and pursued an MA in Education at the University of Asia and the Pacific in Pasig City. He is co-author of two articles: 'Philosophical, psychological and religio-cultural roots: Contemporary challenges to religious education,' International Journal of Research Studies in Education and, 'The role of Mary Magdalene in the Easter Salubong: A religious exploration,' Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Sustainable Development. His research interests include: contextual theology, feminist theology and axiological studies on environmental issues.

Connie M. Aranduque is currently an Assistant Professor 1 in Santa Isabel College of Manila. She teaches general and professional education subjects. She is also a PhD student in De La Salle University Manila, taking up Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics.

Sobia Bano is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at GIFT, University. She received her doctorate from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia in the area of Marketing. Her research focuses on gender identity challenges and issues, consumer behaviour and entrepreneurship.

Hazel T. Biana is a Research Fellow at the Southeast Asia Research Center and Hub, and a faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. She is also the current vice president of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines.

Agnes M. Brazal is Full Professor of Theology at the De la Salle University and holder of the Br Adelino Manuel fsc Professorial Chair for Religious Studies and Br Flanan Paul fsc Professorial Chair for Rhetoric. She is author of A Theology of Southeast Asia: Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines (Orbis, 2019), co-author of Intercultural Church: Bridge of Solidarity in the Migration Context (Borderless Press, 2015), and editor of eight anthologies on the topic of feminism, migration, cyber ethics, and social ethics in Asia. She is founding member and past president of the Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines (DaKaTeo) and past coordinator of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia.

Michael Sepidoza Campos researches at the intersection of Filipino–American diaspora, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and critical pedagogy. His writings include, 'A Thief, a Woman, a People of the Land: Exploring Chamorro Strategies of Incarnation' in Critical Christian Studies of the United States' Imperialist Militarism from Asian/Asian North American Perspectives, ed. Anne Wonhee Joh and Nami Kim (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); and 'Not Quite Here: Queer Ecclesiastical Spaces in the Fiipino Diaspora,' in Church In the Age of Migration: A Moving Body, ed. Agnes Brazal, Joshua Ralston and Susanna Snyder (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). He co-edited Queering Migrations Towards, From, and Beyond Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) with Hugo Círdova Quero and Joseph N. Goh. Campos is an Associate Professorial Lecturer at De La Salle University Manila, and concurrently a high school teacher at the Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, California.

Shazia Riaz Dar completed her doctoral studies in Linguistics from Air University. She completed her PhD research from Cardiff Universty. Currently, she is working as assistant professor at GIFT University, Gujranwala. Her research interests are Corpus Linguistics, Genre Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis, second language acquisition (SLA), gender studies, language and power and identity construction.

Clarence Darro B. del Castillo received his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education major in English Literature (cum laude) at Don Bosco College Seminary. He finished Masters in Business Administration at the Ateneo De Manila University - Rockwell and took PhD units in Development Studies at De La Salle University-Manila. He was a former Director for Student Services at Malayan Colleges Laguna. He is the co-author of Kenosis: The Life Giving Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Threskia: Introduction to World Religions, and Arete: Towards Filipino Moral Excellence. He is also the administrator of Lumina Montessori de Calamba and president of the Lumina Foundation for Integral Human Development. He has published articles in high impact journals. His research interests are religiosity, spirituality and youth studies.

Fides del Castillo holds a doctorate in Religious and Values Education from De La Salle University - Manila and a certificate in Adult Faith Formation from Fordham University, New York. Currently, she is the Associate Dean of De La Salle University - Laguna Campus. Fides is also President of the Network of Professional Researchers and Educators and Consultant to the CBCP Basic Ecclesial Communities. She is the Regional Representative in Asia of the International Association for Mission Studies. Fides is a recipient of Lamin Sanneh Research Prize at OMSC Princeton Theological Seminary. Her latest anthology is A Flourishing Faith: 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (Don Bosco School of Theology). Her research interests are Christian mission, Laylayan theology, lived religion and spirituality.

Gregory Siy Ching has a doctorate degree majoring in Educational Administration from the National ChengChi University in Taiwan. He is currently an Associate Professor of the Graduate Institute of Education Leadership and Development and a member of the Research and Development Center for Physical Education, Health and Information Technology in Fu Jen Catholic University Taiwan. His research interest includes various issues within higher education.

Mark Anthony Dacela is an Associate Professor, and current Vice Chair and Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the Department of Philosophy of De La Salle University. His research work is mainly on epistemology, education and ethics.

Rosallia Domingo is Assistant Professorial Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. She holds a Master of Arts in Gender Studies and a Master of Arts in Philosophy. Her research interests include feminist philosophy, gender studies, and gender and development.

Eden Regala Flores is an associate professor in the Department of English and Applied Linguistics at De La Salle University, Manila. She conducts trainings, seminars and workshops for teachers in various parts of the country. She has also served as a curriculum consultant and teacher-trainer to some private schools and served as a textbook reviewer for the Department of Education from 2005–2015. She co-writes English textbooks for Grade 10 and Senior High School. As a researcher, her work on language teaching and learning, (critical) discourse analysis, academic reading and writing, among others, have been published and presented in both local and international fora.

Ma. Marilou S. Ibita is Associate Professor at the Department of Theology and Religious Education, De La Salle University in Manila (Philippines) and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). She is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, a member and a Committee-Member-at-Large of the European Association of Biblical Studies and a Board of Trustee of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines. She is a member of the Research Team of the Urban Poor Women and Children with Academics for Reaching and Delivering on UNSDGs in the Philippines (UPWARD-UP) Project funded by the VLIR-UOS (Belgium).

Philip Cabral Lucas was born and raised as a Capampangan, originally from Sasmuan, Pampanga. He is currently Assistant Professor of Theology under the Institute of Christian Formation and Social Integration (ICFSI) office, Holy Angel University, Angeles City Pampanga. He took undergraduate studies in Philosophy at the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, San Fernando Pampanga and pursued graduate studies in Religious Education at the Ateneo de Manila University. At present, he is taking doctoral studies in Religious and Values Education (DERVED) at the De La Salle University, Manila. His research interests include spirituality and religiosity, Biblical exegesis, religious education and inculturation.

Kristine C. Meneses is an Associate Professor at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas. Meneses obtained her PhD in Theology from St. Vincent School of Theology. Meneses is a Deaf and Disability activist as well as a volunteer sign language interpreter. Most of Meneses's publications focus on disability justice. She employs a poststructuralist perspective and queer theory in her research. Meneses was the Ecclesia of Women in Asia Coordinator in 2018–2020 and was a forum writer for and a member of the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. She is also a member of the Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines (DaKaTeo) and the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines.

Kai Ngu is a writer and MA student at Yale Divinity School. Born in Borneo, Malaysia, they are most recently from New York City. As a journalist, they have written for publications such as the Guardian, Vice, and Asian American Writers Workshop. They have spoken about queer, Asian traditions at Cornell, Duke Divinity School, and Creating Change. Kai is currently a board member of Transmission Ministry Collective, a nonprofit for transgender Christians, and PANAATWM (Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry).

Dinah Roma is University Fellow and Professor of Creative Writing at De La Salle University. She is the author of four books of poetry, A Feast of Origins (2004), Geographies of Light (2011), Naming the Ruins (2014) and We Shall Write Love Poems Again (2021). She is a two-time recipient of the National Book Awards for Poetry in English in 2005 and 2022, respectively. In 2019, the country's National Writers' Union (UMPIL) conferred on her the Gawad Francisco Balagtas for Poetry in English, a lifetime achievement award. Her latest book, Weaving Basey: A Poet's History of Home, completed with the 2015 National Book Development Board Writing Trust Fund (under the Local History and Culture Category), will be released in February 2023.

Flora Roussel is a PhD Candidate in Comparative and General Literature at the Université de Montréal (Montreal/Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang), Canada. Her work brings a feminist, queer and intersectional perspective to the notion of abjection as it is articulated by corporeality, performativity and affect. She analyses sexuality, subjectivity and writing practices in the novels of four contemporary authors: Wendy Delorme, Akwaeke Emezi, Charlotte Roche and Kanehara Hitomi. She is also interested in exophonic literature, especially as exemplified by the novels of Yoko Tawada. Her research has been published in both national and international journals (Études littéraires africaines, Germanica and Études francophones, among others), and she has presented her work in Canada as well as abroad.

Published with the support of the Gender Relations Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.
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