English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.


Cabusao, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao

Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies
Faculty Suite F, Room 2419

Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao received a BA in English and Cross-Cultural Ethnic Studies from Oberlin College, an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. In his teaching and research, he focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to culture, society, and social change. He is the faculty sponsor of the Alpha Tau Rho chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society).

U.S. Ethnic Literatures, Cultural Studies Approaches to Literature and Popular Culture/Media Literacy, Critical Theory, Africana/Black Studies, Women's Studies/Gender and Sexuality Studies

20th Century U.S. Literature (Asian American and African American Literatures), Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Asian American Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory, U.S. Ethnic Studies

  • Critical Filipina and Filipino Studies Collective
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • East of California (EOC) Asian American Studies Network
  • Working Class Studies Association (WCSA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • 2017, Merit Award. Bryant University.
  • 2015, Summer Stipend. Bryant University
  • 2015, Merit Award. Bryant University
  • 2011, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award
  • 2010, Instructional Development Funding. Bryant University
  • 2009, Merit Award. Bryant University
  • 2006, Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship. Kalamazoo College
  • 2004, Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship. Department of English, University of Michigan
  • 2001, Graduate Committee Spring/Summer Grant. Department of English, University of Michigan
  • 2000, First Year Summer Research Program Grant. University of Michigan
  • 1999, Rackham Merit Fellowship. University of Michigan
  • 1998, UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) M.A. Thesis Grant
  • 1997, Graduate Opportunity Fellowship. Asian American Studies M.A. Program, UCLA
  • 1997, Highest Honors in Cross-Cultural Ethnic Studies (individual major). Oberlin College
  • 1996, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Image Award. Oberlin College
  • 1996, Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Oberlin College
  • 1993, Wabash College Lily Award. Four Year Merit Scholarship (unable to accept)

Cabusao, J., "Yearning in Carlos Bulosan: Toward a Queer Working Class Consciousness", International Journal of Diaspora & Cultural Criticism (Special issue on the Philippine Diaspora edited by Maria Luisa Torres Reyes), The Center for Asia & Diaspora, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, 2017.

Alquizola, M., Hiraybayashi , L. R., Cabusao, J. A., "The Bulosan Files: Another Layer in an Ongoing Dialogue" in _Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt: Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan_, University Press of America, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Cabusao, J., _Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt: Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan_ (editor and contributor), University Press of America, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Cabusao, J., editorial introduction to _Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt: Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan_, CUNY FORUM: Journal of the Asian American and Asian Research Institute, The City University of New York, 2016.

Cabusao, J., "Carlos Bulosan" in _Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama_. Edited by M. Keith Booker , Greenwood Publishing Group, 2015.

Cabusao, J., "Ethnic Studies" in _Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice_. Edited by Sherwood Thompson , Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Cabusao, J., _Forum Kritika: Reflections on Carlos Bulosan and Becoming Filipino_ (edited with introduction -- guest editor of special edition of peer reviewed essays featured in "Kritika Kultra"), Kritika Kultura -- international refereed literary and cultural studies journal (Ateneo de Manila University) , 2014.

Cabusao, J., "Toward a Renewal of Critical Practice: Reflections on the Occupy Movement and Filipino Self Determination", Kritika Kultura, 2012.

Cabusao, J., "Decolonizing Knowledges: Asian American Studies, Carlos Bulosan, and Insurgent Filipino Diasporic Imagination", Kritika Kultura , 2011.

Cabusao, J., "The Social Responsibility of Filipino Intellectuals in the Age of Globalization and Empire: An Interview with E. San Juan, Jr. and Delia D. Aguilar", Cultural Logic , 2010.

Cabusao, J., [Book Review] _From Globalization to National Liberation: Essays of Three Decades_. By E. San Juan, Jr. The University of the Philippines Press, 2008., MELUS (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), 2010.

Cabusao, J., "Another World is Possible: Cultural Studies and Critical Filipino Resistance" in _Philippine Studies: Have We Gone Beyond St. Louis?_. Edited by Priscelina Patajo-Legasto , University of the Philippines Press, 2009.

Cabusao, J., [Book Review] _The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons._ Eds. Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel, Helen Toribio. T'Boli Publishing and Distribution, 2004., Amerasia Journal , 2006.

Cabusao, J., "Carlos Bulosan" in _The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution, and Writing_. Edited by M. Keith Booker , Greenwood Publishing Group , 2005.

Cabusao, J., [Book Review] _Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina American Writers._ Edited with introductions by Nick Carbo and Eileen Tabios. Aunt Lute Books, 2001., Amerasia Journal , 2001.