To Organize the World, To Make it Universally Accessible and Useful: Silicon Valley Monsters in M.O.B.’s Manananggoogle ProjectThea Quiray Tagle
Thea Quiray Tagle
Born in New York and currently based in Oakland, Thea Quiray Tagle is a feminist scholar of visual culture and performance, Filipino American Studies and comparative ethnic studies, social movements, queer theory, and critical geography. She is completing her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego; her dissertation traces a cultural geography of Filipino/American labor migration to, settlement in, and displacement from, the San Francisco Bay Area in the 20th and 21st centuries. Thea is also a visiting faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she teaches courses in Critical Studies, Art History, and Humanities. Her two ongoing research projects explore, first, the politics and aesthetics of socially-engaged art practice in urban communities of color and, second, representations of terrorism and blackness in Filipino videos and popular performance.
- Born: New York, NY, USA
- Based: Oakland, CA, USA