Transportation: Translating Filipino and Filipino American Tomboy Masculinities through Global Migration and SeafaringKale Bantigue Fajardo
2008 Criticism 21 pages. Courtesy of Duke University Press.GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 14. 2-3 (2008): 403-424.
Kale Bantigue Fajardo
Born in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines and raised in Portland, Oregon, Kale Bantigue Fajardo is an Associate Professor of Asian/American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Fajardo completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Fajardo's first book, Filipino Crosscurrents: Seafaring, Masculinities and Globalization was published by the University of Minnesota Press (2011) and reprinted by the University of the Philippines Press (2013). Fajardo has also published essays in GLQ: Gay and Lesbian Studies Quarterly and Mains'l Haul, a maritime studies journal published by the San Diego Maritime Museum. Fajardo has a forthcoming essay in an upcoming special issue of GLQ, "Queering and Transing the Great Lakes: Filipino/a Tomboy Masculinities and Manhoods Across Waters." Fajardo is currently conducting research on the intersections of cultural heritage preservation, tourism, and climate change in Malolos, Bulacan (funded by a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Scholarship, and Artistry from the University of Minnesota, 2012-2015) and is also researching the history of Filipino/a migrants and immigrants in Astoria, Oregon, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries). Broadly speaking, Fajardo is interested in documenting, analyzing, and producing cultural critique about various (Filipino/a) water-based spaces/places and (Filipino/a) water-based masculinities. Fajardo is an avid year-round urban biker, and he participates in food justice efforts in his local neighborhood. Fajardo is based in Minneapolis, MN (in Midtown Phillips!), but he spends regular time in Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and Malolos, Bulacan.
- Born: Malolos, Philippines
- Based: Minneapolis, MN, USA