Queer Confessions: Transgression, Affect, and National Crisis in the Philippines’ Call Center IndustryJan Maghinay Padios
Jan 2013 Criticism Courtesy of the author.
Jan Maghinay Padios
Jan Padios is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University, where her work was supported by a Torch Fellowship and a Mellon Dissertation Writing Fellowship in the Humanities. Jan is currently at work on her first book, which is an interdisciplinary ethnography of the call center industry in the Philippines that places workers and culture at the forefront of the analysis. Broadly speaking, Jan’s research occupies the intersection of critical cultural studies and political economy, with emphasis on transnationalism, neoliberal globalization, affective/immaterial labor, media and communication, cultures of consumption, and U.S. empire. At the University of Maryland, she teaches undergraduate classes in transnational American Studies and critical perspectives on the global economy, as well as a graduate class in transnational political economy and culture.
- Born: Englewood, NJ, USA
- Based: New York, NY, USA