Profile profile for GonzalvesTh

Theodore S. Gonzalves

Curator of Asian Pacific American History

Ph.D., Comparative Culture, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Political Science, San Francisco State University
B.S., Political Science, Santa Clara University

Editorial Work:

  • Amerasia Journal, editorial board member, 2019-present
  • Alon: Journal of Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies, arts editor, 2016-present
  • American Quarterly, events review editor, 2014-2021
  • Liwanag, vol. II, associate editor, 1993
  • Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society, advisory board member, 2011-present
Research Specialties: 
  • Comparative Cultural Studies
  • Asian Pacific American History
  • Culture and the Performing Arts
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 
  • 2021-2022, Fellow, Asian American Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2013, Senior Fellow, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2009, Moeson Fellow, Library of Congress
  • 2004-2005, U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Philippines)
  • 2002, Meet the Composer Award
Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Board of Directors, 2022-2026
  • American Studies Association
  • Association for Asian American Studies, President, 2018-2020


"Repertoires on Other Stages" In Filipinx American Studies: Reckoning, Reclamation, Transformation, edited by Rick Bonus and Antonio Tiongson Jr. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2022), pp. 308-319.
Gossip, Sex, and the End of the World: Collected Work of tongue in A mood Theatre San Francisco: Arkipelago Books, 2021
Migrant Musicians: Filipino Entertainers and the Work of Music Making. With R. Zamora Linmark, Karen Tongson, and Sarita Echavez See. Center for Art and Thought, 2013.
Carlos Villa and the Integrity of Spaces. Meritage Press, 2012.
Filipinos in Hawai'i. With Roderick N. Labrador. Arcadia Publishing, 2011.
The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora. Temple University Press, 2009.
Stage Presence: Conversations with Filipino American Performing Artists. Meritage Press, 2007.