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Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies
202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Office Location(s): 6167 STB
Deirdre de la Cruz specializes in the cultures and histories of Southeast Asia, in particular the Philippines. Her current book project is a historical and ethnographic examination of several apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines from the mid nineteenth century to the present, especially as they articulate with projects and practices of colonial and post-colonial modernity. In addition to Philippine history and ethnography, her research interests include theories of religion, colonialism and post-colonialism, visual culture, histories and theories of the mass media, and global occultisms.
Recent Courses Taught
The Philippines: Culture and History
Jesus Comes to Asia
Possessing Culture: Spirit Mediumship and Ethnography in Southeast Asia
Secular Enchantments: Technology and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific
1029 Tisch Hall435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI