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Democracy and identity,

This week is another rendition of here and there, home and abroad. One expert this week can shed light on the recent election of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as president of the Philippines and the other on intersectional experiences of Filipino Americans. 

Democracy and misinformation in Philippines’ elections

Courtesy of Cille Bayron
Pronouns: she/her
Nicole Curato is a professor of political sociology at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra in Australia. 
Her work examines how democratic politics take root in the aftermath of disasters, armed conflict and urban crime. She has published reports on disinformation campaigns during elections in the Philippines and is an advocate for democratic innovations that can address "fake news."

Immigration and LGBTQIA+ experiences of Filipino Americans

Courtesy of Anthony Christian Ocampo
Pronouns: he/him
Anthony Christian Ocampo is a professor of sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. As a writer and scholar, his work focuses on race, immigration and LGBTQ issues. 
He is the author of Brown and Gay in LA: The Lives of Immigrant Sons (2022) and The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race (2016). Ocampo is an academic director of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and the co-host of the podcast Professor-ing. He appeared in the Netflix documentary White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch as one of the plaintiffs who sued Abercrombie & Fitch on the basis of racial discrimination.
Other sources of interest this week.

Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, was charged with seditious conspiracy alongside four other men for the January 6 Capitol riot.
Javed Ali is an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His 20-plus years of experience in national security and intelligence issues include positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Ali can speak to issues relating to international and domestic terrorism. 
Sources of the Week on the news

  • Javed Ali explained to CNN how a Border Patrol tactical unit played a role in killing the shooter in Uvalde, Texas.
  • Asha Rangappa wrote an opinion in CNN on the potential roundabout way to push forward gun measures. 
  • Titi Shodiya and her co-host Zakia Whatley were featured in The Root for their podcast Dope Labs that seeks to make science knowledge relatable and fun.
  • Andra Gillespie discussed a Grand jury’s investigation into Georgia’s 2020 elections with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Political Rewind.
  • On WAMU’s 1A, Imara Jones talked about the GOP’s anti-trans legislation across the U.S.
  • Karen Tongson talked with KCRW’s Good Food about the expansion and cultural significance of Filipino fast food chain, Jollibee.
  • Akhil Reed Amar spoke to WNYC’s The Takeway on the abortion decision coming from the Supreme Court and what it means for other civil liberties.
  • Laila Lalami made the case on Literary Hub’s Open Form that The Godfather is the best movie that captures the immigration experience.
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