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Trans-National Filipinos in the Borderland of Hawai‘i: Author/Critic Roundtable on New Books

Historian Augusto Espiritu (University of Illinoise at Urbana-Champaign) and Theo Gonzalves will discuss the release of two new books in Filipino American studies — Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai‘i and Building Filipino Hawai‘i: Filipino Identity in Transition in Contemporary Hawai'i — with the respective authors, JoAnna Poblete (University of Wyoming) and Roderick N. Labrador (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) at the 2015 annual meeting of the Association for Asian American Studies. Panel chair: Kale Fajardo (University of Minnesota).