Gladys Nubla is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS) at Pitzer College, where she teaches literature, feminist/gender/sexuality studies, popular culture, and theories and research methods.

Her book manuscript in progress, titled Children of Empire: Narratives of Sexuality and Human Rights in Filipinx/American Contact Zones, examines the figure of the sexualized native child across cultural and activist arenas, tracing the presence of the colonial past in Filipinx American and Philippine narratives of sexual awakening and sexual violation and in the institutional avenues for redress.


University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D. and M.A., English

University of California, Los Angeles: M.A., Asian American Studies


Journal Articles with Peer Review

“Managing the ‘Moro Problem’: Fractured Nation/Narration in Bagong Buwan.” Vaginal Economies, special issue of positions: east asia cultures critique, vol. 19, no. 2, 2011, pp. 393-420.

“Innocence and the Child of Sex Tourism in Filipino/American Literature and Culture.” Rocky Mountain Review, vol. 63, no. 2, 2009, pp. 233-40.

“The Politics of Relation: Creole Languages in Dogeaters and Rolling the R’s.” MELUS: Journal of Multiethnic Literature in the United States, vol. 29, no. 1, 2004, pp. 199-218.

“Double-Edged Poetry: From Sexual Longings to a Filipina American Politics of Writing in Virginia Cerenio’s Trespassing Innocence.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory, vol. 12, no. 1, 2001, pp. 47-77.

Book Chapter with Peer Review

“The Sexualized Child and Mestizaje: Colonial Tropes of the Filipina/o.” Gendering the Trans-Pacific World, ed. Catherine Ceniza Choy and Judy Tzu Chun Wu, Brill, 2017, pp. 165-95.


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