Chair of Ethnic Studies Program

Office Location:

Remote Office

Office Hours:
Virtual Appointment email: Faye.Caronan@ucdenver.edu

Expertise Areas:
Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Filipino American Studies, Cultural Studies

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
M.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
B.A., English with concentrations in Asian American Studies and Asian Studies, Cornell University

Faye Christine Caronan is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Denver. In 2008 she received the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She specializes in Comparative Ethnic Studies and the study of U.S. Imperialism. Her book, Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique, is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press. It examines how Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican culture challenges the ends of colonialism marked by narratives of U.S. exceptionalism by representing how U.S. power does not withdraw from Philippine and Puerto Rican affairs but transitions. Her new research project looks at the role that race played in the imagining of the U.S. nation and its empire in the Pacific in the first half of the 20th century.

Imperial Bastards: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Narrative Legitimacy. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

"Memories of US Imperialism: Narratives of the Homeland in Filipino and Puerto Rican Homes in the United States" in Philippine Studies 60:3 (2012) 337-366.

"Postcolonial Im/migration and Transnational Activist Practices:Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Performance Poet Activism" in Transnational Crossroads: Reimagining Asian America, Latin@ America, and the American Pacific, Eds. Camilla Fojas and Rudy Guevarra. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

"Colonial Consumption and Colonial Hierarchies in Representations of Philippine and Puerto Rican Tourism" in Philippine Studies 53:1 (2006) 32-58.

ETST 3272: Global Media
ETST 3297: Social History of Asian Americans
ETST 3697: Contemporary Issues in Asian American
ETST 3974: Ethnic Diversity in American Literature