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Cynthia Marasigan

Office: LS G623
Phone: 777-2714



Ph.D., History, University of Michigan

Dissertation, “‘Between the Devil and the Deep Sea’: Ambivalence, Violence, and African American Soldiers in the Philippine-American War and Its Aftermath”

M.A., Historical Studies and Political Science, New School for Social Research
B.A., History, Binghamton University 

Areas of Study and Interest

U.S. Empire; U.S. imperialism in the Pacific
Philippine and Filipino American history
War, citizenship, and African American history
Immigration and foreign policy
Comparative race relations; Comparative colonialisms

Recent Courses

Asian American History
U.S. Empire in the Pacific
Afro-Asian Histories
U.S.-Philippine Relations
Filipino American History

Selected Awards/Fellowships

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013-2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Asian American Studies Program, 2010-2011
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009
Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2007-2008
George C. Marshall / Baruch Fellowship, 2007
J. William Fulbright Grant, Philippines, 2005-2006
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, 2002-2003
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, Philippines, 2002
Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2001-2007
Anheuser Busch/ Frank Horton Fellowship, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, 2000-2001


Last Updated: 1/25/18