Postcolonial Paths to Constructing the Nation/Bayan


Dr. Priscelina Patajo-Legasto

Dr. Priscelina Patajo-Legasto is a writer, critic, and a full professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature in UP Diliman. She specializes and teaches courses in literary, cultural, feminist and Marxist theory and criticism, Philippine theater history and post-colonial studies.

She completed her MA in Comparative Literature and PhD in Philippine Studies at UP Diliman, and afterwards was awarded with a Fulbright RP-US Faculty Development Grant in 1988. Years after, it was followed by a Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar Grant (2005) to the University of California in Berkeley and Los Angeles.
Some of her publications include the Philippine Post Colonial Studies: Essays in Language and Literature (as editor and contributor, 2004), Filipiniana Reader: A Companion Reader of Filipiniana Online (as editor and contributor, 1998), Sarswelang Pangasinan (1996), and Prism of Literature (as co-editor with Yolanda Tomeldan et. al., 1986).

Dr. Patajo-Legasto is a recipient of numerous awards including the Metrobank Foundation Award for Continuing Excellence and Services, Metrobank 1998 Outstanding Teacher Award, National Book Award for Filipiniana Reader (1998), UP Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Guro (2010), and the Dadufalza Award (2008).

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