Denise Cruz

Assistant Professor of English

University of Toronto

Denise Cruz is an assistant professor of English at the University of Toronto.  She is the author of Transpacific Femininities: the Making of the Modern Filipina (Duke, 2012) and the editor of Yay Panlilio’s The Crucible: An Autobiography of Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla (Rutgers, 2009). Other articles have appeared or are forthcoming in American Quarterly, PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, American Literature, American Literary History, and in the collection Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader. She is currently working on two book projects: a study of Philippine couture and its connections to the Global South, and an analysis of the importance of regions and regionalism to Asian America.