I have extensive research and residence in the Philippines, with interests in 19th and 20th-century Philippine social, political, and demographic history. I teach two introductory courses on Southeast Asia.
- PhD, History, University of Michigan
- MA, Southeast Asian Studies, Ohio University
- BA, History & Asian Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
- The Battle for Cebu (1899-1900): Andrew S. Rowan and the Siege of Sudlon. Cebu City: University of San Carlos Press, 2014. 320p.
- Arenas of Conspiracy and Rebellion in Late Nineteenth-Century Philippines: The Case of the April 1898 Uprising in Cebu; Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2014. 190p.
- The Parian of Cebu City: A Historical Overview, 1565-1898. Cebu City: Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Monograph on Culture & Heritage. Issue no. 1, December 2013. 47p.
- “Bringing in the Brigands: the Politics of Pacification in the Colonial Philippines, 1902-1907” Philippine Studies (Ateneo de Manila University) 57(1) March 2009: 49-76.
- “The Power of Song” (with Teresita Gimenez Maceda) in The Art of Truth-Telling about Authoritarian Rule, ed by Ksenija Bilbua, Jo Ellen Fair, Cynthia E. Milton, and Leigh A. Payne. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005: 46-52.
- Ilustrado Politics: Filipino Elite Responses to American Rule, 1898-1908. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2004 (c.2003). 466p.
- “The Master and Juan de la Cruz: Hilario C. Moncado, Politiko and Man of Mystery.” In Lives at the Margin: Biography of Filipinos Obscure, Ordinary, and Heroic, edited by Alfred W. McCoy. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, and Madison: University of Wisconsin, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Monograph, no. 19, 2000: 62-147.
- “`Sa Panahon ni Mampor‘: El Fin del Domino Español en Cebú: La Memoria Residua en un Pasado Mayormente Olvidado” Revista Española del Pacífico [Madrid], número 9, 1999: 115-137. Spanish version of: “Sa Panahon ni Mampor: The End of Spanish Rule in Cebu: Residual Memory of a Mostly Forgotten Past.”
- “The Growth of Population in Cebu during the Spanish Era: Constructing a Regional Demography from Local Sources” (with Peter Xenos). In Population and History: The Demographic Origins of the Modern Philippines, edited by Daniel F. Doeppers and Peter Xenos. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press and Madison: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1998: 71-138.
- “Accounting for Souls: Ecclesiastical Sources for the Study of Philippine Demographic History” In Population and History: The Demographic Origins of the Modern Philippines, edited by Daniel F. Doeppers and Peter Xenos. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press and Madison: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1998: 281-346.
- “Patron as Client: Warlord Politics and the Duranos of Danao.” In An Anarchy of Families: State and Family in the Philippines, edited by Alfred W. McCoy. Madison: U. Wisconsin, Southeast Asia Monograph Series No. 10, 1993: 163-241. Also published by: Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1994.
- “Playing the Game: The Rise of Sergio Osmeña, 1898‑1907.” In Philippine Colonial Democracy, edited by Ruby R. Paredes. Jointly published: New Haven: Yale University, Southeast Asia Studies Monograph Series No. 32, and Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1989: 70‑113.
- “The Politics of Collaboration in Tayabas Province: The Early Political Career of Manuel Quezon, 1903‑1906.” In Reappraising an Empire: New Perspectives on Philippine‑American History, edited by Peter W. Stanley. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984: 59‑84; 317‑326.
- A Union Catalogue of Philippine Biographical Reference Works (with Daniel Doeppers). Bibliographic Series No. 8. Madison: University of Wisconsin, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 1983.
- “The Changing Nature of the Cebu Urban Elite in the 19th Century.” In Philippine Social History: Global Trade and Local Transformations, edited by Alfred W. McCoy and E. C. de Jesus. Sydney and Quezon City: A Joint Publication of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (Southeast Asia Publications Series No.7) and the Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1982: 251‑296.
- “Basketball and Culture: A Problem in `Private Transitory Ownership?'” Philippine Quarterly for Culture and Society 3(1), 1975: 54‑58.
- “Implementing the `New Order’: The Structure and Supervision of Local Government during the Taft Era.” In Compadre Colonialism: Studies on the Philippines Under American Rule, edited by Norman G. Owen. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, No. 3. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, 1971: 13‑76. Reprinted in: Solidarity (Manila) 7(8), August 1972, and in a separate monograph, Compadre Colonialism (Manila: Solidaridad Publishing House, 1974).
- History 244 - Introduction to Southeast Asia (crosslisted in Geography, Languages and Cultures of Asia, Political Science, and Sociology) - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
- History 246 - Southeast Asian Refugees of the Cold War (crosslisted in Asian American Studies and Languages and Cultures of Asia) - Syllabus 2016 (pdf)