Shannon Toribio is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Religious Studies, where his work focuses on Asian and Asian American religion, new religious movements, indigeneity, diaspora, identity, race/ethnicity, and postcolonial critique. As a public humanist and scholar, he seeks a balanced approach in which culture, tradition, and history are shared between the academy and the public, building on the concept of “shared historical authority.” He is interested in utilizing humanities’ relevance to everyday situations and issues to create spaces for public engagement, learning, and reflection.
Read Shannon’s post on the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Blog, which addresses Anti-Asian racism and the coronavirus.
Read about Shannon’s internship working on the Filipino Oral History Project with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.
Read about Shannon’s work in this news feature by the UCSB Division of Humanities and Fine Arts.
Watch Shannon’s Winter 2023 Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program Capstone Presentation:
Watch Shannon’s keynote presentation (starting at 00:55:27) on the Filipino Oral History Project at the May 2023 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month event at Pacifica Graduate Institute:
Watch Shannon’s discussion of St. Columban’s Church of Los Angeles and its role for early Filipino migrants to the U.S.: