Asian American Studies

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Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, PhD


Associate Professor, Asian American Studies Department
AAS MA Program Coordinator
Office: EP 105
Phone: 415-338-3491

2000    Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies


PhD University of California at Los Angeles, Education – Division of Social Science and Comparative Education
BA University of California at Berkeley, Ethnic Studies

Research Interests

Pinayism; Ethnic Studies pedagogy; community responsive pedagogy; culturally responsive teaching and evaluation; critical pedagogy; critical leadership praxis; Youth Studies; Asian American community development; Motherscholarship; Ethnic Studies and Filipina/o American Studies curriculum development; Filipina/o American critical cultural production; Asian American Women Studies

Courses Taught

218 Asian American Culture         
352 Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture
514 Asian American Community Arts Workshop
581 Asian American Women
681 Asian American Community Changes and Development
833 Seminar: Asian American Family and Identity
884 Critical Asian American Educational Experience and Pedagogy

Honors, Awards, and Grants

Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) Community Advocacy Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Distinguished Faculty Award, Excellence in Service, SF State University
Community Service Learning Award, SFSU Institute of Civic and Community Engagement
Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, University of California at Los Angeles
Community Service Award, Kababayan ed. of Manila Bulletin, South San Francisco
National Ehlrich Service Learning Award      
Leader of the Year Award Nominee, University of San Francisco School of Education
SFSU Presidential Award for Professional Development of Probationary Faculty

Current Community Involvement

Filipino Community Center, Board of Directors
Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Advisory Board
Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), Founder and Director
San Francisco Unified School District, Ethnic Studies Curriculum Consultant
Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (ISEEED), Founding Partner and Director of Culturally and Community Responsive Curriculum Development and Teacher Training

Current Campus Service

Kappa Psi Epsilon, Faculty Advisor
League of Filipino Students, Faculty Advisor
Phi Gamma Chi, Faculty Advisor
Institute of Civic and Community Engagement, Advisory Board
Teacher Credential Committee
Graduate College of Education, EdD Leadership Program, Affiliated Faculty
College of Ethnic Studies Graduate Council
AAS MA Program Coordinator
AAS Department BA Curriculum Planning Committee

Selected Publications

and Rita Kohli, Jocyl Sacramento, Nick Henning, Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, and Christine Sleeter. “Toward an Ethnic Studies Pedagogy: Implications for K-12 Schools from the Research.” The Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education (12 Mar. 2014). Online.

and Dawn Mabalon. “Resistance and Struggle Are Sisters.” Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America. Ed. Mark R. Villegas, Kuttin’ Kandi, and Roderick N. Labrador. San Diego, CA: Cognella. 127-136.


with Pin@y Educational Partnerships and San Francisco Unified School District. Kilusan 4 Kids: Critical Language for Elementary School Students. Vol. 1. San Francisco: San Francisco Unified School District.


“Struggling to Survive: Poverty, Violence, and Invisibility in the Lives of Urban Filipina/o American Youth.” The “Other” Students: Filipino Americans, Education, and Power. Ed. Dina C. Maramba and Rick Bonus. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


with FANHS, Manilatown Heritage, and PEP. Filipinos in San Francisco. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing.


with R. Magbual-Daus and A. Magbual-Daus. “Pin@y Educational Partnerships: A Counter-Pipeline to Create Critical Educators.AAPI Nexus 8.1.

with P. Kiang and S. Museus. “Praxis and Power in the Intersections of Education.” AAPI Nexus 8.1.


“Building a Community Center: Filipinas/os in the Excelsior Neighborhood of San Francisco.” Negotiating Space: New Asian American Communities. Ed. Huping Ling,

with P. Halagao and J.M. Cordova. “Critical Review of Filipina/o American Curriculum.” AAPI Nexus 7.1.

“Filipino American Educational Experience.” Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today. Ed. Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Grace J. Yoo. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press.

“Open the Light: Critical Performance Pedagogy.” At 40: Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: AAS Department, San Francisco State University. 99-107.

Pin@y Educational Partnerships: A Filipina/o American Studies Sourcebook. Vol. II: Filipina/o American Identities, Activism, and Service. Santa Clara, CA: Phoenix Publishing House International.

with Jocyl Sacramento. “Practicing Pinayist Pedagogy.” Amerasia Journal.


“Asian American Studies.” Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Ed. Richard R. Schaefer. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Filipino American Students in San Francisco. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations’ Report on Filipino American K-12 Public School Students. 


“Final Project Runway: In the I’s of Asian American Women.” Gender Identity, Equity and Violence: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Ed. Geraldine Stahly. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Pin@y Educational Partnerships: A Filipina/o American Studies Sourcebook.  Vol. I:  Philippine and Filipina/o American History. Santa Clara, CA:Phoenix Publishing House International.

“Pinayism.” Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory. Ed. Melinda de Jesus. New York: Routledge Press.

Selected Creative Works

“Upon Flesh I See Words.” Anthology of Poetry. International Library of Poetry.

“SCHOOLED.”  Poem recorded on Know History, Know Self CD of Poetry and Spoken Word. San Jose, CA.

with Tintiangco-Cubales, V.C. “What Do You Think of When You Think of Us?” Poem recorded on Know History, Know Self CD of Poetry and Spoken Word. San Jose, CA.


“At the Risk.” Inflipration. The first Filipino American Poetry Anthology recorded on CD.  San Francisco.


with Dawn B. Mabalon. “Resistance and Struggle Are Sisters.” Elements. Recording of hip hop music and poetry. Los Angeles.

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