American Studies
American Studies

Andrea Remoquillo

Doctoral Student
Andrea Remoquillo



Asian-American studies, transnational feminism, Filipino/a postcolonial studies, Filipino/Filipino-American diaspora, gender and sexual identity formation in the contemporary U.S., popular culture studies, ethnography.


Andi Remoquillo is a graduate student in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research analyzes the ways in which gender and sexuality further shapes the Colonial Mentalities (CM) of Filipina/Filipina-American women in the contemporary U.S. Andi’s research is situated within the belief that through a (re)understanding of CM through gendered and sexualized lenses can more nuanced methods of decolonization ensue. Through the use of discourse/content analyses and interviews, Andi’s current research expands upon her previous graduate work by taking an intersectional, transnational feminist approach when deconstructing contemporary notions of race, gender, sexuality, nationality, and belonging/(un)belonging.

Andi received her B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and Psychology at DePaul University where she also earned her M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies. Additionally, she spent the last academic year teaching courses on Women’s and Gender Studies, Multiculturalism, Identity, and Social Justice (DePaul) before joining the American Studies department at U.T. as a doctoral student.


AMS 311S • Gendering Asian America

30513 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BUR 436A
(also listed as AAS 310)

In this course, students will study representations of gender and sexuality in Asian America from the Chinese Exclusion Era to the 21st century. Students will be taught how to study race and subject formation through an intersectional and transnational feminist lens, thereby encouraging a more complex understanding of how race is always-already constituted by gender, sexuality, and class. For Asians in America, their belongingness and struggles with inclusion/exclusion have been readily predicated on racialized and gendered representations created by Euro- American discourses. This course will (re)introduce students to key moments of Asian American history — spanning from Chinese Exclusion, Japanese internment camps, the dropping of the atomic bombs, the Vietnam War, and more — while focusing on how these historical moments were represented to the American public. Rather than taking these representations at face value, however, I urge students to ask: how does time, place, gender, and sexuality shape our understandings of Asians in America? How have gender and sexuality been used as a means to marginalize Asians/Asian Americans, and how have individuals themselves engaged with these concepts as tools for subject formation and national belongingness? These are the questions that frame Gender in Asian America, and will guide students as they deconstruct the history of making Asian America.

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