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CV

Rina Garcia Chua, PhD
 

Born in Manila, Philippines

Lives and works in the unceded and currently occupied territories of the syilx and Musqueam. 

rina.chua@ubc.ca

EDUCATION

 

2022             University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada

                      PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2014             De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines

                      Master of Arts in Language and Literature, Major in Literature

 

2007             University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

                      Bachelor of Secondary Education – Major in English

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2023-2024 University of British Columbia

                    Research Associate in Environmental Humanities and Migrant Ecologies

                    Research Affiliate with the FEELed Lab (Feminist Environmental Lab)

2023          Dartmouth College

                   Fellow in Environmental Humanities, “Affective Currents” Environmental Humanities Institute (Leslie Center                        for the Humanities)

 

2022-2023 Simon Fraser University

                    Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities

                    Project: “Fragmenting the West Coast”

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Post-secondary

 

2022-2023       Sessional Lecturer, University of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)

                          Course: Studies in Composition (Enhanced); Studies in Composition (Sustainability Themed);            

                          Communications and Rhetoric in Personal Identity and Professional Interrelationships

 

2016-2021       Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)

                          Courses: Readings in Narrative (Anthropocene Literatures); Readings in Narrative (Postcolonial                                             Literatures); Introduction to Literary Genres; Art History; Cultural Studies (Film and Media Studies);                                       Cultural Studies (Introduction to Cultural Studies) 

 

2012-2016       Instructor, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters (Philippines)

                          Courses: Young Adult Literatures; Comparative Mythology; World Literatures; Philippine Literatures;                                     Classical European Literatures; Introduction to Humanities

 

2014-2015       Instructor, Far Eastern University (Philippines)

                          Courses: Philippine Literatures; World Literatures

 

High school and Primary

 

2017-2023       Facilitator, XSpace Learning Centre (Canada)

                          Courses: Humanities; English as a Second Language; Economics; Canadian Culture and Literature; Pre-                               English Course; History; Provincial Exam Preparatory Courses

 

2019                 Instructor, Okanagan College Summer Camp (Canada)

 

2013-2014       English Instructor, Korean International School Philippines

2012-2013       English Instructor, Mahatma Gandhi International School

2008-2010       English Teacher, Elizabeth Seton School–Main, Manila, Philippines

 

2006-2007       Practicum Trainee, University of Santo Tomas Education High School (Philippines)

 

2007                 Off-Campus Practicum Trainee, Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Vocational High School, Manila, Philippines

 

SERVICE

 

Professional

 

2022                 Associate Editor for Literary Studies, AKDA: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, and Performance

 

2022                 Co-Editor, The Goose: Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada

 

2022                 Poetry Editor, Tiger Moth Review

 

2019-2022       Poetry Editor, The Goose: Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada

 

2019-2023       Co-Diversity Officer, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

 

2021-2022       Committee Member, Anti-Racist and Equity Working Group, Association for Literature, Environment, and

                          Culture in Canada (ALECC)

 

2021-2022       Committee Member (Conference), Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)

 

2021                 Co-Editor, e-Race-sures issue 19.1, The Goose: Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada

2021                 Stream Coordinator, Migrant Ecocriticism Stream, Emergence/y: Association for the Study of Literature

                          and the Environment (ASLE) 2021 Biennial Conference

 

Institutional

 

2022                Presenter and Workshop Facilitator, Community Service Learning, University of British                

                         Columbia Okanagan

 

2021                Graduate Student Committee Member, University of British Columbia Student Union Okanagan (UBCSUO)

 

2020                Graduate Student Representative, Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Hiring Committee, Faculty of Creative and                          Critical Studies, University of British Columbia

 

2020                Doctoral Graduate Student Representative, College of Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia

                         Okanagan

 

2020                Volunteer, alumni UBC, University of British Columbia Okanagan

 

2019                Volunteer, Community Service Learning Program, University of British Columbia Okanagan

 

2019                Student Leadership Committee, alumni UBC, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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