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Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology,
     University of California, San Diego, June 1998 

Dissertation: "Un(Convent)ional Sisterhood: Feminist Catholic Nuns in the Philippines"
Master of Arts, Anthropology,
     University of California, San Diego, June 1992
Thesis: "Re-creating Womanhood: Women's Rituals and Goddess Worship in Modern-day America"
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology,
     Kenyon College, May 1990
GPA: 4.07; Summa cum laude 
Off-campus Study, University of Aberdeen, Scotland: 1988-1989
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology,
     John F. Kennedy University, December 2004

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Scholarship Society Certificates of
Teaching Excellence, 1999, 2001, Spring & Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
Fulbright Scholar Grant in the Philippines, 1994-1995 
Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute Tuition Fellowship (Pilipino),

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1996 
Distinction in the Senior Exercise, Kenyon College, 1990 
Margaret Mead Award in Anthropology, Kenyon College, 1990 
Phi Beta Kappa, Kenyon College, October 1989 
Kenyon Honor Scholarship, Kenyon College, 1986-1990 
Ohio Academic Scholarship, 1986-1990 
National Merit Scholarship, 1986


            Anthropology Instructor, Cabrillo College, Aptos,
                           Fall 1998-Spring 2013

Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural
Introduction to Anthropology: Biological
Anthropology of Religion
Anthropological Perspectives on American Cultures
            Lecturer, Crown College, University of California, Santa Cruz:
                            Fall 1997-Fall 2000
California: Contested Dreams and Realities
Rediscovering California
Anthropology Teaching Assistant, University of California, San Diego
The Evolution of Society, Spring 1993 
Religious Cults and Social Movements, Fall 1991 
The Evolution of Society, Spring 1991 
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Winter 1991 
Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Fall 1990 
Research Assistant under Professor Lewis Hyde, Kenyon College, 1990
Writing Tutor, Kenyon College, 1986-88; 1989-1990 
Peer Counselor, Kenyon College, 1987-1988

Cabrillo College Anthropology Search Committee, Spring 2005

Counselor, JFK University Community Counseling Center,
        June 2003-December 2004


            Unconventional Sisterhood: Feminist Catholic Nuns in the Philippines
                         Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.  2001.


Cross-cultural Gender Studies
Psychological Anthropology
Medical Anthropology and Cross-cultural Healing Systems  

Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration 
Cross-cultural Religious Studies 
Southeast Asian and Philippine Studies
Identity, Intersubjectivity, and Marginality
Fieldwork, Methodology, and Ethnography
Human Sexuality 
Post-colonial Studies and Cultural Studies
Globalization, Transnationalism, and Social Change