Jan Padios

Jan Padios

Associate Professor of American Studies

413-597-3018
Schapiro Hall Rm 214
At Williams since Fall 2020

Education

B.A. Columbia University (2001)
M.A. New York University (2005)
Ph.D. New York University (2012)
M.F.A. Randolph College (2021)

Scholarship/Creative Work

Select Scholarly Publications

2018. A Nation on the Line: Call Centers as Postcolonial Predicaments in the Philippines. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.  (2020 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Social Sciences)

2017. “Mining the Mind: Emotional Extraction, Productivity, and Predictability in the Twenty-First Century,” Cultural Studies 31, Iss. 2-3; DOI: 10.1080/09502386.2017.1303426

2018. “Exceptionalism as a Way of Life: U.S. Empire, Filipino Subjectivity, and the Global Call Center Industry,” in Ethnographies of U.S. Empire. Carole McGranahan and John Collins, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 149-169.

2014. “Can You Hear Us Now? Ringtones and Politics in the Contemporary Philippines,”The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music and Sound Studies, Jason Stanyek and Sumanth Gopinath, eds. Vol. 1. New York: Oxford University Press, 359-381.

Select Other Publications

August 15, 2018 “Are Call Centers Rebranding the Philippines?Zócalo Public Square (Web).

2014. “Queer Confessions: Transgression, Affect, and National Crisis in the Philippines’ Call Center Industry,” Queer Sites and Sounds,” exhibit, Center for Art + Thought (Web).

Literary Publications 

October 2019. “Figuration in Renee Gladman’s Ravicka Quartet,” Construction (Web).

2019. “Parade Street,” Indiana Review 41.1 (Summer). (Runner-up, 1/2K Prize 2018)

Professional Affiliations

American Studies Association (ASA)

Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) (Current board member representing New England & Central and Eastern Canada)

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)