Ph.D. University of the Philippines (Filipino and Philippine Literature), 1998
M.A. De La Salle University, Manila (Philippine Studies), 1990
B.A. University of the Philippines (Philippine Studies), 1983
351A Dwinelle Hall, Fall 2013: F 10-12pm and by appointment
Joi Barrios-Leblanc serves as a Lecturer teaching Filipino (Tagalog) and Philippine Literature at UC Berkeley while on leave as an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD). Her research focuses on Philippine literature, language, and theater, and their engagement with history, feminist politics, and social movements in the Philippiines. She is the author of five books, among them, the poetry collection To Be a Woman is to Live at a Time of War and her research, From the Theater Wings: Grounding and Flight of Filipino Women Playwrights. She is currently working on her textbook Filipino for Beginners to be published by Tuttle Publishing in 2010. She has won literary awards and for her contributions to literature, was among the 100 women chosen as Weavers of History for the Philippine Centennial Celebration in 1998.