Jonathon Malek


Thesis Title

  • “The Pearl of the Prairies: The history of the Winnipeg Filipino community, 1959-2016”

Supervisor

  • Prof. Stephanie Bangarth

Second Reader

  • Prof. Carl Young

Main Research Interests

  • Canadian immigration, Filipino diaspora, ethnic studies, imperialism & post-colonialism, Philippine studies, transnationalism, history and empire. 

Publications

  • “Silangan Rising: Crafting the Filipino Self and the Other in the Diaspora,” Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints. (forthcoming)

    The Filipinos in Canada, Immigration and Ethnicity in Canada Booklet Series, Canadian Historical Association. (under contract).

    “‘A Nostalgia for the Future’: Ethnic Media and Filipino Community Formation in Winnipeg (1977-1982).” Canadian Historical Review. (under contract).

    2016    “Review: Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada by Alison Marshall,” University of Toronto Quarterly Review 85 no.3.

    2015    “Ethnic Commemoration: Negotiating Identity and Inclusion,” The Immigration and Ethnic History Newsletter 47 no.2 (Winter).

    2015    “Memories of Migration: Memory and Commemoration of Migration in the Winnipeg Filipino Community,” Oral History Forum Vol. 35. 

    2015    “Review: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Pinay on the Prairies: Filipino Women and Transnational Identities.” Labour/Le Travail, Vol. 75 (Spring): 278-281.

    2014    “Review: D. R. SarDesai, Southeast Asia: Past and Present 7th ed.” Education About Asia, Vol. 19 No. 2: Maritime Asia (Fall), https://www.asian-studies.org/EAA/EAA-Archives/19/2/1309.pdf

    2014    “Review: D. B. Mabalon, Little Manila is in the Heart.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Vol. 15 No. 2 (Summer), DOI: 10.1353/cch.2014.0035

    2013-   Monthly Columnist, “It’s All History,” Pilipino Express Newsmagazine, http://pilipino-express.com/history-a-culture/it-s-all-history.html

    2013    “Review: A Timely Recording of Winnipeg’s Filipino Voice: Review of Darlyne Bautista’s Winnipeg’s Filipino Health Professionals (c. 1950-1970).” Oral History Forum d’histore orale 33, http://www.oralhistoryforum.ca/index.php/ohf/article/view/474/552

Conference Papers

  • 2018    “‘The Philippine Question’: The Reciprocity Bill and Philippine-Canadian Relations, 1949-1962,” Bridging Worlds, Illumining the Archive: An International Conference in Honor of Professor Resil B. Mojares, Novotel Manila Araneta Centre, Quezon City, 30-31 July. 

    2018    “‘A Chronic Filipino Irritation’: Inter-state relations and Filipino immigration to Canada,” Gathering Diversities: 2018 Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, University of Regina, 28-30 May. 

    2017    “‘A Nostalgia for the Future and Not the Past’: Diaspora, The Transnational Habitus, and             Formation of Filipino Canadian Identity,” From Far and Wide: The Next 150: 2017 Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, 29-31 May. Presenter and Panel organizer sponsored by Canadian Committee of Migration, Ethnicity, and Transnationalism. 

    2016    “Silangan Rising: The crafting of the Filipino Self and ‘Other’ in Winnipeg through ethnic media,” University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities New Research Colloquium Series, 1 December.

    2015    “‘A Nostalgia for the Future, and Not for the Past’: Filipino Canadian Identity in the Prairies,” The West Before (and after) the West: Western Canadian Studies, St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, 5-7 November.

    2015    “Little Pearl on the Prairies: A historical sketch of the development of the Winnipeg Filipino community, 1959-2010,” 2015 Institute for Philippine Culture Summer School, Ateneo University, Manila, Philippines, 26-29 July.

    2015    “Little Pearl on the Prairies: A historical sketch of the development of the Winnipeg Filipino community, 1959-2010,” Rethinking Interdisciplinary in History: 2015 Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, University of Ottawa, 1-3 June. Presenter and Panel Organizer Presenter and Panel organizer sponsored by Canadian Committee of Migration, Ethnicity, and Transnationalism.

    2015    “Negotiating the Pearl of the Prairies: Ethnic Identity Formation in Winnipeg’s First Filipino Newspaper,” Institute for the Humanities Lecture, University of Manitoba, 26 March.

    2015    “Integration and identity in the Winnipeg Filipino community,” 2015 MER Graduate Student Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Migration and Settlement, Migration and Ethnic Relations Program, Western University, 5 March.

    2015    “Silangan Rising: Ethnic identity formation in Winnipeg’s first Filipino newspaper,” History Talks 2015: McCaffrey Lecture Series, Department of History, Western University, 5 March 

    2014    “Asking Questions: From Manila to Manitoba and Sharing Authority,” Middle Atlantic & New England Council for Canadian Studies Biennial Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, September 25-27

    2014    “Leveraging their Rights: State Denial of Philippine Labour to the Saudi Domestic Labour Market,” Mobility and Immobility: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Migration and Settlement, Western University, April 3

    2013    “Listen to this: The Potential of Oral History Projects as Documentary Sources,” Documenting Migration and Transnationalism Workshop, Graduate Symposium hosted by Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism, Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, June 25-27

    2013    “Memories of Migration: Negotiating Transnational Identity in the Winnipeg Filipino Community,” Intersections and Edges: 2013 Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, University of Victory, June 3-5

    2012    “Maintaining the Ties that Bind Us: Remittance Sending Patterns in the Canadian Filipino Community,” 2012 Keewatin Country History Conference, Riding Mountain National Park, May 3-5

    2011    “Memories of Migration: History and Remembering in the Winnipeg Filipino Community, 1959-2010,” History in the Making Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, March 4-5

    2010    “From Conquest to Colony: The Legitimation of Spanish Empire in the Philippines,” 2010 Keewatin Country History Conference, Riding Mountain National Park, April 29 – May 1

Archival Travel

  • 2016 - Department of Foreign Affairs; Commission on Filipinos Overseas; National Library (Manila, the Philippines)

    2015-2017 - Library and Archives of Canada (Ottawa)

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