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Elio Garcia is an assistant professor of literature and film at the Department of English Language and Literature of Xavier University. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied film and media for his doctorate degree at the University of Oregon where he taught film theory and history. His research won the Southeast Asian Studies Award at UO and a fellowship at the Oregon Humanities Center. He has taught nonfiction at Johns Hopkins University and Critical Perspectives in the Arts at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He is currently the director of Xavier University Press. His scholarly works dwell on the intersection of postcolonial theory, cinemas of the Global South, and indigeneity and are published in national and international journals. He has a chapter at the Ecocinema Theory and Practice 2 published by Routledge. As a creative writer, he has been a fellow at the Silliman National Writers Workshop, Iligan Writers Workshop where he received the Jimmy Balacuit Award for Drama, and KRITIKA. His poetry, fiction, and essays are published in literary anthologies and journals in the Philippines. He has worked as a theater and film actor, dramaturg, and translator. His play, “Maratabat,” was staged by the Integrated Performing Arts Guild.

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