Jiedson Domigpe is a lecturer in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, where he is also on the faculty of the Southeast Asian Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. He has taught at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of California at Irvine, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the Defense Language Institute and Foreign Service Institute, where he was nominated for the prestigious Cox Award for best teacher. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Nenita Pambid Domingo is the head of the Filipino Program in the South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures Program at the University of California at Los Angeles and a lecturer in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department there. She has been a Government Exchange Professor at Peking University, teaching all levels of Filipino language, and has taught Filipino language, literature, and culture at University of the Philippines UP (Quezon City and Manila), Loyola Marymount University, California State University at Long Beach, and the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles.
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