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Joshua G. Acosta

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Joshua G. Acosta (he/him/his) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of the Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship and is a former Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and California State University Sally Casanova Scholar. Joshua’s research interest involves the history of Filipino American communities in the 20th century through the context of labor, colonialism, popular culture, and racial capitalism. He is interested in tracing the social and cultural consequences of U.S. colonization in the Philippines on trans-Pacific diasporic Filipino identities. He received his B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from California State University, Long Beach.