Anarchy In Southeast Asia

  • Journal Manager
  • Claudia C. Lodia


Claudia C. Lodia is a lecturer in the Department of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. As a queer lesbian Pinay, her research interests lie at the intersections of queer theory, Asian diaspora studies, critical race theory, and activist ethnography. Broadly, her research explores the connections, aspirations, and ruptures between and among themes and ideas in these diverse fields. Before joining the Department of Asian American Studies, Claudia held a Teaching Fellowship and a Writing Fellowship at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she also received her PhD in Anthropology and Social Change. As part of her on-going activism Claudia has co-organized and facilitated talks on queer Asian diasporic experiences and non-state spaces, contributed commentaries to Io, an international feminist collective based in the Philippines, and participated in activist forums that highlight the role and urgency of co-creating an interdisciplinary social science practice. She has contributed articles and reviews to the Journal of Contemporary Asia,, and Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies. More recently, she participated as a fellow at the 2023 Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) Summer Seminar held at the New School for Social Research, New York. She has also begun a collaborative research project that explores the queer outside, a conceptualization inspired by the work of Fred Moten.