EJ David previews his May 19, 2011 talk on Filipino-American postcolonial psychology

2011-05-19 by

Filipino Americans have alarmingly high rates of depression (30%). Many scholars have speculated that an inferior mentality fostered by hundreds of years of colonialism by the Catholic Church and the United States are the cause. In this brief recorded interview, David explains how his personal questions of identity led him to explore why he felt being Filipino was somehow less. His research, resulting in a recent book, definitively links the colonialism and depression in Filipino-Americans.

He speaks 1-3 p.m. May 19 at the UAA Campus Bookstore. This interview was recorded May 17, 2011.

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For More Information:

Green & Gold News
Announcement of EJ David's May 19, 2011 talk
Interview of EJ David
Arctic Sounder newspaper
Feature on EJ David's book
Colonial Mentality
project website with book details