Areas of Expertise:
B.A. in Comparative Literature ’17 at UCLA
Research Interests:literature/the novel; immigration and migration studies; biopolitics; settler colonialism; Filipinx studies; comparative studies; queer theory; race, gender, and sexuality
Micaella identifies as a Filipina settler. She sees her move to Los Angeles with her family during the late 90s as the provenance of her current research interests and queries. She aims to explore studies that focus on the literatures of undocumented immigrants to help deconstruct and unlearn stigmas and roles that are at times deep-rooted.