In this project that combines a historical background of literary representation, social media and digital technologies, digitized and online texts published in the Philippines from 2001 to 2020 will be analyzed. The purpose is to interrogate the image of the Filipino Muslim as ‘stranger’, as well as to explore the liminality of the identity category ‘Muslim Filipinos’ as both ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ with regard to belongingness to the national imaginary of the Philippines.

  • Funding: University of the Philippines Faculty REPS and Administrative Staff Development Program
  • Time period: 2018-2023
  • Supervisors: Jeroen Adam, Mike Kestemont (Department of Literature, University of Antwerp)