Janus Isaac Nolasco is Managing Editor of 'Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia', published by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He has a BA in Comparative Literature from UP Diliman (UP) and majored in West Asian Studies for his MA in Asian Studies at the UP Asian Center. He is the author of “Between Philippine Studies and Filipino-American Studies: The Transpacific as Area and the Transformation of Area Studies in the 21st Century,” published in Suvannabhumi: Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (2018).