Jose Wendell P. Capili
earned his degrees from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), University of the Philippines (UP) , The University of Tokyo, The University of Cambridge and The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), Australian National University (ANU), where he completed his PhD studies on the emergence of Southeast Asian Diaspora Writers in Australia from 1972 to 2006.
He is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Letters (CAL), University of the Philippines (UP). He was a holder of Carlos P. Romulo Professorial Chair (1998-99; 2000-01) and was previously Program Development Associate to the UP Diliman Chancellor (1997-1999;1999-2001); and UP CAL Associate Dean for Administration and Development (2000-2003; 2003-2004) and Associate Dean for Research, Creative Works and Publications (April-May 2007). He received Carlos Palanca, Cultural Center of the Philippines , UST and UP awards for his poetry and essays as well as scholarships, grants and fellowships from the Cambridge Overseas Trust, British Council, The Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho), The University of Hong Kong, Korea Foundation, Asia-Europe Institute and Cultural Centre of The University of Malaya, UP and ANU in the fields of creative writing, literature, social anthropology and history.
His books are: A Madness of Birds (poems, University of the Philippines Press, 1998); Bloom and Memory (essays, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2002), Mabuhay to Beauty! (pop culture, Milflores Publishing, 2003) and From the Editors: Migrant Communities and Emerging Australian Community (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 2007). His poems, reviews, creative/critical essays, newspaper articles and academic papers were published in the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Austria, Malaysia, Singapore, England, Australia and the United States, including The Literary Review (Farleigh Dickinson University), The Poet's Voice (University of Graz, Austria), Korea Times, Korea Herald, The Philippines Free Press, Manila Chronicle, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Diliman Review (UP), Solidarity, Caracoa, Anagram (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Mabuhay (Philippine Air Lines), Budhi (Ateneo de Manila), Philippine Studies (Ateneo de Manila) and Westerly (University of Western Australia).
In 2005, Capili was a visiting scholar at The National University of Singapore, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, The University of Melbourne, and The University of Queensland. He was a featured writer during the 2000 British Council Seminar on the Contemporary Writer, the 2001 Hong Kong International Literary Festival and the 2007 Sydney Writers' Festival.
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