Aseja Dava

PhD Student


Areas of Interest

  • Filipino/x studies
  • Memory and haunting
  • Poetics and storytelling
  • Black feminist thought
  • Transnational feminism
  • Monstrosity studies


Aseja Dava is a PhD student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute. They are a multidisciplinary artist-researcher who mobilizes critical poetics and hybrid-writing to think about the Philippines, memory, queerness, and monstrosity. Their work at WGSI will use methodologies of haunting in order to examine trauma, memory, and resistance among the Filipino diaspora.

Program: PhD 2023


MA, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, McMaster University

BSc, Environmental Sciences, McMaster University


Supervisor: S. Trimble and Dina Georgis