Bennette Baguisa

PhD Student



Areas of Interest

  • Transnational feminism
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • The Philippines and its Diaspora
  • Affect Theory
  • Ritual as methodology


Bennette Baguisa is a PhD student in the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Her research investigates how vernacular forms of gender and sexuality can offer a critique of and alternative to dominant discourse on gendered and racialized forms of labor, care, and relationality. Specifically, her work focuses on Filipino-Canadian queer diasporic cultural production, performance, and radical imagination.

Program: PhD 2023


MA, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

BA, Honours, Gender and Women’s Studies, York University

BA, Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University


Supervisor: Robert Diaz

Selected Works

Baguisa, B. (2023). Disobedient Performance in Han Han’s “Babae Ka”, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas7(3), 293-313. doi: