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Claudia is currently living in SF and is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology and Social Change program at CIIS. She studied philosophy at San Francisco State University and sociology at CSU Los Angeles. Her dissertation examines the historical transformations of what she terms as "Pinay femmë-ninities" in Metro Manila, through a deployment of the intersecting lenses of Queer Diaspora and Postcolonial Philippine Studies and, the methodological insights of Phenomenology, Activist Ethnography, and kuwentuhan (Philippine rendition of storytelling). She is a native of the Philippine Islands.