Shannon Toribio

Shannon Toribio is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Religious Studies, where his work focuses on Asian and Asian American religion, new religious movements, indigeneity, diaspora, identity, race/ethnicity, and postcolonial critique. As a public humanist and scholar, he seeks a balanced approach in which culture, tradition, and history are shared between the academy and the public, building on the concept of “shared historical authority.” He is interested in utilizing humanities’ relevance to everyday situations and issues to create spaces for public engagement, learning, and reflection.

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Read Shannon’s post on the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Blog, which addresses Anti-Asian racism and the coronavirus.

Watch Shannon’s discussion of St. Columban’s Church of Los Angeles and its role for early Filipino migrants to the U.S.: