HomeThe Paulinian Compassvol. 1 no. 3 (2009)

Globalisation and the Making of the Asia-Pacific: Contested Social Geographies and World-making Projects from the 16th to the 21st Century

Marco Cuevas-hewitt

Discipline: Philosophy, Social Studies



My current doctoral research concerns post-Cold War politics in the Asia-Pacific region, looking at the ways in which the philosophies and practices of social movements in the Philippines and Filipino diaspora have been changing since the end of the Cold War and the rise of globalization. I consider myself a scholar-activist and is committed, through my research, to working towards both social and environmental justice.


I am also looking to move away from conventional academic writing and into creative non-fiction and fictocriticism, combining empirical material and philosophical reflection with narrative storytelling. This article represents one of my first such attempts to do so.