CSUN  Wordmark
Page Description

The following page is a three column layout with a header that contains a quicklinks jump menu and the search CSUN function. Page sections are identified with headers. The footer contains update, contact and emergency information.

Asian American Studies banner

Asian American Studies Faculty - Dr. Enrique de la cruz - Prof. Emeiritus

Faculty Information

Contact Information

Dr. de la Cruz' email

Office Location

Jerome Richfield 340

Phone

818-677-4847

 

Helpful Links

Dr. Enrique de la Cruz - Professor Emeritus

Dr. Enrique de la Cruz in B&W

"I came to Asian American Studies via my participation in grassroots organizing activities and political campaigns. These are what influenced my views and interests in Asian American Studies."

Dr. de la Cruz received his Ph.D. in Philosophy (Mathematical Logic) from UCLA. He has written on Asian Americans, Filipino Americans and Philippine-U.S. Relations.

Prior to coming to CSUN, he served as the Assistant Director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, where he was instrumental in the development of the B.A. degree program in Asian American Studies.

His most recent publication is the Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons, which is a collection of political cartoons from 1898-1907, the period of the Philippine-American War, and which he co-authored with Abe Ignacio, Jorge Emmanuel, and Helen Toribio. This book was recognized with a Book of The Year award from the Gustavus Myers Center for The Study of Bigotry and Human Rignts.

In commemoration of the Centennial of Philippine-U.S. Relations, he edited a special double issue of Amerasia Journal, 24:2 and 24:3. "Essays into American Empire in the Philippines", devoted to an examination of the impact of 100 years of Philippine-US relations; in addition, with Pearlie Baluyut, he developed a 100 year photographic retrospective of Philippine-U.S. relations titled, Confrontations, Crossings, and Convergence: Photographs of the Philippines and the United States, 1898-1998, and published a book with the same title.

His teaching and research interests include, race and racism, US-Philippine relations, and the Filipino American opposition to the Marcos dictatorship. In addition to teaching and scholarly interests, De la Cruz is actively engaged in community issues having served in the boards of SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans), FASGI (Filipino American Service Group), the National Council of Filipino Civil Rights Advocates (FILCRA), and APAHE (Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education). He is currently a trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society and a member of the Filipino Legacy Fund Committee with UCLA.

Altered picture of Dr. Enrique de la Cruz

Education

Ph.D.

Philosophy University of California, Los Angeles, 1974

B.A.

Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 1964

Book cover of "The Forbidden Book"

Scholarship Highlights

Ignacio, A., dela Cruz, E., Emmanuel, J., Toribio, H., The Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons, T'boli Publishing, San Francisco, California, 2004

Book of the year award for The Forbidden Book, from the Gustavus Myers Center of the Study of bigotry and Human Rights, Boston, MA, 2005

Peace and Justice Award from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2005