Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program
Marie-Therese C. Sulit was born to immigrant Filipino parents, and, accordingly, earned a doctoral degree specializing in Asian American Studies and Literature, with concentrations in race/ethnicity, women writers, and popular culture, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and General Literature and two Master’s degrees in English as well as English and Adolescence Education at Binghamton University. As an Associate Professor at Mount Saint Mary College, she explores the historical and current directions of Filipina American Studies and has contributed a number of book chapters on contemporary women writers of the Philippine diaspora, a number of author entries on Asian American writers, and, most recently, a book chapter on 9/11 and Islamophobia. Other research interests include the intersection between academic freedom and the axes of cultural diversity, and this past year, her research has moved her from contemporary American and Philippine history into archival research during the 16th-19th centuries in Sevilla, Spain.
A practitioner of several energy healing modalities, Marie-Therese C. Sulit is also a Reiki Master. Encouraged by her Mount students over the years, she has been studying and training to become a Zumba instructor.
Doctor of English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Master of Arts, English, Binghamton University, SUNY
Master of Arts in Teaching, Binghamton University, SUNY
Bachelor of Arts, Binghamton University, SUNY
ENG 3130 Tutoring Writing
ENG 4100 V1 Literature for Children
CMA/HIS 3550-H Globalization
Specializations/Areas of Research Interest
Twentieth-century Asian-American Literature and Studies
Twentieth-century multicultural American literature
Twentieth-century American popular culture
Memberships and Professional Organizations
The Association for Asian American Studies
The American Studies Association
The Filipino American National Historical Society
The Mid-Hudson Association for Women in Higher Education
The Modern Language Association
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
Achievements / Awards
Educator of Excellence 2019, New York State English Council [NYSEC]
- (Forthcoming) “9/11 and Islamophobia, 2001-2017.” 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History. ABC-CLIO. Tentative Publication Date: 2017.
- “Merlinda Bobis: The Transnational Filipina Woman Warrior Between the Postcolonial Exotic and the Babaylan/Catalonan.” Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media. Lan Dong, ed. North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2010.
- “To Serve, Perchance to Learn: A Pedagogical Play in Four Acts.” [co-authored with Eric Daigre, Elizabeth Hutter, and Mitchell Ogden]. Community-Based Learning and Literary Matters. Danielson & Fallon, eds. Boston, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing, 2007.
- “Through Our Pinay Writings: Narrating Trauma, Embodying Recovery.” Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory. Melinda de Jesús, ed. New York: Routledge Press, 2005.
- “The Philippine Diaspora, Hunger and Re-Imagining Community.” National, Communal and Personal Voices in Asian America and the Asian Diaspora. Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies, a new series. Begoña Simal and Elisabetta Marino, eds. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag, 2005.
- Encyclopedia Entries for the Following: “Anime/Manga” and “World War II.” The Asian American Society Encyclopedia. Association for Asian American Studies and Sage Publishing. 2016
- Encyclopedia Entries for the Following: “Manuel Buaken,” “Carlos Bulosan,” “Jessica Hagedorn,” and “Filipino American Literature.” The Encyclopedia for Asian American Culture. ABC-CLIO. 2016.
- Review of An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom, edited by Matthew L. Ouellett. The National Teaching and Learning Forum. Volume 1. Issue 1. (2011): 2 pages. Web. 18 November 2011.
- “M. Butterfly.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature. Guiyou Huang, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009. 671-673.
- “Michael Ondaatje.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature. Guiyou Huang, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009. 789-794.
- “To Serve, Perchance to Learn: A Pedagogical Play in Four Acts.” [co-authored with Eric Daigre, Elizabeth Hutter, and Mitchell Ogden]. Volume 6, Issue 3. October 2006. Pedagogy. Duke University Press: North Carolina.
- “Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.” The Facts on File Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Facts on File, 2005.
- “Carolyn Forché.” The Facts on File Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Facts on File, 2005.
- “Li-Young Lee.” The Facts on File Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Facts on File, 2005.
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