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Irene Faye Duller

Adjunct Instructor

Part-Time Faculty
KG Dance Studio Office


A street culture cognoscente, Professor Duller is a founding member of 8th Wonder (2000), the nation's premiere Pilipina/o performance poetry collective, and The Rhapsodistas, an all-women interdisciplinary hip hop group, performing throughout the U.S. and the Philippines.

Professor Duller's past performance projects include "Pinay Stories: Intersection of the Arts' Hybrid Project", "Kul Like That" at the SF Asian Art Museum, and "How to Skywalk" at both the Post-Modern Performance Project and Kearny Street Workshop's APAture Festival 2008. Her most recent project was "MUMU 1977: an Otherwise Experience" at Bindlestiff Studio — a sold-out immersive art-theatre experience that she co-wrote and produced with Susmaryosep and Co.

Professor Duller sits on the Board of Directors for Kularts, Nihonmachi Little Friends, and the former Funkonometry SF.

Professor Duller currently teaches Intro to Philippine Studies, Barrio Fiesta: Intro and Production, and Hip Hop Dance and Culture with the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department.


  • Asian American studies
  • Ethnic studies
  • Dance
  • Critical artistry
  • Cultural theory
  • Pedagogy

Research Areas

  • Asian American studies
  • Ethnic studies
  • Dance
  • Critical artistry
  • Contemporary women artists
  • Cultural theory
  • Freirian and Bolal pedagogy
  • Educational programming
  • Community empowerment
  • Cultural work
  • Political education


  • MA in Asian American Studies/Ethnic Studies (focusing on Contemporary Women Artists, Critical Artistry & Cultural Theory), San Francisco State University

Prior Experience

  • Cultural educator, Kularts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' YAAW program
  • Cultural educator, Brava! for Women in the Arts
  • Founding member, 8th Wonder Filipina/o poetry troupe
  • Founding member, Rhapsodistas interdisciplinary hip hop group
  • Board of directors, Funkonometry SF dance company
  • Asian American Culture teacher, San Francisco State University