Performing Arts — Philippine Studies
Irene F Duller

Irene F Duller

Adjunct Instructor, Dance

Irene Faye Duller received her MA in Asian American Studies/Ethnic Studies focusing on contemporary women artists, critical artistry and cultural theory from San Francisco State University. She was trained in Freirian and Bolal pedagogy with the Pin@y Eductional Partnerships and has presented twice at the national Asian American Studies Conference in 2006 on Pinay artists and decolonization.

As a cultural educator with Kularts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' YAAW program, and Brava! for Women in the Arts, Prof Duller has led with education programming, critical pedagogy, cultural specificities, and fostering community empowerment through creative arts and curriculum building. Prof Duller has 10 years experience as community/internationalist activist, cultural worker and 5 years as a political education organizer.

A street culture cognoscente, Prof 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 US and the Philippines. Prof Duller's latest collaborative 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 Post-Modern Performance Project and at Kearny Street Workshop's APAture Festival 2008. Prof Duller currently sits on the Board of Directors for dance company, Funkonometry SF.

Prof Duller currently teaches Philippine History (with a focus on women) and co-teaches Knowledge Activism at USF and Asian American Culture at SFSU.