Professor of English
ANNA CHRISTIE V. TORRES earned her AB English (Comparative Literature) degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman in the early 80s. She joined UP Baguio in 1983 as a full-time high school faculty before joining the then Humanities Division in the early 90s. She obtained her MA in Literature (English) from the Ateneo de Manila University and her doctorate in Philippine Studies from UP Diliman. Prof. Torres teaches technical writing, literature, literary theory, and popular culture courses in the graduate and undergraduate levels in both English and Filipino. Her research interests are popular culture, cultural studies, Philippine literature and children’s literature.
Ph.D. Philippine Studies, UP Diliman (UP Local Faculty Fellow)
MA Literature (English), Ateneo de Manila University (Robert Southwell Scholarship Grant)
AB English (Comparative Literature), UP Diliman (cum laude)
BLL 110 (Literary Criticism)
BLL 120 (Kasaysayan ng Panitikan ng Pilipinas)
BLL 141 (Kulturang Popular)
BLL 137 (Panitikang Pambata)
BLL 199 (Principles and Methods of Research in Language and/or Literature)
BLL 197 (Phil Crime Fiction)
BLL 197 (Food, Lit and Culture)
MLL 210 (Contemporary Literary Theories and Critical Analysis)
MLL 230 (Cultural Criticism)
MLL 299 (Research in Language and Literature)
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Books and Book Chapters
- “Mga Daang Pauwi: Pananalinghaga sa Konsepto ng Ili sa Piling Pampanitikang Akdang Kordilyera” (2022). Hulagway Conversation Series, National Commission on Culture and the Arts.
- “Sinai C. Hamada’s Animal Stories: An Ecocritical Reading for the Anthropocene Age,” (2021). Reading the Regions 2, National Commission on Culture and the Arts.
- “Fas-ang: Cross-cultural Currents in the Literature of Sinai C. Hamada.” In Tanabata’s Wife: From Text to Screen. Ed. Choy Pangilinan. QC: UP Institute of Creative Writing, pp. 166-89. Reprinted with permission from Philippine Studies Vol 39, no. 2: pp 135-57, 2019.
- Histories in Memories: the July 16, 1990 Earthquake. (2016). Ed. By ACV Torres. Baguio City: Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio.
- “Igorot Representation in Cordillera Picture Postcards” in Communication and Media Theories. (2014). ed. By R. Tolentino, et al. Quezon City: UP Press.
- “Musings on Baguio and Darnay,” in The Baguio We Know, (2009), ed. by G. Subido. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, Inc.,
- “Baguio City and the Politics of Space: Creativity and Innovation in a Globalizing World” (2013). Explorations in Media Ecology (Intellect Journals)12:1 & 2.
- “Hybridity, memory and Counter-memory: the Short Fiction of Sinai C. Hamada” (2012). Social Semiotics (Routledge Taylor and Francis Group))22:2.
- “The Map, the Poem, the Church and William Henry Scott, Postcolonially Speaking” (2009). Journal of History (Philippine National Historical Society).
- “Globalizing Ethnicity: Tourism, Media and the Politics of Igorot Representation” (2009). Sephis Global South e-Magazine.
- “Domesticity, Spirituality and the Igorota as Mountain maid” (2007). Inter e-Journal.
- “Colonial labor Politics in the Fiction of Sinai C. Hamada” (2007). Sephis Global South e-Magazine.
- “Circulating Ethnicity: Images of Power in Cordillera Postage Stamps” (2006). Journal of American Studies (The American Studies Association of Korea).
- “Igorot Representation in Cordillera Picture Postcards” (2006). PLARIDEL (UPD College of Mass Communication).
- “Negotiating Ethnicity: Images of the igorota in the Short Fiction of Sinai C. Hamada” (2006). EWHA Woman’s College Journal of English and American Studies.
- “Literature as History: Igorots and the Culture of Resistance in the Fiction of Sinai C.Hamada” (2005). The Journal of Teaching english Literature (The Korean Society for Teaching English Literature).
- “Children of the Mountains: Representation of the Igorot in Philippine Picture Postcards and Print Adverts” (2004). Sephis Global South e-Magazine.
- “Sam-it’s Spirituality” (2006) Igorota Magazine. 4th Quarter.
- “Representation and Legitimization of Power in Philippine Cordillera Postcards” (2004). Igorota Magazine. 4th Quarter.
- Presenter, “Mga Daang Pauwi: Pananalinghaga sa Konsepto ng Ili sa Piling Pampanitikng Akdang Kordilyera” Hulagway Conversation Series, National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), 6 November 2021. (Online streaming).
- Presenter, “The Map, the Poem and the Church, Postcolonially Speaking,” Commemorative Conference for the Birth Centenary of William Henry Scott, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, 24 July 2021. (Online streaming).
- Presenter, “Sinai C. Hamada’s Animal Stories: An Ecocritical Reading for the Anthropocene Age,” Reading the Regions 2, National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), National Arts Month Celebration, 30-31 March 2021. (Online streaming).
- Presenter, “Cordillera Cuisine as Cultural, Heritage and Identity Discourse,” Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao (UGAT) International Conference on Food and Eating, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, 7-9 November 2019.
- Presenter, “Rediscovering Cordillera Culture Through Food,” NCCA-Tam-Awan Village International Conference on Indigenous Peoples’ Culture, Tam-Awan Village, Baguio City, May 2019.
- Reactor, “Locating Heritage Food and Food Ways in Cultural Studies,” Talastasan on Heritage Food and Culture, College of Arts and Communication, UP Baguio, 17 November 2018.
- Presenter, “Asserting Spatial Hermeneutic: Maranao Muslims in the Continuing
Diversification of Baguio City,” 12th Nakem International Conference, University
of Hawai’i, USA, 16-18 November 2017; also presented at the Knowledge Festival, College of Arts and Communication, UP Baguio, November 2017.
- Presenter, “No Tongues Tied: Improving DepEd’s MTB-MLE Implementation,”
(with MR Florendo, R. Mendigo, A. Ciencia) , 21st International Conference of International Association for Intercultural Communication, Hong Kong
Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, July 15-18, 2015; also presented at the CIDS
UP Diliman Research Colloquium, 14 November 2014
- Presenter, “Commoditization and the OFW Phenomenon in Contemporary
Philippine Children’s Stories,” UP Baguio, 27 June 2014
- Presenter, “Food for Thought: Power, Identities and the ‘Nourishment’ of a National
Language,” ICL International Conference, NIDA, Bangkok, Thailand 12-1 December 2013
- Presenter, “Negotiating Identity in Contemporary Children’s Stories,”13th Media Ecology Association’s Annual Convention on the Crossroads of the Word,” 7-10 June 2012, Manhattan College, New York, USA
- Presenter, “Cultural Studies and its Relevance to Cordillera Life Trajectories,” April 2012, UP Baguio, Baguio City
- Presenter, “Baguio City and the Politics of Space: Creativity and Innovation in a Globalizing World,” 12th Media Ecology Association’s Annual Convention on Space,
- Place and the McLuhan Legacy,” 23-26 June 2011, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Participant, 13th Fabrica de Ideias Advanced Workshop on “Heritage, Memory and
Identity, 9-27 August 2010, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
- Presenter, “Epistolary History: Early Baguio from the Lens of an Anthropologist’s Wife (Maud Huntley Jenks),” Reading Baguio’s Past: A Seminar, UP Baguio, 15 December 2009
- Presenter,“Roles, Trainings, Competencies and the UP Baguio Library: When a Program Development Associate Gets on Board,” Librarians Association Seminar-Workshop, UP Baguio, 3 June 2009
- Presenter, “Espasyo at Etnisidad: Pagtunton sa ‘Nawawalang’ Igorota sa Nobelang Ang Igorota sa Baguio ni Fausto Galauran,” Baguio Centennial Conference, UP Baguio, Baguio City, 6-7 March 2009
- Presenter, “The Map, the Poem, the Church and William Henry Scott, Postcolonially
Speaking,” National Historical Conference, Banaue, Ifugao, October 2008; Talastasan Lecture Series, UP Baguio, 27 August 2009
- Participant/Presenter, “Regional Training Workshop: Use of UN Human Rights Procedures and National Institutions on Indigenous Peoples,” Asian Indigenous and Tribal People’s Network, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2-6 August 2008
- Presenter, “Deconstructing William Henry Scott’s Cordillera Historiography,” 1st International Conference on Cordillera Studies, University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio City, 7-9 February 2008
- Presenter, “Domesticity, Spirituality and the Igorota as Mountain Maid,” INTER- A European Cultural Studies Conference in Sweden, Norrkoping, Sweden, 11-13 June 2007
- Presenter, “Hybridity, Memory and Counter-Memory in the Short Fiction of Sinai C. Hamada,” Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-23 July 2006
- Participant/presenter, “Cultural Studies and its Impact on Cordillera Life Trajectories,” co-authored with Jimmy Fong and Carlo Pangilinan, UP Baguio Faculty Conference, Baguio City, 30-31 January 2006
- Presenter, “Etnisidad at Representasyon: Mga Imahe ng Igorota sa Ilang Akda ni Sinai C. Hamada,” (Ethnicity and Representation: Images of the Igorota in Selected Works of Sinai C. Hamada), Second National Cordillera Studies Conference, UP Baguio, Baguio City, 17-18 November 2005
- Presenter, “Negotiating Ethnicity: Images of the Igorota in the Short Fiction of Sinai C. Hamada,” Second EWHA Institute of English and American Studies International Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 31 October 2005
- Presenter, “Circulating Ethnicity: Images of Power in Cordillera Postage Stamps,” 40th Annual International Conference of the American Studies Association of Korea, Gyeongju, South Korea, 28-30 October 2005; Talastasan Lecture Series, UP Baguio, 5 March 2005
- Presenter, “Sina Fas-ang, Chinayon at Kintana: Representasyon ng Igorota sa Piling Akda ni Sinai C. Hamada,” (Fas-ang, Chinayon and Kintana: Representation of the Igorota in Selected Works of Sinai C. Hamada), National Conference on Language, De La Salle University, Manila, 27-29 April 2005
- Presenter, “Commodification and the Poverty of Representation in Cordillera Picture Postcards,” Performing Ethnicity Conference, City University of New York, New York, USA, 15-17 October 2004
- Participant/presenter, “Representation and the Legitimization of Power in Cordillera Postcards and Print Adverts,” CODESRIA-Sephis Workshop on Alternative Historical Sources, Maputo, Mozambique, Africa, 13-19 September 2004
- Participant/presenter,“Children of the Mountains: Representations of Igorot Youth in Philippine Picture Postcards,” Sephis Workshop on Youth in the Age of Development, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, 19-25 June 2004
- Presenter, “Views on Views: Positionalities and Contradictions in Cordillera Landscape Postcards,” 7th Internal Conference on Philippine Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands, 12-18 June 2004
- Presenter, “More Than a Thousand Words: Igorot Representation in Philippine Picture Postcards,” Third International Conference of Asia Scholars (ICAS 3), Singapore, August 2003; First Indonesian International Conference on Cultural Studies, Trawas, Indonesia, February 2003
AWARDS, CITATIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS
- Editor and Project leader, Histories in Memories, shortlisted, National Book Awards (Anthology in English Category), 2016
- Otto Scheerer Professorial Chair Award, 2014
- Grantee, National Book Development Board Trust Fund for the category Local History of a Province, 2013
- UP Professorial Chair Award, 2011
- UP Baguio Jubilee Award (College of Arts and Communication), 2011-2012
- UP Professorial Chair Award, 2009
- Research Fellow,The Sumitomo Foundation of Japan, 2006-2007
- Local Faculty Fellow, UP Baguio, 1998-2000
- Fellow, Yale-China Summer Institute of American Studies, Yale University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996
- UP Diamond Jubilee Professorial Chair Award, 1996
- UP Professorial Chair Award, 1994