Aurelio S. Agcaoili, PhD., is a faculty member of the Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures Department of the University of Hawai‘i. He also coordinates the University’s Ilokano and Philippine Drama and Film Program. He has been an associate of the Institute of Creative Writing, University of the Philippines, VP and Secretary General of GUMIL Filipinas. He was also the founding President of KAGURO. He specializes on Ilokano and Amianan studies.