Dr. Pia Arboleda is assistant professor of Filipino and Philippine Literature at the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures where she teaches Translation Theory and Practice, Philippine History and Culture, and Philippine Folklore. She received her doctorate degree in Language and Literature from De La Salle University, Manila. Prior to joining University of Hawaii, she taught Philippine Literature, Language and History at Osaka University for four and a half years. She is also a poet and creative writer. Her works have appeared in Forbidden Fruit: Women Write the Erotic, Kung Ibig Mo: Love Poetry by Women, Essays on Women, among others.