Michael Sepidoza Campos researches at the intersection of Filipino-American diaspora, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and critical pedagogy. His writings on queer life and religion include, ‘Embracing the Stranger: Reflections on the Ambivalent Hospitality of LGBTIQ Catholics’ in More Than A Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church - Inquiry, Thought, and Expression (Fordham University Press, 2014); ‘The Baklâ: Gendered Religious Performance in Filipino Cultural Spaces’ in Queer Religion: LGBT Movements and Queering Religion (Praeger, 2012); and ‘In God’s House: Of Silences and Belonging,” in Theology and Sexuality, vol. 17.3 (Equinox, 2011). Campos co-edited Queering Migrations Towards, From, and Beyond Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) with Hugo Córdova Quero and Joseph N. Goh. He served as steering committee co-chair for the Asian, North American Religion, Culture, and Society Group at the American Academy of Religion. (Photo taken by Aya Tiffany Sato)
I live a small life. I teach, live alone, sing in choir, and commit Sunday evenings to family. My body, as it were, disappears into convention. But it is in the details that things get complicated: I teach religion at a Catholic all-boys’ school.