Martin Joseph Ponce is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Ohio State. He works in Asian American and African American literatures, and queer studies. He’s authored articles on Carlos Bulosan, Langston Hughes, Jose Garcia Villa, and the Filipino diaspora. His book, Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading, was published by New York University Press in 2012. His current projects include a study of how competing imperialisms and nationalisms are mediated through sexuality in Asian American literature; an analysis of how non-normative desires and sexualities are framed in post-1965 Asian American literature; and a reconsideration of “identity politics” in 1960s and 70s ethnic cultures. Also in 2012, he was the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Diversity Award.