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Damon L. Woods

Philippine historian taught a variety of Southeast Asian Studies classes in 2005-06.

By Barbara Gaerlan

Damon L. Woods had a busy year as a Visiting Professor at UCLA in 2005-06, teaching Southeast Asian Studies classes in several academic units.  In Fall 2005 he taught a History undergraduate seminar on "Double-Visions in Southeast Asian History." In Winter 2006 he taught the big History lecture class "Southeast Asian Crossroads," as well as "Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies" in the Southeast Asian Studies Interdepartmental Program.  In Spring 2006 he taught "Religion and Society in Southeast Asia" and "Philippine Radical Tradition," both in the department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

Prof. Woods received his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history from UCLA.  He has been a lecturer at UCLA, the University of California, Irvine, and California State University, Long Beach.  His research concerns the Philippines and is tied to Tagalog documents from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies