Francis Calimlim

Public Education Faculty

Francis Calimlim’s work explores feelings of displacement bred from experiences of traveling from one home to another—between the United States and the Philippines. The physical and mental shock of feeling like an outsider in both homes is partnered with anxiety, intrusion, and curiosity. This duality has led Francis into alleys of interrogating the hyphen between Filipino-American, negotiating with its history that only further reveals the blurriness and complexity of identity.

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