Isa Lacuna

Dr, Doctor of Philosophy Student

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Research interests

The concerns of Isa's current scholarship revolve around historicizing and interpreting storm tropes in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Tagalog literature, to analyze the ways in which they inform contemporary stances regarding climate and its many catastrophic iterations in the Philippines. She was a Fellow at the National University of Singapore's Asian Graduate Student Fellowship in 2016, and has presented her work at conferences hosted by the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, the National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University. She has also published with institutions and journals such as eTropic, Katipunan, and the University of the Philippines’ Institute of Creative Writing.




Roles and responsibilities

  • Member and Contributor of Critical Asia Archives (
  • Member of Ecology, People, Place Research Group (

Teaching overview

ENGL2604: Romance and the Revolution

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Literary and Cultural Studies, MA, Typhoon Tropology: The Storm in Colonial Tagalog Literature, Ateneo de Manila University


Award Date: 8 Apr 2017

Research expertise keywords

  • Philippine studies
  • Storm tropes
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Tropic studies
  • Nineteenth-century literature and culture
  • Monsoon Assemblages
  • Metaphors and Materiality


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