Alden Sajor Marte-Wood (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of English at Rice University. He is a cultural studies scholar whose work focuses on Global Asias and transnational political economy.

His current book project, Overseas Filipina Writers: Reproductive Fictions and Fantasies in the World-Literary System, establishes a longue durée continuity between martial law-era crises of social reproduction, the state-sponsored export of care work, the contemporary outsourcing of digital intimacy, and Philippine literary forms.

His writing has appeared in ARIEL, Meridians, Verge, Post45, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics, Post Script, The Journal of Asian American Studies, Teaching Economics and American Literature (MLA), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Filipina/x/o American Studies, Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies, Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students, and The Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory.

At Rice, Alden teaches courses on Asian Anglophone and Asian American literatures, media studies, and cultural theory. He serves on the governing council for the Chao Center for Asian Studies and the steering committee for the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. 

Research Areas

Asian Anglophone and Asian American Literatures; Media Studies; Marxist and Postcolonial Theory; Cultural Studies


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

M.A., in English, University of California, Irvine

M.A. in Humanities, San Francisco State University

M.A. in English Literature, San Francisco State University

B.A. in Comparative World Literature and Cultural Studies, California State University, Long Beach


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