Allyson Tiangco-Cubales, Ph.D (SFSU)

Professor, Asian American Studies/College of Ethnic Studies/San Francisco State University

Dr. Tintiangco-Cubales is an award-winning full professor in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and Affiliated Faculty in the Ed.D Leadership Program working with educators nationwide on how to implement culturally and community responsive pedagogy in their classrooms. For the past 17 years, she’s been teaching in the Asian American Studies Department with a focus on Filipina/o/x American Studies. She is also is an affiliated faculty member in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. She is also the co-founder and director of Community Responsive Education (CRE) and Teaching Excellence Network (TEN), two nationwide services that support the development of responsive, equitable, and justice-driven educators. She is also the founder of Pin@y Educational Partnerships, an ethnic studies teaching and research pipeline and the Director of Community Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Institute of Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED). She has worked with several school districts throughout the nation, including the San Francisco Unified School District, to co-develop Ethnic Studies, Social Justice, and Filipino Language curriculum.



  • Tintiangco-Cubales, A.G., Kohli, R., Sacramento, J., Henning, N., Agarwal-Rangnath, R., and Sleeter, C. (2017). “What is Ethnic Studies Pedagogy?” Rethinking Schools.  In Press.
  • Tintiangco-Cubales, A.G., Currameng, E., (2017).  Growing Our Own Hope:  The Development of a Pin@y Teacher Pipeline.  In Confronting Racism: Counternarratives of Critical Teacher Educators edited by Bree Picower and Rita Kohli.  Routledge. 
  • Tintiangco-Cubales, A.G. and Currameng, E. (2017).  “Pedagogies of Resistance: Filipina/o “Gestures of Rebellion” Against the Inheritance of American Schooling.” in At War: Challenging Racism, Materialism, and Militarism in Education edited by Tracy Buenavista and Arshad Ali.  In Press.
  • Tintiangco-Cubales, A.G. (2017).  “Mothering is Liberation:  Giving Birth to Alagaan Pedagogy (Pedagogy of Care)” in Fighting the Tower:  Asian American Women Against Injustice in the Academy edited by Kieu-Linh Valverde, Shirley Hune, and Wei Ming Dariotis.  In Press.
  • Tintiangco-Cubales, A.G., Tintiangco-Cubales, M.  (2017), “Hearts Learning to Breathe: A Pinayist Mother and Daughter Dialogue.” in Radical Pinxy Reader edited by Melissa Nievera-Lozano and Tony Santa Ana.  In Press.