University Forum Lecture Series: From Pancho to Pacquiao


Mar. 30, 2017, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents From Pancho to Pacquiao: Masculinity, Nationalism, and Filipino Boxing a talk by Constancio R. Arnaldo, Jr., post-doctoral scholar, UNLV. 

From Pancho to Pacquiao discusses how Filipino boxing heroes like Pancho Villa and Ceferino Garcia have been important figures for the Filipino American community. This presentation discusses how U.S. colonialism in the Philippines (1898) and sport worked in tandem to create a pool of Filipino boxers who fought in Australia and the United States. Against this historical backdrop, the presentation then discuss eight-time world champion boxer, Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao’s twenty-first century success as a symbol of Philippine nationalism.


Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office

Event Sponsor

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, and co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies.