Marcelo Aranda

Dr. Aranda was born in Nicaragua, but grew up in South Florida in close proximity to Space Shuttles, Cold War politics and a diverse community of people from all over Latin America. As a child, he became curious about the historical accidents, circumstances and decisions that prompted his family to immigrate to the United States, which in turn led to his study of history.

Joseph Scalice

Joseph Scalice specializes in the political history of the Philippines in the twentieth century. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Communist Parties of the Philippines and the declaration of martial law by Ferdinand Marcos in 1972.


  • 2010 - 2017, University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D, South and Southeast Asian Studies

  • 2006 - 2009, University of California, Berkeley, MA, South and Southeast Asian Studies