Member, Postcolonial Studies Association

Member, Modern Language Association
Member, American Comparative Literature Association

Member, The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love
Consulting Editor, The Explicator
Associate Editor, Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance
Reviewer, Postcolonial Text
Reviewer, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Reviewer, Rupkatha
Reviewer, Kritika Kultura

Plenary Speaker. “’And beyond/ Frighted the Reign of Chaos and old Night’: On the Humanities (in times of ) Crisis”. Philosophy: Beyond. Philippine Philosophical Association. University of the Philippines. Los Baños, Philippines. November 2019.

Plenary Speaker. “Dreaming of Optimistic Futures: Postcolonialism, Positive Affect, Critique”. 7th International Conference on English and American Literature. Shanghai International University, Shanghai. April 2019.


De Chavez, J. Positive Affects and Postcolonial Critique (under contract with Routledge)

Articles and Book Chapters

De Chavez, J. “Positive Affects”. Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Cultural Theory. Oxford University Press (under contract)

De Chavez, J. & Varadharajan, A. “Aesthetic Theory”. Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Cultural Theory. Oxford University Press (under contract, expected 2020)

De Chavez, J. & Pacheco, V. “Masculinity in the Age of Philippine Populism”. Masculinities and Social Change (pending revisions)

Velasco, J., De Chavez, J. & Pacheco, V. “Absurdly Witty and Wittily Absurd: Reflections on Camp in Joey Gosiengfiao’s Temptation Island (1980)”. Critical Cultural Studies (forthcoming 2020)

De Chavez, J. & Lin, C. (2020) “the faithful work of drowning.”: A Reparative Reading of Ocean Vuong’s “Telemachus”. The Explicator. DOI:

De Chavez, J. & Pacheco, V. (2020) “‘…use and name and fame’: Happiness and Utility in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘Merlin and Vivien’”. ANQ. DOI:

Montefrio, M., De Chavez, J. Contreras, A. & Erasga, D. (2020) “Hybridities and Awkward Constructions in Philippine Locavorism: Reframing Global-Local Dynamics Through Assemblage Thinking” Food, Culture, & Society. DOI:

De Chavez, J. (2019) “Marlow’s “delicious sensations”: On the Persistence of Affect in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness“. ANQ DOI:

De Chavez, J. & Varadharajan, A. (2019) “Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me: Rethinking the Humanities (in times of) Crisis”. Critical Arts. DOI:

De Chavez, J. (2019). “Love in the Visual Field: Cinephiliac Moment, Truth-Event, Movement of Thought” JMMLA, Vol. 51, No. 1. DOI: 10.1353/mml.2018.0009

De Chavez, J. (2018). “The Political Subject is a Lover not a Fighter, or Reading Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club as a Love Story” ANQ: Articles and Notes Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 2. DOI:

Velasco, J. & De Chavez, J. (2018). “Millennial Work Ethic: A Preliminary Examination of the Work Ethic Profile of Filipino University Students”. MJSS, Vol. 9, No. 6.

Bayot, J., Bowlby, R. & De Chavez, J. (2018). “Interview”. Talking Walking: Essays in Cultural Criticism. Sussex: Sussex Academic Press.

De Chavez, J. (2017). “It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Positive Affects and the Post-Colonial Condition” Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, Vol. 24. No. 2.

De Chavez, J. (2017). “The Traditional and the Modern in Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters” The Explicator, Vol. 75, No. 2.

De Chavez, J. (2017).“On Love and Thought’s Intimate Connivance” Eidos, Vol. 26, No.1.

De Chavez, J. (2017). “The Breakdown of White Masculinity in the Period of Colonial Decline in Anthony Burgess’s Time for a Tiger” The Explicator, Vol. 75, No. 1.

De Chavez, J. & Selman, X. (2016). “Religion as False Resolution: Exploring the Religious Ideologeme in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe” ANQ, Vol. 29, No. 4.

De Chavez, J. (2016). “‘Love is….’: An Inaesthetic Inquiry on Love and Attention in Aureus Solito’s The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros.” Kritika Kultura, Vol. 27.

De Chavez, J. (2015). “It is only watching, waiting, attention”: Rethinking Love with Alain Badiou and Simone Weil”. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, Vol. 22, No. 2.

De Chavez, J. (2015). “Rereading Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving, or Why Loving Means Giving Nothing” Kritike, Vol.  9, No. 2.