Mark John Sanchez

 Mark Sanchez

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • United States
  • Philippines
  • Asian American Studies
  • Global History
  • Cultural and Intellectual History

Research Description

My dissertation focuses on transnational opposition to the Marcos regime (1965-1986). This study examines the makeup of opposition to Philippine authoritarianism to illuminate the relationship between local activism and international solidarity movements in a pro-democratic context. I focus on three groups instrumental in creating awareness of the Marcos regime: 1) religious groups, 2) political exiles, and 3) “street” activists, known in the Tagalog vernacular as tibak. 


  • MA, California State University, Fullerton, 2012
  • BA, University of California Los Angeles, 2007

Distinctions / Awards

  • Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Fellowship (2016)
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, Indonesian (2015)
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, Filipino (2011, 2012)
  • Graduate College Distinguished Fellowship

External URLs



  • History 396: United States and the World: Labor and Migration (Fall 2015 EJP)
  • History 300: Film and the Cold War (Summer 2017)
  • History 100: Global History (Teaching Assistant, Fall 2016)