Ren Caasi Capucao Jr.
Hello, my name is Ren, and I am a nurse historian and registered nurse. My research explores histories of Filipino nurses from below through the analytic of critical disability studies. I examine the ablebodied construction and subjectivity of Filipino nurses from the early 20th century onwards. I utilize historical, ethnographic, digital, and literary methods to connect the embodied larger questions about the professionalization of nursing, transnational exchange of people and knowledge, and histories at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and disability. The materialized effects of my work are intended to inform policymaking and to advocate on behalf of past, present, and future patients and nurses to cultivate a global culture of health and racial equity.