Alden Marte-Wood


Artist Websites

Creative Disciplines and Mediums

  • Literary Arts
  • Cultural Theory
  • Educator
  • Community Organizer


Alden Sajor Marte-Wood is an Assistant Professor of English at Rice University. In addition to being a scholar of literary and cultural theory, he is a community organizer, educator, writer, kasama, and proud parent.

He also maintains the online resource, MAGKWENTO: The Philippine Anglophone Literature List.

Artist Statement

Alden specializes in Asian Anglophone and Asian American literatures, Marxist literary criticism, social reproduction theory, political economy, and postcolonial thought.

His current book project,”Philippine Reproductive Fictions: Culture and its Gendered Divisions of Labor,” establishes a longue durĂ©e continuity between martial law-era crises of social reproduction, the state-sponsored export of care work, the contemporary outsourcing of digital intimacy, and Philippine cultural forms.

His scholarly writing has appeared in Post45, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics, Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, The Journal of Asian American Studies, Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students, and the Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory.