Professor Jose Wendell P. Capili earned his degrees from UST, UP Diliman, University of Tokyo, University of Cambridge and The Australian National University, where he obtained his PhD.
He has published 7 books and over 300 articles in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. He received Carlos Palanca and Cultural Center of the Philippines Awards for Literature as well as scholarships, grants and fellowships from Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Singaporean, Hong Kong, Philippine, Australian and British governments.
He was a Visiting Scholar, Writer and Professor at the University of Cambridge, University of Hong Kong, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, University of Malaya, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Seoul National University, National University of Singapore, University of Sydney, Waseda University, University of Western Australia, and Yonsei University.
His creative and critical productions were presented in conferences and festivals, including the Cambridge Seminar on the Contemporary Writer (2000), Hong Kong International Literary Festival (2001), Sydney Writers’ Festival (2007, 2008), and The 76th PEN International Conference in Tokyo (2010).
He was interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CCTV, Channel NewsAsia, El Pais, SBS, South China Morning Post and Strait Times for his insights on creative writing, higher education, literature, migration and popular culture.
He is Professor of English, Creative Writing and Comparative Literature and the Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs (Communications), University of the Philippines.
Migrations and Mediations: Southeast Asian Diaspora Writers in Australia, 1972-2007 (literary and cultural history), Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016.
Salu-Salo: In Conversation with Filipinos (Anthology of Filipino-Australian Writing, co-edited with John Cheeseman), Blacktown: Blacktown Arts Centre and Liverpool, New South Wales (Australia): Casula Powerhouse, 2008.
Lupito and The Circus Village (translator of Rex Baltazar Rowald Almazan’s Si Lupito at Ang Baryo Sirkero), Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House and Global City, Taguig: Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), 2008.
From the Editors: Migrant Communities and Emerging Australian Literature, Liverpool, New South Wales (Australia): Casula Powerhouse, 2007.
Mabuhay to Beauty! (popular culture), Quezon City: Milflores Publishing, 2003.
Bloom and Memory (essays on literature, culture and society), Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2002.
A Madness of Birds (poetry), Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1998.