Joi Barrios

Joi Barrios serves as senior lecturer at UC Berkeley after working as
associate professor at the University of the Philippines. She is the author of several books, including To Be a Woman Is to Live at a Time of War and In My Exile. She has won national literary awards and was among the 100 Women Weavers of History chosen for the Philippine Centennial in 1998. She received the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service Award in 2004; the Balagtas Lifetime Achievement Award for Filipino Poetry in 2016; and the Dangal ng Panitikan Award, Philippine Language Commission in 2022.