Mary Josefti C. Nito is an instructor in the History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences. She finished her MA in Humanities from the University of Asia and the Pacific and is currently pursuing her PhD in History from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her dissertation is about Marian devotions in Luzon in the 17th and 18th century. Her current research project revolves around hagiographies, folk devotions, and local histories in the Philippines. She has shared her research findings in various national and international conferences. She is currently a board member of the Philippine Studies Association, Inc., and an active member of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation. Outside of the academe, she is a board member of KWAGO, a small and independent research and publishing laboratory. She is also the project head of Read for Hope, which advocates for libraries and reading spaces in off-grid communities and public schools in the Philippines.