Glenn Anthony May is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Oregon, where he has worked since 1983. His area of study is Southeast Asian history, U.S. foreign relations, and recently, Chicano history. His main focus has been on the Philippines. May earned a PhD from Yale University, where he also studied as an undergraduate student.
May has authored a number of works on the Philippines, including:
- Inventing a Hero: The Posthumous Re-Creation of Andres Bonifacio (University of Wisconsin, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 1996, ISBN 9789711009151)
- Battle for Batangas: A Philippine Province at War (Yale University Press, 1991, ISBN 9780300048506)
- A Past Recovered: Essays on Philippine History and Historiography (New Day, 1987, ISBN 9789711002602)
- Social Engineering in the Philippines: The Aims, Execution, and Impact of American Colonial Policy, 1900-1913 (Greenwood Press, 1980, ISBN 9780313209789)
May came under some harsh criticism for his work on historiography and Andres Bonifacio, a national hero of the Philippines. The book Inventing a Hero: The Posthumous Re-Creation of Andres Bonifacio has been criticised.