Enrique Niño P. Leviste, PhD (Ateneo de Manila University)
Enrique Niño P. Leviste, PhD is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University, and currently serves as the Director of the Institute of Philippine Culture. He has taught undergraduate and graduate sociology courses in the Philippines and Singapore, and was a volunteer teacher at the Lumad Bakwit School. Sociology of education and political sociology comprise his scholarly interests.
Rossine Fallorina (University of the Philippines Diliman)
Rossine Fallorina is a teaching associate and graduate student at the Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman. He is the managing editor of the Philippine Sociological Review (2020–) and previously the managing editor of Television & New Media (2018–2020).
Ysabela Calderon (University of the Philippines Diliman)
Ysabela Calderon is an undergraduate student at the Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman. She served as an intern of the Philippine Sociological Society from 2019 to 2020. In 2020, she participated in an exchange program in Sciences Po Paris where she earned a Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities.
Albert Alejo, SJ, PhD (Ateneo de Manila University)
Albert E. Alejo, SJ is a Jesuit priest and poet, anthropologist and activist. He finished his PhD in social anthropology at the University of London, and is a faculty member at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Ateneo de Manila University. He has published several books and articles including Generating Energies in Mount Apo: Cultural Politics in a Contested Environment and Ehemplo: Spirituality of Shared Integrity in Philippine Church and Society. He was editor of the four-volume Annotated Bibliography of Mindanao Studies and Directory of Mindanao Researchers and Resource Centers and director of the conference “Checkpoints and Chokepoints: Learning from Mindanao Peace and Development Paradigms and Practices.” Recently, he produced the Mindanao Peace and History Education Project: An Infographic of Mindanao-Sulu History.
Marie Joy Arguillas, PhD (University of the Philippines Diliman)
Marie Joy B. Arguillas is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She writes on international labor migration of Filipinos, gender and household division of labor, non-marriage in the Philippines, and adaptation to climate change, among others. Her work has been published in local and international refereed journals. Dr. Arguillas obtained her PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2008.
Bubbles Beverly Asor, PhD (University of the Philippines Diliman)
Bubbles Beverly Asor is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman. She received her PhD in sociology from the National University of Singapore. Her research interests are migrant organisations, religion-migration relations, Catholic Church as a migrant-serving mediating structure, everyday life, labour migration and international migration in South Korea. Her publications include book chapters on the Catholic Church as an intercultural interlocutor in South Korea, on Filipino migrants’ mediated empowerment through religion, and a recent article on migrant-local encounters in religious spaces in South Korea.
Maria Cecilia Ferolin, PhD (Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
Maria Cecilia M. Ferolin is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City. She is currently the director for the Department of Extension of the Institute. She was the former director for Research and Publication at the Kinaadman Research Center, Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City. She has done extensive research on community development, landscape and watershed management, youth and women studies, and impact studies on foreign-assisted development programs. She obtained her PhD in sociology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at Virginia, USA, and a masters degree on environmental management and development at the Australian National University in Canberra. She also obtained a postgraduate course on International Public Health at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
Augusto Gatmaytan, PhD (Ateneo de Davao University)
Augusto B. Gatmaytan has bachelor’s Degrees in history and political science, and Law; a master’s in anthropology; and a doctorate in anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He co-founded the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, an NGO providing research, advocacy and legal services to indigenous communities. He worked as lawyer and community-organizer for the Manobo and Banwaon communities in Agusan del Sur. He is currently affiliated with the Department of Anthropology of the Ateneo de Davao University.
Wataru Kusaka, PhD (Nagoya University)
Wataru Kusaka is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University. He is an ethnographer, Philippine studies expert, and political scientist inclined toward sociology and anthropology. Kusaka has studied morality politics through the lens of marginalized people. His publications include Moral Politics in the Philippines: Inequality, Democracy and the Urban Poor (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press in association with Kyoto University Press, 2017).
Maria Andrea Soco-Roda, PhD (Ateneo de Manila University)
Maria Andrea Soco-Roda has a PhD in geography and a master’s degree in sociology from the National University of Singapore. Her PhD dissertation was completed at the University of Manchester. Soco-Roda has done extensive research on urban poverty, transnational migration, and social development as a consultant to various projects and as a former staff of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues. She was an issue editor of the Philippine Sociological Review and is editor of verstehenonline.org. Her research interests include cosmopolitan identities, transport geography, tourism, and social development.
International Advisory Board
Syed Farid Alatas (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Michael Burawoy (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Mercedes Concepcion (National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines)
Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney, Australia)
Adbul Rahman Embong (University Kebangsaan, Malaysia)
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Devorah Kalekin-Fishman (University of Haifa, Israel)
Surichai Wun’Gaeo (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
Manuel Victor J. Sapitula, PhD (2018–2019)
Nicole Curato, PhD (2018)
Jayeel Serrano Cornelio, PhD (2017)
Filomin C. Gutierrez, PhD (2013–2016)