Announcing the Fellows of the 2015 IPC International Summer School for Doctoral Researchers on the Philippines


July 24, 2015


The 2015 IPC International Summer School for Doctoral Researchers on the Philippines
with the theme “Historical and Ethnographic Approaches to Philippine Culture”
is pleased to announce the eleven fellows who will be attending this year’s Summer School,
from July 26 to 29, 2015, at the Ateneo de Manila University:

1. Chester Antonino C. Arcilla
— PhD candidate in Sociology, University of the Philippines, Quezon City
— Title of paper: “’Lumaban na tayo! Wala na tayong pupuntahan!’ [We must fight! We have nowhere to go!]: An ethnography of a state-sponsored demolition and ‘barikadang bayan’ [slum community barricade]”

2. Mae U. Caralde
— PhD student in Media Studies, University of the Philippines, Quezon City
— Title of paper: “Of bodies, death and martyrdom: The case of Ninoy and Cory Aquino’s death and the re-articulations of Philippine political narratives”

3. Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo
— PhD candidate in Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
— Title of paper: “The will to remember: Discoursing massacres and becoming mujahideens”

4. Caroline Compton
— PhD student in Law, Australian National University
— Title of paper: “Extractive institutions and property insecurity in the Philippines: A historical analysis”

5. Stephanie T. Fajardo
— PhD student in History, University of Michigan, USA
— Title of paper: “Gender, Power, and Social Order: Venereal Disease Control and the War on Prostitutes in the Postwar Philippines”

6. Naoki Fujiwara
— PhD student in Politics, Kobe University, Japan
— Title of paper: “Gentrification and Segregation in the Process of Neoliberal Urbanization of Metro Manila”

7. Yuria Furusawa
— PhD student in Art History, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
— Title of paper: “Brown Madonna Painting by Galo B. Ocampo: Its Early History and Possibility of Retouch”

8. Carlos Isabel Gala
— PhD candidate in Contemporary History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
— Title of paper: “The Royal Decree of 1863 on Primary Education: The problem of the evaluation of its success”

9. Jonathon G. Malek
— PhD student in History, Western University, Canada
— Title of paper: “Silangan Rising: Filipino Cultural Identity Negotiation”

10. Ruel V. Pagunsan
— PhD candidate in History, National University of Singapore
— Title of paper: “Imperial collecting: Philippine natural history, American colonialism and the empire of science”

11. Carlos M. Piocos III
— PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
— Title of paper: “Suffering that Counts: The Politics of Sacrifice in Filipina Labor Migration”

Congratulations to this year’s IPC Summer School fellows!

About the IPC International Summer School

The IPC International Summer School for Doctoral Researchers on the Philippines is an annual IPC program (from 2013 to 2015) where promising PhD students in the social sciences or interdisciplinary programs from around the world are invited for an intensive series of workshops, seminars, and lectures. Organized by Lisandro E. Claudio, PhD and Marita Concepcion Castro Guevara, PhD, this year’s Summer School will be held from July 26 to 29, 2015 at the Ateneo de Manila University. With the theme “Historical and Ethnographic Approaches to Philippine Culture,” the Summer School addresses questions about how historical and ethnographic approaches contribute to a closer understanding of Philippine social realities, what principles inform their conceptual and methodological orientations, and whether these approaches can be extended to other aspects of Philippine studies. As in previous years, this year’s Summer School fellows were selected based on their submission of a never-published paper appropriate to the theme of the IPC Summer School.

The four-day Summer School will include presentations by the eleven doctoral researchers on their paper and subsequent discussion by the group of participants. Two leading scholars in Philippine Studies, Caroline S. Hau, PhD, and Mary Racelis, PhD (honoris causa), will moderate the discussion, provide feedback on the work of the Summer School fellows, and deliver public lectures on their own research.