Visiting Research Associates Program

The IPC Visiting Research Associates (VRA) Program encourages and facilitates studies of Philippine cultures and societies by scholars (from the Philippines or abroad) who are not regular members of the IPC staff. The IPC welcomes VRAs who wish to do research in any discipline of the social sciences or humanities. Thus, it assists scholars whose major interests are anthropology, art, communication, economics, history, linguistics, music, political science, psychology, and sociology.

VRA appointments are generally granted to postdoctoral fellows, doctoral candidates, and other experienced scholars from the Philippines or abroad. Through the IPC, a non-Filipino scholar residing in a country other than the Philippines can apply for a special non-immigrant visa as defined in Section 47 (a)(2) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940. While being a VRA offers a formal link with the Institute, the affiliation does not include any salary or stipend; neither does it signify employment with the IPC.

The IPC VRA Lecture Series provides a venue for the VRAs to present the nature and findings of their research as well as their initial conclusions to an interested public.

To know more about the VRA Application Procedure, please click here.

VRA No. Name of VRA Title of Project Institution and Country Affiliation Period
460 Andrea Bobadilla Examining the Socio-Economic and Gendered Structure of Canada’s Caregiver Program: A Qualitative Study of Filipino Women’s Health Experiences Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, USA 2017
459 Philip Jan Cerepak Social Attitudes toward the Urban Poor Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 2017 to 2018
458 Jorge Bayona Inherited Destinies and phantom limbs: Empire, settler colonialism, and trauma in the Philippines and Peru, 1896-1928 Department of History, University of Washington, USA 2017 to 2018
457 Allison Wells Romantic and sexual relationships between American men and Filipinas during the period of American colonialism University of Iowa, USA 2017
456 Amalia Ramirez Garayzar Technical and Aesthetic Similarities Between Indigenous Textiles from Mexico and the Philippine Islands: Towards the Recognition of a Kinship Universidad Intercultural Indegena de Michoacan, Mexico 2017
455 Shinji Miyagawa Social Attitudes toward the Urban Poor Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan 2017
454 Joy Sales Creating a Transnational Anti-Martial Law Movement in the 1970s and 80s. Northwestern University, USA 2017
452 Aslihan Saygili States versus Stateless Nations: The Politics of Self-Determination in Emerging Democracies Department of Political Science, Columbia University, USA 2016
451 Matthew Nicdao Corporeal Technē of Empire in the Literary and Visual Cultures of 19th Century Spanish Colonial Philippines New York University, USA 2016
450 Thomas Paul Gibson Indigenous Rights and Religious Nationalism in the Philippines: Lessons for the ASEAN Economic Community Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester, USA 2016
449 Alyssa Paredes Altering Asia’s Banana Republic? The Making of an “Alternative” Commodity Chain along the Pacific Rim Yale University, USA 2016 to 2018
448 Marivic Lesho Language Attitudes and Sociophonetic Variation in Philippine English and Filipino Universitaet Bremen, Germany 2016
447 Stephanie T. Fajardo GI-Filipina Relations and the Management of Intimacy in the Postwar Philippines History Department, University of Michigan, USA 2016 to 2017
446 Atsuko Hayama Capital Seizure in the Philippine Uplands from the Viewpoint of Lumber Distribution Faculty of Economics, Kurume University, Japan 2016 to 2017
445 Carlos Isabel Gala Education in the Press: 19th Century Philippine Newspaper Reporting on the Primary School System Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 2016
444 Bu Fan Sustainability and Community Participation: The Dilemma of Eco-friendly Development Pattern of Palawan, Philippines Peking University, China 2015
443 Mark Sanchez Recapturing a Lost Democracy: Philippine Exile Politics and Opposition to Ferdinand Marcos, 1972-1986 Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA 2015 to 2016
442 Karen Hansen Reconfiguring the Self in the Shadow of Empire: Local Experiences of Lifestyle Migration on an island in the Philippines Australian National University, Australia 2016 to 2017
441 Morgan Mouton Powering up Urban Change LATTS - Université Paris-Est, France 2015
440 Michael A. Rubin Accountability in Rebel Regimes Columbia University, USA 2015
439 Caroline Compton “Scale and the Epistemology of Rights and Property in Post Disaster and Climate Adaptive Relocation College of Law, Australian National University 2015 to 2016
438 Nicole Elizabeth del Rosario CuUnjieng Pan-Asianism and the Philippine Revolution Southeast Asian and International History, Yale University, USA 2015
437 Earl Perez Foust Novel Beliefs: Politics of Belonging in the Philippine Rizalista Movement University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 2015
436 Hiroyuki Yamamoto The Contribution of Local Knowledge to Disaster Risk Management in the Philippines Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan 2015 to 2016
435 Adele Webb The colonial construction of Philippines’ democracy and its legacy in middle class imaginings of political freedom University of Sydney, Australia 2015


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