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
434 Alfredo Magsaysay-Rosete Assets, Access, Power and Contract-farming in the Philippines University of Massachusetts, USA 2015
433 Stefanie Meier Beyond borders – language and migration of Philippine nurses on their way to Switzerland and Germany University of Basel, Switzerland 2015
432 Teilhard Paradela Constituting the People: Mass Media in the Philippines during the Marcos Regime, 1965 – 1986 Department of History, University of British Columbia, Canada 2014 to 2015
431 Chien Wen Kung An Alternative Asia: Nationalist China, the Philippines, and the Making of Asian Anticommunism, 1945-1975 Columbia University, USA 2014 to 2015
430 Katie Whitcombe The Consequences of Forces Overseas: A Look at post World War II U.S Philippine Relations University of Oxford, United Kingdom 2014
429 Noah Theriault THE DREAMS OF OTHERS: Palawan Ontology and the Fantasies of Environmental Government Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, USA 2014
428 Aparna Uday Parikh Bangalore to Manila: Examining Neoliberalization and Migration through Call Centers Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University, USA 2014
427 Iwan Meulia Pirous Framing the Contested Meaning of Social Movements from Activists in the Philippines, Malayasia, and Thailand Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, Indonesia 2013 to 2014
426 Sanan Chusakun The Community Creative Power for Sustainable and Fair Development Study Project Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, Thailand 2013 to 2014
425 Sandro Jimenez Minguez The Sanitary Order of the Spanish Colonial Philippines Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain 2013 to 2014
424 Mayumi Hirano Site-Specific Art Practicesi n the Philippines and Thailand: Processes of Identifying Building and Forms of Survival Japan 2013 to 2014
422 Dede Tresna Wiyanti Farm Management and Ecosystem Services in Cianjur Agro-forestry, West Java Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Japan 2013
421 Sulaiman bin Tamby Hussin A Visual Narrative and Empowerment for Transsexual Women and Community in Malaysia Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia 2013 to 2014
420 Elisabeth Schober Running a Tight Ship (yard)? The ‘Global Base’ of a South Korean company in Subic Bay Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo 2013 to 2014
419 Hannah Chloris Macleod Bulloch Intimate Relationships and the Politics of Personhood in the Philippines School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University 2012 to 2013
418 Janarthani Arumugam Hidden Faces, Unheard Voices: A Study of Women in Oil Palm Plantation Workers in Indonesia and the Philippines Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor, Malaysia 2012 to 2013
417 Marlyne D. Sahakian Routine busting: Theoretical and empirical research on changing social practices towards reduced energy consumption Academic Institute, University of Lausanne 2012 to 2013
416 Marco Antonio Guzmán Imposing Capitalism: Land Tenure and the Sugar Industry in Taiwan, the Philippines and Cuba, 1895-1930 Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles 2012 to 2013
415 Makiko Wakai From Asahi to Abucay: Video Archive Project of Filipino Women and Their Children Living in Asahi Program Coordinator, New Asian Currents, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan 2012 to 2013
413 Adrian Hermann Transcontinental networks and religious globalization in the publications of indigenous-Christian elites around 1900: A case study on Isabelo des los Reyes y Florentino (1864-1938) and the Iglesia Filipina Independiente Study of Religion, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Munich, Germany 2012 to 2013
412 Frederick Joseph Schenker Performing Empire: Colonial Asia’s Jazz Age University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA 2012 to 2013
410 Áine R. Mangaoang Participatory Culture, Viral Video, and Postcolonial Pop Music in the Philippines Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom 2012 to 2013
409 Liu Xiaofang Identifying the Problems of Chinese Language Teachers in the Philippines for Effective Training Programs Sun Yat-sen University, China 2012 to 2013
408 Fadzilah Majid Cooke Mobilisation in the name of civil society: the unresolved land issue in Muslim Thailand and the Philippines School of Social Sciences Universiti, Malaysia 2012
407 Aitor Maria Anduaga Jesuit Education and Science in the Spanish Imperial Context 1865-1898 University of the Basque Country Leioa (Bilbao), Bizkaia, Spain 2012


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