People

Dr Hannah Bulloch

Research Fellow in Anthropology
School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences

Hannah’s research focuses on intimate relationships and changing notions of personhood, from the point of view of young women on Siquijor Island in the Central Visayas. Her work also explores local notions of ‘development’ on the same island.

Dr Paul D'Arcy

Fellow
School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific

Paul works on Pacific and environmental conflict issues.  The Filipino dimension of his research involves  the maritime interests of the Philippines such as marine protected areas and maritime borders, and the Pacific dimension of the Philippines foreign policy, empowering urban slum dwellers, and sustainable development in post-conflict Mindanao.

Dr Imelda Deinla

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), College of Asia and the Pacific

Imelda’s work examines the pathways to justice in post-conflict Mindanao, maps state and non-state, formal and informal justice mechanisms in the region and how these mechanisms respond to violence against women and other women’s issues.’ She also looks at judicial politics and the Philippine Supreme Court, and the rule of law and ASEAN.

Dr Hal Hill

H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies
Department of Economics, College of Asia and the Pacific

Hal’s main research and teaching interests focus on various aspects of the economies of Southeast Asia. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, where he taught from 1980 to 1982. Major Philippine publications, both edited with Arsenio Balisacan, include “The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies and Challenges” (Oxford University Press, 2003) and “The Dynamics of Regional Development: The Philippines in East Asia” (Edward Elgar, 2007).

Dr Marc Oxenham

Reader in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences

Marc’s research has concentrated on exploring aspects of human palaeohealth, palaeopathology and behaviour by way of analyses of human skeletal and dental material. Geographically, he has focused on Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam and more recently the Philippines. Temporally, he is particularly interested in the Hunter-Gatherer/Neolithic interface in Holocene Southeast and Eastern Asia.

Dr Reynaldo Ileto

School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific

Reynaldo’s research interests include religiopolitical movements; Spain and the Philippines in the 19th century; the Revolution of 1896-98; the Filipino-American War and U.S.-Philippine relations; historians and nation-building in the Philippines, 1943-2001; Tagalog popular literature; and the politics of knowledge production.

Professor Ben J. Tria Kerkvliet

Professor Emeritus
School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific

Ben’s research interests include everyday politics, political movements and state-society relations.

Caroline Compton

College of Law

Caroline’s research considers post-typhoon relocations in the Philippines to illustrate the ways in which rights – particularly property rights – are understood in and communicated between different structural spaces.

Karen Hansen

School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences

Karen’s research focuses on tourism on Siargao Island in Northeast Mindanao, Philippines. She is interested in conceptualising social relations between tourists and the local population, through understanding the meanings enacted within and ascribed to different spatial locations.

Shelby Higgs

Visiting Fellow at UP Diliman, Center of International Studies
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, College of Arts and Social Sciences

Shelby’s research focuses on the demography and adaptive capacity of street children in Metro Manila, particularly in relation to natural disasters and climate change.  She is also interested in broader issues affecting the urban poor in Metro Manila, particularly in informal settlements.

Ann Hill

Ann works with typhoon affected communities in Manila and northern Mindanao in line with her broader interest in collective ethics and methods for living in a climate and resource changing world and building on her PhD ‘Growing community food economies in the Philippines’ submitted in December 2013.

Ronald Holmes

Department of Political and Social Change, College of Asia and the Pacific

Ronald is working on a dissertation that examines the causal factors behind the persistence of pork barrelling in the Philippines. Ronald has been with the academe for 30 years and has conducted researches on major Philippine political concerns.

Jayson Lamchek

School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific

Jayson’s research is focused on human rights and counterterrorism discourses in the Philippines, comparing these with Indonesia. He is also interested in irregular migration.

Misael Racines

School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific

Misael’s research explores everyday histories of ‘smugglers’ or small-scale traders in the Philippine-Indonesian border region. He also examines transborder economic cooperation between local governments in the area. A short article on his work can be found here: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/news-events/all-stories/smuggle-or-struggle

Emerson Sanchez

Resources, Environment and Development Group, Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific

Broadly, Emerson’s research interest is on indigenous politics in the Philippines. His current research project examines the interests of indigenous communities and other actors in a protected landscape in Palawan, Philippines. 

Lara Tolentino

Laramie is interested in supports and barriers for career development and the work-family interface. Her research on career adaptability, using data drawn from the Philippines, examines the interaction of adaptive traits and contextual supports that facilitates successful adaptation to work-related changes and career transitions.

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