Asian Center Faculty: Showcasing Interdisciplinary Expertise

The Asian Center has 11 (eleven) full-time faculty whose expertise dovetails with the Asian Center's interdisciplinary thrust. Our teaching staff come from and specialize on various disciplines. The Center has no department (Department of Southeast Asian studies), but we do have faculty that specialize in any of four regions or countries: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. View a list of lecturers @ UP Asian Center. 

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Aileen S.P. Baviera, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman
Room 204A, Hall of Wisdom •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  • VIEW FULL PROFILE

Contemporary China studies • China-Southeast Asia relations • Asia-Pacific security • Territorial and maritime disputes  Regional integration

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Tina S. Clemente, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  • VIEW FULL PROFILE 

China Studies • Chinese in the Philippines • Philippine Economic History • Development Studies 

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Ma. Cecilia T. Medina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Sociology, Xavier University
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Religion and development
 • Mindanao studies • Indigenous people, culture and development • Southeast Asian studies VIEW FULL PROFILE

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Maria Dulce F. Natividad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences/Anthropology, Columbia University
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Medical anthropology • globalization and the political economy of health • gender and sexuality • religion and secularism history and anthropology of science and medicine
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Michelle R. Palumbarit, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, Yonsei University
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Korean Studies • Filipino migration to Korea • Environmental politics •  Korea and Southeast Asia 

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Antoinette R. Raquiza, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Political Science, City University of New York Graduate Center
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  • VIEW FULL PROFILE

Political economy of late development • Southeast Asian Studies • comparative political institutions • globalization and IPE • identity politics and conflict studies

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Ulrich K. Rotthoff, Dr. rer. pol.

Assistant Professor
Dr. rer. pol. (Socio-Economics), State University of Osnabrück, Germany
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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Human rights • rural development • indigenous peoples and Philippine political leadership • migration • political economy
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MCM Santamaria, LL.D.

Professor
Doctor of Law in Political Science, Kyoto University
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Politics • performance studies • Japan and Southeast Asia Sama-Bajau studies VIEW FULL PROFILE

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Joefe B. Santarita, Ph.D.

Dean and Associate Professor
Ph.D. in South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Room 201, Hall of Wisdom •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  VIEW PROFILE

Indian studies • migration studies • Philippine culture and society • maritime history  • Southeast Asian political economy

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Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Assistant to the Dean for Administration and Public Affairs
Ph.D. in International Relations, University of Tehran, 2008
Room 105, Hall of Wisdom • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  • VIEW FULL PROFILE

Mindanao • PH-Middle East relations • political economy of the Middle East • Energy security in Asia • Persian Gulf security • Middle Easterners in the Philippines

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Rolando G. Talampas

Associate Professor, College Secretary
MA in Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
Room 203, Hall of Wisdom • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  • VIEW FULL PROFILE

West Asia • Iraq • Philippine studies • development studies