Monday, August 07, 2017

Prof. Laura L. Samson Is the New TWSC Deputy Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Laura L. Samson as Deputy Director of the UP Third World Studies Center (UP TWSC). In this capacity, Professor Samson shall serve as Editorial Supervisor of the journal, Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, and other UP TWSC publications.

Professor Samson was Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, CSSP, UP Diliman (2002-2005) and Director of the University of the Philippines Press (1995-2001). She has been teaching and doing research in the areas of sociological theory, popular culture, mass media, and cultural studies.

She is best known for her contribution to Philippine academic publishing. Under her watch, the University of the Philippines Press saw through the completion of what was then considered as the University’s biggest and most ambitious publishing venture, the “100 Taon, 100 Akda” Project, which was meant as the University’s contribution to the commemoration of the Centennial of the Philippine Revolution in 1996-1998.

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