Monday, December 10, 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: One (1) Part-Time Research Assistant

Ms. Yuko Kubo, a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, and Visiting Research Fellow at the UP Third World Studies Center is looking for a female part-time research assistant for three (3) months (contract renewable), starting 17 December 2018. The RA will assist Ms. Kubo on her study on Filipino women who have experienced miscarriages and how they think about the fetus. In particular, the RA will translate from English to Filipino interview questionnaires and interview consent forms, as well as translating and transcribing interviews with key informants during field work.

Net compensation is PhP15,000.00 a month. Weekly schedule of work will be determined between Ms. Kubo and the RA.
Applicants must be:
  • University of the Philippines female students (senior standing) or recent U.P. female graduates of courses in the social sciences, women’s studies, and/or community work;
  • those who can communicate effectively both in English and Filipino;
  • those who have no ideological prejudice about reproductive health; and
  • willing to work in Manila City for four (4) days a week from 10 am to 4 pm.

Preference will be given to those who:
  • have done academic and practical backgrounds in women's studies and community work and
  • live in Manila City.

To apply, submit the following:
a comprehensive curriculum vitae,
a true copy of grades or a printout of grades from CRS, and
a letter of application addressed to:

Yuko Kubo
Visiting Research Fellow
Third World Studies Center
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Due date for applications is on 16 December 2018 (Sunday). All application requirements must be submitted online as PDF attachments at

Monday, October 01, 2018

The 2018 TWSC Writeshop Fellows

The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) announces the following successful applicants to the 2018 TWSC Writeshop on 24-26 October 2018. In no particular order, the TWSC welcomes the following writeshop fellows with their respective manuscript submissions:

  1. Pawilen, Reidan (UP Los Banos) - "The Bodong Indigenous Allied Group, Inc. (BIAG) as an institution for Justice and Women Empowerment among Indigenous Peoples in Ilocos Sur and Abra"
  2. Estrella, Victor (Philippine Normal University) - "Illicit Trade in Gold Cultural Materials in Butuan, Philippines"
  3. Ladia, Charles (UP Diliman ) - "Communicating Youth Civic Engagement: Spaces for Youth in National and Local Governments’ Disaster Management Policies and Programs, The Case of the City of Malolos, Philippines"
  4. Magallona, Diego (UP Diliman) - "Neocolonial Troops: The United States and the Shaping of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1964-1966"
  5. Ramos, Dondy Pepito II (UP Diliman) - "Opium: Discourses and Policies in the Philippines, 1900-1908" 
  6. Luga, Jose Matthew P. (UP Diliman) - "Living in and Leaving from the Japanese Occupation: Everyday Transportation in Baguio City, Philippines (1941-1945)"
  7. Guiang, Francisco Jayme Paolo A. (UP Diliman) - "History as a Tool for Social Criticism: The Development of Renato Constantino’s Ideas, Selected Works from 1970 to 1991"
  8. Ariate, Maria Ima (UP Diliman) - "Atty. Nguyen Van Dai and Contending Views on Democracy in Vietnam: A Life History"
  9. Baguisi, Maria Margarita (De La Salle University Manila) - "Pakikibaka Para sa Pambansang Demokrasya: Anakbayan, 1998-2015"

Photos from the event