Filomeno V. AGUILAR

54 years
Professor at the University of Manille

Academic background

Doctor from Cornell University, he taught at the National University of Singapore, then at James Cook University (Australia). Since 2003 he´s professor of contemporary history at the Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City, Philippines), where he headed the Institute of Philippine Culture. He´s editor of the prestigious journal Philippine Studies. Member of research network on migration Philippines, he chaired the International Association of Historians of Asia (2005-2006) and the Philippine Social Science Council (2006-2008). He´s a member of the editorial board of scientific journals like Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Agrarian Change, and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.

Current Research

With a strong education in sociology, ethnology and history, he tackled subjects as diverse as the rural history of Negros (the big island of the Philippines in the nineteenth century), the international migration of the contemporary Filipino diaspora, the Citizenship and Ethnicity in Southeast Asia or the history of theories of the peopling of the Philippine archipelago.

Featured Publications

  • « Tracing Origins: Ilustrado Nationalism and the Racial Science of Migration Waves », Journal of Asian Studies, 64(3), 2005, pp. 605-637.
  • Clash of Spirits. The History of Power and Sugar Planter Hegemony on a Visayan Island, Honolulu, University of Hawai‘i Press, 1998.
  • « Of Cocks and Bets: Gambling, Class Structuring, and State Formation in the Philippines », dans James F. EDER et Robert L. YOUNGBLOOD (éd.), Patterns of Power and Politics in the Philippines. Implications for Development, Tempe, Arizona State University, 1994, pp. 147-196.
  • «Beyond Inevitability: The Opening of Philippine Provincial Ports in 1855», Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 25 (1), 1994, pp. 70-90.