Researcher

Professor Mina Roces

My Expertise

Post War Philippines, politics, women in politics in The Philippines

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

A Phd graduate from The University of Michigan, Mina Roces is a Professor of History in the School of Humanitites and Languages in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She is the author of three monographs: Women, Power and Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines (Praeger 1998), Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines: The Lopez Family, 1946-2000 (de la Salle University Press, 2001) and Women’s Movements and “the Filipino Woman”,...view more

A Phd graduate from The University of Michigan, Mina Roces is a Professor of History in the School of Humanitites and Languages in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She is the author of three monographs: Women, Power and Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines (Praeger 1998), Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines: The Lopez Family, 1946-2000 (de la Salle University Press, 2001) and Women’s Movements and “the Filipino Woman”, 1985-2008” (University of Hawaii Press, 2012). The book project on women’s movements in the Philippines was supported by an Australian Research Council Grant for 2007-09.

In addition, she has co-edited several anthologies on the topic of women in Asia.  Her research interests lie in twentieth century Philippine history particularly women’s history.  She is book series editor for Sussex Library of Asian and Asian American Studies Book Series and leader of the UNSW FASS Research Cluster on Imperial, Colonial and Transnational Histories.  She serves on the Editorial Board of the Pacific Historical Review and is a member of the Advisory Board in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded initiative -- the Philippines Project. In 2016 she was elected fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. 


My Grants

  • ARC Discovery Grant for "Buying Power: A History of Women as Consumers, 1902-2010", Sole Chief Investigator for 2017-2019
  • ARC Discovery Grant for "A History of Filipino Migration and Identity, 1906-2010", Sole Chief Investigator for 2012-2014
  • United States Studies Centre Grant for "The Filipino American Movement", 2010
  • ARC Discovery Grant for "A Recent History of Social Movements in the Philippines", Sole Chief Investigator for 2007-2009
  • Funded Fellowship, Center for East and Southeast Asia, University of Lund, Sweden, October-November 2014
  • Fully funded Fellowship, Southeast Asia Program, The University of Freiburg, Germany, June-July 2013
  • Fellow, International Institute for Asian Studies, University of Leiden, 2006 and 2010
  • Fully Funded Fellow, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2009

My Qualifications

BA Hons Sydney, MA PhD Michigan


My Awards

  • Winner of the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
  • Winner of the FASS Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award for 2012
  • Winner of the 2019 Grant Goodman Prize for scholarly excellence in Philippine history and historical studies given by the Association for Asian Studies USA (Roces was the first woman awarded in over 20 years)

My Engagement

 

  • Book Series Editor: Sussex Library of Asian Studies Series, Sussex Academic Press, 2006-present
  • Publications Officer for the Asian Studies Association of Australia, 2005-2014
  • Regional Editor for Southeast Asia, Asian Studies Review, 2009-2014
  • Executive Board, Philippines Project, ANU
  • Editorial Board, Pacific Historical Review, 2016-2020

 


My Teaching

  • ARTS1210: Concepts of Asia
  • ARTS2212: Southeast Asia
  • ARTS904: Dressed to Kill: Dress and Identity in History
  • ARTS2909: Women in Southeast Asian Societies
  • ARTS3214: Modern Philippine History: Predicaments in Modern Philippine History

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Location

359 Morven Brown

Contact

9385 2348

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