Philippine Politics and Governance
Gino Antonio P. Trinidad obtained both
his MA Global Politics and AB Political Science degrees from Ateneo de Manila
University. He is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Political
Science, Ateneo de Manila University, and has taught undergraduate courses in
Politics and Governance, Introduction to Political Science, International
Political Economy, and Politics and Development (as adjunct faculty of the
Development Studies Program), and a graduate course on Religion and Politics.
He is a volunteer of Pathways to Higher Education, where back in his days
in college he served as the Principal of its student arm, Alay Ni Ignacio,
which is a summer school program catering to deserving yet underprivileged high
school students from partner schools in Marikina and Quezon City. What
Gino really enjoys about teaching political science is listening to students'
critical opinions/analyses about contemporary socioeconomic-political
realities, which serve as foundations for alternative ways of thinking and
Carlota B. Francisco
Filipino for Foreign Students: Introduction to Philippine Culture Through Immersion
Carlota obtained her MPhil in Sociology and Social Policy from Bangor University in the United Kingdom through the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (Ford Foundation-IFP), and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She is a recipient of the Asia Fellows Award for her research on the street children in New Delhi, India which was co-funded by the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust (NRTT) through the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advance Study of India (UPIASI) and the Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) in 2011. That same year, she became a Visiting Research Associate of the University of Hamdard (Jamia Hamdard) also in New Delhi. Her Researches on the disadvantaged children found reception in National and International Conferences. Her research interest includes: Family, Youth and Childhood Studies; Spaces and Identities; Literature, Poverty and Cultural Studies. She is currently teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University under the Kagawaran ng Filipino (Department of Filipino) where she is actively engaged in developing courses and a textbook for undergraduate students.
Engaging Reality: Accompaniment and Community
As an undergraduate, Grace studied Anthropology and Theology at Fordham University and participated in Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador. She completed her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Education at Santa Clara University. Currently, Grace co-directs Casa Bayanihan and is also privileged to facilitate the Praxis Seminar, a space where students can reflect upon and process their experience in communities. She most enjoys listening to students discover incredible depth from seemingly ordinary moments.