Faculty

  • Abejo, Raymund Arthur G.
    rgabejo@up.edu.ph

    Raymund Arthur G. Abejo is Assistant Professor 7 at the Department of History. His research interests include Asian Studies, Area Studies, and Korean Studies, with a particular focus on discourses and representations on the Philippines in Korean print media from 1890s to 1930s.

  • Abrera, Maria Bernadette L. Abrera
    mlabrera@up.edu.ph

    Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Ph.D. is a professor of History at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently the Dean of the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (2017-2020) where she also served as the Chair of the Department of History. She has been the recipient of several Professorial Chair awards including the UP Centennial Professorial Chair (2018) and the UP Centennial Faculty Grant (2012). Her research focus is on cultural history and the indigenous knowledge system, having written on the indigenous belief system, the status of women in pre-colonial Philippines and traditional boat building technology.

  • Alvarez, Kerby C.
    kcalvarez@up.edu.ph

    KERBY C. ALVAREZ is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman. His research interests include Philippine environmental history, history of natural hazards and disasters in the Philippines, history of science (meteorology and seismology), and local history (history of Malabon). The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) awarded him the Young Historian’s Prize 2015.

  • Bailon, Rowena Q.
    rqbailon@up.edu.ph

    ROWENA QUINTO-BAILON is an Associate Professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines. Her research works focus on the American colonial period, studies on the Anti-Imperialist league, and Philippine Historiography.

  • Bolata, Emmanuel Jayson V.
    evbolata@up.edu.ph

    EMMANUEL JAYSON V. BOLATA is an instructor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He is a recipient of the 2019 Empowering Network for International Thai and ASEAN Studies (ENITAS) Scholarship, from the Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. His book on children’s literature and history, Hindi Lang Basta Bata: Mga Pananaliksik at Panunuri sa Kasaysayan at Panitikang Pambata, was recently published by the Sentro ng Wikang Filipino- UP Diliman in 2020.

  • Camagay, Ma. Luisa T.
    lcamagay@yahoo.com.ph

    MARIA LUISA T. CAMAGAY is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research interests are history of women, urban history, and local history.

  • Costelo, Ros A.
    racostelo@up.edu.ph

    ROS A. COSTELO is an Assistant Professor in the UP Department of History. She specializes on the history of Spanish colonial public works in the Philippines, history of Spanish colonial engineering, history of urbanization and local history of Leyte.

  • De Leon-Bolinao, Ma. Luisa
    mdbolinao@up.edu.ph

    MA LUISA DE LEON-BOLINAO is currently Professor and former Chair of the UP History Department. Her research interests are Philippine and Asian environmental and disaster history, and post-war Philippine history. She has co-authored several History textbooks for the primary and secondary levels, and has served as referee for various local and international journals. She likewise serves as a Content Evaluator of History textbooks for the country's Department of Education.

  • Diokno, Maria Serena I.
    maris@diokno.org

    MARIA SERENA I. DIOKNO is a professor Emeritus of the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. She specializes in the history of the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War, Philippine Historiography, and South East Asian Studies.

  • Esquejo, Kristoffer R.
    kresquejo@up.edu.ph

    KRISTOFFER R. ESQUEJO is Assistant Professor 3 at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He was a recipient of NCCA Young Historian’s Prize (2011), CSSP Junior Faculty Writing Fellowship (2011), Aboitiz Foundation Research Grant on the Galleon Trade in Mexico (2011-2012), and UP Diliman Centennial Faculty Grant (2018). His interests include the local history and religious history.

  • Galang, Jely A.
    jagalang@up.edu.ph

    JELY A. GALANG is Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City. His dissertation examines the lives and circumstances of working class Chinese in the nineteenth-century Philippines, with particular emphasis on vagrants, unemployed and marginally-employed, as well as those unable to pay their taxes and had no documents of identification. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Young Historian’s Prize for his master’s thesis on Ilocano migration to Tarlac (1860-1935). The Prize was awarded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

  • Guiang, Francisco Jayme Paolo A.
    faguiang@gmail.com

    FRANCISCO JAYME PAOLO A. GUIANG is an Assistant Professor at the UP Department of History. He obtained his B.A. History degree (cum laude, 2012) and M.A. History degree (2018) from UP Diliman. Currently taking his PhD in History in the same university, his research interests focus on Marxism in historical scholarship, the history of activist and student movements in the Philippines, and nationalism in the Philippines.

  • Jose, Ricardo T.
    rtjose1@up.edu.ph

    RICARDO T. JOSE is a Professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He is the country's foremost scholar on the Second World War in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific. He specializes in military and diplomatic history, with focus on the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.

  • Llanes, Ferdinand C.
    bonifacio1959@yahoo.com

    FERDINAND C. LLANES is a Professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He specializes in the history of the Philippine Revolution and Martial Law period in Philippines history, and the history of social movements in the Philippines.

  • Magallona, Diego Vicente A.
    damagallona@up.edu.ph

    DIEGO VICENTE A. MAGALLONA is an Instructor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. His research interests include Military History, History of Social Movements in the Philippines, and Contemporary Philippine History.

  • Malban, Francis Justine M.
    francisjustine.malban@gmail.com

    FRANCIS JUSTINE M. MALBAN is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. His research works include Philippine political and social history, with a focus on the history of mental health and mental health institutions in the Philippines.

  • Obispado, Kristyl N.
    knobispado@gmail.com

    KRISTYL N. OBISPADO is an Assistant professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. She specializes on 16th-18th century Philippines, history of the galleon trade, and Filipino migration to Mexico during the Spanish colonial period.

  • Pagunsan, Ruel V.
    rvpagunsan@up.edu.ph

    RUEL V. PAGUNSAN is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippine Diliman, He specializes in Philippine environmental history, history of science, and diplomatic history.

  • Planta, Ma. Mercedes G.
    mgplanta@up.edu.ph

    MA. MERCEDES G. PLANTA is Professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research works are on the history of medicine in the Philippines and Asia, history of science, and history of Southeast Asia.

  • Poblador, Karl Friedrik K.
    kkpoblador@yahoo.com

    KARL FRIEDRIK K. POBLADOR an Assistant Professor at UP History Department. He finished his bachelor’s degree in economics and his MA History degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He regularly writes articles, present papers and engages in research on the history of Philippine economic institutions, particularly transportation.

  • Ramos, Dondy Pepito G. II
    dgramos@up.edu.ph

    Dondy Pepito G. Ramos II is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of History. His research interests include local history of Pampanga, biographical studies, and Philippine social history.

  • Rugeria, Javier Leonardo V.
    javiervrugeria@gmail.com

    JAVIER LEONARDO V. RUGERIA is an Assistant professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He specializes in Philippine intellectual history, and history of the Bicol Region in the Philippines.

  • Santillan, Neil Martial R.
    ndsantillan@up.edu.ph

    NEIL MARTIAL R. SANTILLAN is a Professor of History and current Chairperson of the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He specializes in contemporary Philippine History, film history, and history of Mindanao.

  • Serra, Patrick James B.
    pbserra@up.edu.ph

    PATRICK JAMES B. SERRA is an Instructor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman,. His research interests are diplomatic history and culture and heritage studies.

  • Sy, Nicholas Michael C.
    ncsy1@up.edu.ph

    Nicholas Sy is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Department of History. In 2017 he received his Master’s degree in History at the Ateneo de Manila University. For his MA thesis, Nicholas presented a quantitative challenge to the common notion that colonial era political elites primarily married within their own social circle.

  • Tantoco, Regulus P.
    rptantoco@up.edu.ph

    REGULUS P. TANTOCO is an Associate professor at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He specializes on cultural history of the Philippines and gender and women and studies.

  • Viernes, Aaron F.
    afviernes@up.edu.ph

    Aaron F. Viernes is an Instructor at the UP Department of History. His research interests are local history, military history, cultural history, and sports history.

  • Villan, Vicente C.
    vcvillan@up.edu.ph

    VICENTE C. VILLAn is a Professor at the UP Department of History, and a Faculty Fellow at the Asian Center, UP Diliman. He specializes in heritage Studies and Mueseology, discourse Studies in the Social Sciences, Spanish Philippines, Visayan History and Culture, history of the Philippine Revolution, and Philippine Martial History.

  • Wani-Obias, Rhodalyn C.
    rcwaniobias@up.edu.ph

    Rhodalyn C. Wani-Obias is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Philippines, Diliman where she graduated with degrees in BA Sociology and MA History. She is currently a PhD candidate in History at the same university with her research focus on exploring networks of propaganda between 19th century Philippines and Europe. Aside from 19th century Philippines and the Philippine Propaganda Movement, her research interests also include discourses on nationalism and identity, social history, and history of emotions.