Mina Roces awarded 2019 Grant Goodman Prize

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Friday, 22 March 2019
Denver, Colorado, USA

  • Mina Ostuni 2018Mina Roces, professor of history at the University of New South Wales, is the first woman to receive the Grant Goodman Prize.
  • Read the nomination letter comprised of testimonies from scholars across the humanities and social science. They credit Roces for her historical studies focused on gender, power, and social movements in the Philippines that inform and animate their own scholarship.

Announcement from Dr. Paul Rodell on behalf of the Grant Goodman Prize Selection Committee

The Philippine Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies is please to award the Grant Goodman Prize for 2019 to Mina Roces for her substantial contributions to Philippine historical studies. Roces is a Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Professor Roces had her interest in history sparked while an honors student at the University of Sydney before she took up graduate study at the University of Michigan. Since receiving her doctorate in 1990, Professor Roces has held a leadership role in Philippine historical studies with increased focus on women’s history and studies of gender. Her first book, Women, Power and Kinship Politics: Female Power in Post-War Philippines appeared in 1998 in the United States with a subsequent printing in the Philippines two years later. This first major publication was followed by an expanded version of her dissertation under the title of Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines: The Lopez Family, 1946-2000 by De La Salle University Press. These titles were followed by the 2012 University of Hawaii Press publication, Women’s Movements and the Filipina, 1985-2006. And her most recent manuscript Gender in Southeast Asia is contracted for delivery to Cambridge University Press this coming October. She has proposed original interpretations of the cultural construction of the feminine, the cultural side of the feminist movement and the politics of national dress and more recently on migration.

As one commentator has stated: “Her body of work unravels a nuanced take on the ways, gender, migration, and politics are intertwined thereby expanding the manner in which we look at current issues in Philippine society and beyond.” Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

In addition to these major publications she has co-edited a series of six books on topics Women in Asia (including women’s movements), Asian Marriage and Migration, and the politics of dress in Asia and the Americas. Additionally, she has published twenty-three book chapters and sixteen articles in major peer-reviewed journals. She has also served as a regional editor for the journal Asian Studies Review from 2008-2015. To support her ambitious research agenda, Professor Roces has receive major external grants and five visiting fellowships (in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark) as well as being invited to give fully funded lectures on annual basis since 2010 in addition to her many presentations at academic conferences. In 2016, she was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in recognition of her contribution to the scholarship of gender and history.

Her forthcoming publications include: The Filipino Migration Experience, 1906-2017, a book length study on the history from the perspective of the Filipino migrant (currently under review), and a book on the history of Filipino women as consumers since 1946.

Were this outpouring of high quality scholarly studies and activities not enough, Professor Roces is an active member of her department and has received teaching awards at both her college and university levels. She supports the work of other Asian and Asian American studies scholars as Book Series editor of the Sussex Academic Press’s Sussex Library of Asian and Asian American studies book series.

The Philippine Studies Group is pleased to acknowledge the outstanding scholarly achievement that Professor Mina Roces has shown throughout her career and confer upon her the 2019 Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine History and Historical Studies. It is fitting that a gender studies scholar be the first woman to receive this award.

Paul A. Rodell
Chair, Grant Goodman Committee

The Grant Goodman Committee 2019 was chaired by Paul Rodell, with Michael Cullinane, Cherubim Quizon, and Nicanor Tiongson, members.

Follow the link to learn more about the Grant Goodman Prize and its past awardees.

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20 panels in Denver

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Are you going to the AAS in Denver or are you just curious to know who’s presenting on Philippine Studies-related topics? I’ve done some keyword searches on paper and panel abstracts and came up with the attached listing.  The titles do not always clearly signal Philippines-related content, but the full abstracts do, available through AAS’s on-line program (where you, too, can search by keyword).

AAS 2019 PSG-related panels draft Feb 26

Please note this is just for reference and does not in itself suggest PSG endorsement (though the document does, of course, include our two fabulous sponsored panels!)

Please also help by telling me when you find omissions or errors–I’m sure I’ve inadvertently made some. I’ll circulate updates/corrections in a couple of weeks.

–Megan Thomas, PSG chair

deadline tomorrow: Travel Award

One last reminder that applications for the PSG Travel Award are due Feb. 8.  The call is further below these two quick notes:

  • If you are presenting in Denver and are otherwise eligible to receive the AAS graduate student stipend, you may also apply for PSG Travel Award funding, i.e. they are separate programs, and it is possible to receive both.  See the AAS’s website for more information about their graduate student stipends and who is eligible to receive them, keeping in mind that for these purposes, a PSG Travel Award should not be considered to be an AAS source of funding.
  • In your application for a PSG Travel Award, when you list other funding received or expected, please include not only the source but also the amount (e.g. “AAS graduate student stipend, approx. $200”).

–Megan

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Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2019)

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In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines, and to increase the participation of junior scholars, the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), a committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, is pleased to announce the Philippine Studies Group Travel Award for the sixth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok. This year, we expect that up to four (4) awards of approximately $250 will be given to assist eligible individuals in defraying travel costs to the conference. Award amounts may be higher, funds permitting. Applicants must personally deliver their presentations at the conference to receive their award. The PSG Travel Fund committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Current Ph.D. students are given priority; other graduate students as well as recent Ph.D.s (2017 on) are eligible to apply.
  • Excellence: peer review/acceptance of the paper by applicable AAS/AAS-in-Asia Conference Committee. Excellence is prioritized over financial need; accepted works that are part of organized panels are also prioritized over individual papers. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit such as a related publication/exhibition/other media not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract.
  • Philippine themes/topics/issues: The entire paper or a significant portion must be devoted to Philippine material, regardless of discipline. For comparative works/case studies/multiple foci, the Philippine dimension must be evident, as demonstrated by title and abstract published in the AAS or AAS-in-Asia program.
  • Impact: the award should not be relied upon to cover all participant costs of travel but help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable (such as the AAS Graduate Student Stipends, AAS LDC awards, AAS-in-Asia travel subsidy, own institutional or grant support, etc.). PSG’s travel awards have less restrictive residence requirements than the AAS Graduate Student Stipends.

Applicants are invited to send an email to the PSG country chair Megan Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz) mcthomas@ucsc.edu by February 8, 2019. In your email, please include your name, your institutional affiliation, your residence (city), your rank (if a grad student, pls. tell us in what degree program; if a recent Ph.D., pls. tell us your degree date, position title, and whether it’s a tenure-track position), paper title, a copy of the abstract and panel information (session number, date and title), and any other funding received or expected.  Please use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2019.” Award decisions will be announced by February 20; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

On behalf of the PSG Travel Fund Committee Bernardita R. Churchill (University of the Philippines, Diliman), Barbara Gaerlan (University of California, Los Angeles), and Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University, Yokohama), thank you for your interest and support!

[2nd notice] 2019 Travel Awards

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Clarification/updates on PSG Travel Award applications: 

  • If you are presenting in Denver and are otherwise eligible to receive the AAS graduate student stipend, you may also apply for PSG Travel Award funding, i.e. they are separate programs, and it is possible to receive both.  See the AAS’s website for more information about their graduate student stipends and who is eligible to receive them, keeping in mind that for these purposes, a PSG Travel Award should not be considered to be an AAS source of funding.
  • In your application for a PSG Travel Award, when you list other funding received or expected, please include not only the source but also the amount (e.g. “AAS graduate student stipend, approx. $200”).

Remember applications are due February 8.  If you have any questions please let me know: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.       –Megan

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Please see below and attached this year’s call for PSG Travel Award applications.  Junior scholars presenting either at AAS (Denver), or AAS-in-Asia (Bangkok), are eligible to apply.  Please apply for a PSG Travel Award only after you’ve been notified that your proposal has been accepted (I understand those of you who applied to AAS-in-Asia are still awaiting the result).  Our deadline is February 8 which I hope allows you plenty of time to apply receiving notification of acceptance, regardless of whether it’s to Denver or Bangkok. 

–Megan

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Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2019)

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In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines, and to increase the participation of junior scholars, the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), a committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, is pleased to announce the Philippine Studies Group Travel Award for the sixth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok. This year, we expect that up to four (4) awards of approximately $250 will be given to assist eligible individuals in defraying travel costs to the conference. Award amounts may be higher, funds permitting. Applicants must personally deliver their presentations at the conference to receive their award. The PSG Travel Fund committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Current Ph.D. students are given priority; other graduate students as well as recent Ph.D.s (2017 on) are eligible to apply.
  • Excellence: peer review/acceptance of the paper by applicable AAS/AAS-in-Asia Conference Committee. Excellence is prioritized over financial need; accepted works that are part of organized panels are also prioritized over individual papers. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit such as a related publication/exhibition/other media not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract.
  • Philippine themes/topics/issues: The entire paper or a significant portion must be devoted to Philippine material, regardless of discipline. For comparative works/case studies/multiple foci, the Philippine dimension must be evident, as demonstrated by title and abstract published in the AAS or AAS-in-Asia program.
  • Impact: the award should not be relied upon to cover all participant costs of travel but help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable (such as the AAS Graduate Student Stipends, AAS LDC awards, AAS-in-Asia travel subsidy, own institutional or grant support, etc.). PSG’s travel awards have less restrictive residence requirements than the AAS Graduate Student Stipends.

Applicants are invited to send an email to the PSG country chair Megan Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz) mcthomas@ucsc.edu by February 8, 2019. In your email, please include your name, your institutional affiliation, your residence (city), your rank (if a grad student, pls. tell us in what degree program; if a recent Ph.D., pls. tell us your degree date, position title, and whether it’s a tenure-track position), paper title, a copy of the abstract and panel information (session number, date and title), and any other funding received or expected.  Please use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2019.” Award decisions will be announced by February 20; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

On behalf of the PSG Travel Fund Committee Bernardita R. Churchill (University of the Philippines, Diliman), Barbara Gaerlan (University of California, Los Angeles), and Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University, Yokohama), thank you for your interest and support!

Travel Award 2019

Please see below and attached this year’s call for PSG Travel Award applications.  Junior scholars presenting either at AAS (Denver), or AAS-in-Asia (Bangkok), are eligible to apply.  Please apply for a PSG Travel Award only after you’ve been notified that your proposal has been accepted (I understand those of you who applied to AAS-in-Asia are still awaiting the result).  Our deadline is February 8 which I hope allows you plenty of time to apply receiving notification of acceptance, regardless of whether it’s to Denver or Bangkok. 

–Megan

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Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2019)

psg-travel-award-2019

In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines, and to increase the participation of junior scholars, the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), a committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, is pleased to announce the Philippine Studies Group Travel Award for the sixth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok. This year, we expect that up to four (4) awards of approximately $250 will be given to assist eligible individuals in defraying travel costs to the conference. Award amounts may be higher, funds permitting. Applicants must personally deliver their presentations at the conference to receive their award. The PSG Travel Fund committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Current Ph.D. students are given priority; other graduate students as well as recent Ph.D.s (2017 on) are eligible to apply.
  • Excellence: peer review/acceptance of the paper by applicable AAS/AAS-in-Asia Conference Committee. Excellence is prioritized over financial need; accepted works that are part of organized panels are also prioritized over individual papers. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit such as a related publication/exhibition/other media not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract.
  • Philippine themes/topics/issues: The entire paper or a significant portion must be devoted to Philippine material, regardless of discipline. For comparative works/case studies/multiple foci, the Philippine dimension must be evident, as demonstrated by title and abstract published in the AAS or AAS-in-Asia program.
  • Impact: the award should not be relied upon to cover all participant costs of travel but help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable (such as the AAS Graduate Student Stipends, AAS LDC awards, AAS-in-Asia travel subsidy, own institutional or grant support, etc.). PSG’s travel awards have less restrictive residence requirements than the AAS Graduate Student Stipends.

Applicants are invited to send an email to the PSG country chair Megan Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz) mcthomas@ucsc.edu by February 8, 2019. In your email, please include your name, your institutional affiliation, your residence (city), your rank (if a grad student, pls. tell us in what degree program; if a recent Ph.D., pls. tell us your degree date, position title, and whether it’s a tenure-track position), paper title, a copy of the abstract and panel information (session number, date and title), and any other funding received or expected.  Please use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2019.” Award decisions will be announced by February 20; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

On behalf of the PSG Travel Fund Committee Bernardita R. Churchill (University of the Philippines, Diliman), Barbara Gaerlan (University of California, Los Angeles), and Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University, Yokohama), thank you for your interest and support!

AAS 2019 Denver schedule announced

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Mark your calendars! The PSG meeting at AAS 2019 in Denver will be held Friday, March 22, from 7:30-9:30pm.  I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Please also check out the rest of the schedule for AAS 2019 in Denver, which is now available. Find your own panels and papers and others that might be of interest to PSG folks, and, if you would, send me an e-mail letting me know what those are so that I can compile and circulate that list to this group.  Last year I tried just to do it myself using keywords and I missed a lot of important papers and panels, so I’d like to try crowdsourcing it this year.  So if and when you do browse the program and find yourself/other papers, panels, and/or films with Philippine Studies themes, please make just some quick notes about those, in whatever format is easiest for you and send it to me at: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.  (I don’t necessarily need full info–I can look things up and get the full info myself, but I need to know what to look up/search for.) Thank you!

Grads and recent Ph.D.’s: PSG’s call for travel fund applications will be circulated/posted here within the next couple of weeks. This will be for travel to present either at AAS 2019 – Denver, or AAS-in-Asia 2019 – Bangkok.  More details forthcoming in call.

–Megan

GRANT GOODMAN PRIZE IN PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL STUDIES (third and final posting)

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Please note this is the third (and final) call for nominations, due December 17.

The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is again pleased to request nominations for the Grant Goodman Prize, awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to Philippine historical studies. The deadline for the receipt of nominations and supporting material is Monday 17 December 2018.

The Prize was established in 1990 with a generous gift from the late Professor Grant Goodman of the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The first award was made in 1994 to Father John Schumacher, SJ. Recipients in subsequent award cycles have included John A. Larkin, Resil Mojares, Alfred W. McCoy, Vicente Rafael, Reynaldo Ileto, James Warren, Nicanor Tiongson and Michael Cullinane. The Prize is intended to recognize scholars who have during their academic career thus far made a substantial contribution to the field of Philippine history or historically related studies. There are no citizenship or residency requirements; it is open to all scholars, across academic disciplines, providing their work is innovative and incorporates a strong historical perspective. Recipients are chosen by a committee selected by the Philippine Studies Group.

The committee seeks nominations for the Prize, which will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in Denver during the week of March 21-24, 2019. Nomination must include:

  • A brief statement by the nominator about why the nominee merits the award.
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • The nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information

Nominations should be sent electronically and be received by Monday, 17 December 2018.

Submit to: Paul Rodell (rodell@georgiasouthern.edu) Chair, with an electronic “cc.” to the Committee members,

Nicanor Tiongson (adarnatucat@yahoo.com) and

Michael Cullinane (mmcullin@wisc.edu)

Cherubim Quizon (quizonch@shu.edu)

Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

(Attached please find the same announcement, in pdf form: 2019 Goodman Call)