BATAN, Clarence M.

BATAN, Clarence M.

CLARENCE M. BATAN, PhD is Professor and head of Department of Sociology, and former Director of the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSED) at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. He was President of the Philippine Sociological Society (2017- 2018) and Vice President for Asia in the Research Committee on the Sociology of Youth (RC34) (2014-2018) of the International Sociological Association (ISA). His research interests are sociology of childhood and youth, sociology of work and employment, and qualitative and mixed methods. He obtained his AB in Sociology from UST; MA in Sociology from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Having completed his graduate studies in North America (including a PhD in Sociology at Dalhousie University in Canada and an international research fellowship at Brown University in USA) he has been challenged through his

involvement in Global South youth studies project to center the works of Southeast Asian theorists and Filipino academics in his sociological research. He actively serves as policy consultant in the Department of Education, and the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippine Government. He continues his istambay research through the project, Pilipinong Kabataang Naghahabi ng Buhay (Filipino Youth Weaving Lives) and leads The National Catechetical Study commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Philippines which allows him to investigate more closely the present-day dynamics of the Sociology of Catholicism in the Philippines.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in Sociology, Dalhousie University – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (2010)
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City (1999)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Magna cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines (1995)
  • Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Dalhousie University – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (2007)

Research Highlights

  • Focuses on researching grounded and problematic realities of growing-up and transitional issues of Filipino children and youth in almost 25 years of ethnographic research within the fishing barangays of Talim Island and Binangonan, Rizal, selected barangays in Manila, and two distinct locales in the province of Laguna namely, Calamba City and Bay.
  • Utilizes the life histories of children and youth as research oars to navigate and understand istambay phenomenon in the country directing attention to the conceptual and methodological approach to understanding the phenomenon of “waithood” among Filipinos, not simply as an individualized trouble but also as a shared issue intertwined along education-employment structural nexus.
  • Led istambay research under the project name, The Social Investigation in the Lives of Istambays in the Philippines (SILIP), was funded in 2013 by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), University of Santo Tomas (UST), and Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNET) or CHED UST PHERNET
  • Leads the multi-million grant National Catechetical Study (NCS) 2021: Pastoral Action Research and Intervention (PARI) Project commissioned by the Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE), Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Research Interests

  • Sociology of youth
  • Sociology of education, work and employment
  • Sociology of Catholicism/ Pastoral Sociology
  • Qualitative and mixed method

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

   

Major Recognitions

  • Gold Series (2014-2016) Research Award – Office of the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation (OVRRI)
  • International Publication Award (2014-2017) – – Office of the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation (OVRRI)Silver Series Research Award – UST (University research award) 2001 – 2016
  • Recipient of the Nemesio E. Prudente Excellence in Research Awards – Paper: A Sociological Analysis of “Trabaho” (work/labor) in Selected Filipino Films. International Research Conference on Higher Education, Subic Bay Freeport, Olongapo City, December 2-5, 2015 (with Christian Joshua D. Lomahan)
  • Gawad San Lorenzo Ruiz, 16th Dangal ng UST Awards; UST Faculty Union March 26, 2015
  • Outstanding Book Award (Contributor) – Philippine Sociological Review Volume 60 awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
  • Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) Visiting Fellow for International Studies, Recipient, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, April to June 2013
  • Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) Research Fellowship Grant Recipient, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, June 9-23, 2012
  • International Social Science Council (ISSC) Scholarship Award to attend the World Social Science Forum (WSSF) at Bergen, Norway
  • Certificate of Recognition by the International Student and Exchange Services (ISES), Dalhousie University
  • International Development Research Center Doctoral Research Award (IDRA) – International Development Research Center, Ottawa, Canada
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Professional Activities

  • Coordinator, University of Santo Tomas – Department of Sociology (2019-Present)
  • Member, Technical Committee on Sociology – Commission on Higher Education (2010-Present)
  • President – Philippine Sociological Society (2017-2018)
  • Consultant on Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies)– Department of Education
  • Vice-President for Asia – Research Committee 34 Sociology of Youth (2014-2018) International Sociological Association  (ISA)
  • MemberResearch Committee 22, Sociology of Religion, ISA (2006-present) ; Research Committee 16, Sociological Theory, ISA (2006-2010); Research Committee 33, Logic and Methodology in Sociology (2006-2010); Research Committee 53, Sociology of Childhood (2006-2010)
  • MemberAsia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators, Inc. (APCORE) 2015 – 2018       
  • Member – Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (2002-present)
  • Member Philippine Population Association (2005-2016)
  • Reviewer – Journal of Youth Studies; Philippine Sociological Review
  • Editorial Board Member – The Antoninus Journal; Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Metamorfosis: Revista del Centro Reina Sofía sobre Adolescencia y Juventud

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Journals

  • Batan, C. M. (2018). Emerging typologies of young Filipinos waiting for employment known as “Istambays” (on Standbys). International Journal of Gender Studies, 7(13), 26-54. doi:DOI: 10.15167/2279-5057/AG2018.7.13.498
  • Batan, C. M., & Lomahan, C. J. D. (2016). Ang Hanapbuhay sa Pelikula: Contesting Representations of Work in Filipino Films, 1970s to 2010s. Philippine Sociological Review, 64(Special Issue), 73-102.
  • Batan, C. M. (2015). Ang Filipino Bilang Wika ng Pagtuturo’t Pananaliksik sa Agham Panlipunan: Isang Naratibong Sosyolohikal. HASAAN, 2.
  • Batan, C. M., & Samaco, F. L. (2013). More Than 100 Years of Sociology? A Historical Reconstruction of the Teaching of Sociology in the University of Santo Tomas. Philippine Sociological Review, 61.
  • Batan, C. M. (2012).  A conceptual exploration of istambay phenomenon in the Philippines. Philippine Sociological Review, 60 (1), 101-130.  

Books

  • Batan, C. M., Abenir, M. A. D., & Songco, E. A. (2015). Researching Student Affairs and Services (SAS): The Case of the University of Santo Tomas. Manila: Office of Student Affairs; Research Center on Culture, Education, and Social Issues; and the UST Publishing House.
  • Batan, C.M. (2010). Batong-bahay: Naratibo ng kahirapan at tagumpay ng isang karaniwang pamilyang Pilipino (Stone house: A Filipino family’s narrative of poverty and success). University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Manila Philippines. [A creative non-fiction about his family.]
  • Batan, C.M. (2000) TALIM: Mga Kuwento ng Sampung Kabataan (TALIM: Lifehistories of Ten Young People) published in Filipino by the Social Research Center, UST. [An advocacy book for rural youths with illustrations. Based on the MA thesis in Sociology, UP Diliman, Quezon City.]

Book Chapters

  • Batan, C. (2021). Unearthing historical violence in the lives of Filipino Istambays using Rizal’s theory of the colonial Philippines. In S. Swartz, A. Cooper, C. Batan & L. K. Causa (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies. London: Oxford University Press. https://www.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190930028.013.4
  • Woodman, D., Batan, C. & Sutopo, O. R. (2021). A Southeast Asian perspective on the role for the Sociology of Generations in building a global youth studies. In S. Swartz, A. Cooper, C. Batan & L. K. Causa (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies. London: Oxford University Press. https://www.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190930028.013.4
  • Cooper, A., Swartz, S., Batan, C. & Causa, L.K. (2021). Realigning theory, practice, and justice in Global South. In S. Swartz, A. Cooper, C. Batan & L. K. Causa (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies. London: Oxford University Press. https://www.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190930028.013.1
  • Batan, C., Cooper, A. Côté, J., France, A., Gilbert-Roberts, T-A., Hettige, S., Miranda, A., Nilan, P., Philipps, J. & Ugor, P. (2021). Unearthing historical violence in the lives of Filipino Istambays using Rizal’s theory of the colonial Philippines. In S. Swartz, A. Cooper, C. Batan & L. K. Causa (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies. London: Oxford University Press. https://www.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190930028.013.4
  • Batan, C. M. (2016). The Filipino Istambays (On Standbys) and Transition Crises: Locating Spaces of Social Sufferings and Hope. In M. Heathfield & D. Fusco (Eds.), Youth and Inequality on Education: Global Actions in Youth Work: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.

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