Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities

Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities

The Three Main Areas of Concern

On Culture. “Culture” is where all three major branches of knowledge/university departments (natural sciences, social sciences and humanities) may intersect, as the term’s connotation expands. For example, the faculty may engage in the following research projects: “A Cultural History of Science Research in the University,” “Ethnography of a Cultural Event: A Grounded Theory Approach,” and “The Political Economy of an Art Form.” “Culture” allows for the convergences of disciplines. “Culture” is grounded in both the humanities and the social sciences and the potential collaborations that may be engaged through the said boulders of disciplines may help propel interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinary and pandisciplinarity in the university.

On the Arts. Inseparable from the humanities are the arts, which include literature, music, fine arts, media arts, digital arts and architecture. Broadly, it may refer to the “liberal arts,” which is the philosophical basis of the humane letters. It its contemporary sense, it also refers to the applied arts of painting, sculpture, music, film, broadcast, architecture, digital, popular art, folk art and other emergent art forms and modes.

On the Humanities. The humanistic research paradigm may be interpreted as the counterpoint of the empirical research. Firstly, humanistic research investigates the human sciences in their various connotations: the arts, culture and philosophy. Secondly, in an age of posthumanism and postmodernism, it may be beneficial to reassert the value of the human being through the following disciplines: philosophy, languages, linguistics, literature, media arts, art studies, religion and history. The humanities – both as epistemological bases and as a cluster of research paradigms – should be able to enliven both theoretical and applied researches in the university. Thirdly, the phenomenological and hermeneutical paradigms of qualitative research methods draw inspiration from the humanistic disciplines.

Rationale

The aim of the research center is to set the agenda, to manage and to evaluate researches in the humanities. It also serves the purpose of assisting the institution in its bid to reach the status of a research university; the humanities being the other half of the flagship group of disciplines that constitutes a modern institution of higher learning. Moreover, it should enrich instruction, embolden extension services, and chart the professional careers of faculty members as they position themselves at the forefront of knowledge production. Because the humanities are deeply connected to the written word and other expressions of language, the research publication and other discourse-related events of the university may be further energized by this move of establishing a nexus for research. As a classical university, UST adheres to the formation of the human being steeped in Catholic and Thomistic value of faith through reason. This requires grounding in philosophy, literature, religion and the arts. Said core value should find application in the research efforts of the faculties in the various disciplines engaged in humanistic education.

Mission

Vision

Mission

The mission of RCCAH is to produce new knowledge in Filipino culture, arts and humanities by providing venue to emergent research that locates our nation’s identity and consciousness in a transnational imaginary and within a burgeoning technology-propelled public sphere.

Vision

RCCAH envisions itself to working dynamically towards contributing to UST’s efforts to becoming a research university. It addresses local and global concerns for cultural diversity, cultural difference, gender difference, inclusive growth, multiple literacies and changing mindscapes that converge with cyber-technological systems and the contemporary climate for life-processes and thought-formations that they inhabit and/or construct.

Research Interest Groups

Architecture Studies

Assoc. Prof. Leah P. dela Rosa, PhD (Lead)

Doctor of Philosophy in Environment Studies

Asst. Prof. Sylvia D. Clemente, MSc

Master of Science in Urban Planning

Asst. Prof. Ruth Marie I. Equipaje, MS

Master of Science in Sustainable Urban Development

Master of Science in Regional Development Planning

Asst. Prof. Vinson P. Serrano, MS

Master of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management

Asst. Prof. Felicismo A. Tejuco, Jr., MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Cecilia May S. Villanueva, MA

Master of Architecture, major in Architectural Design

Communication and Media Studies

Economics Studies

Communication and Media Studies

Asst. Prof. Gwenetha Y. Pusta, PhD (Lead)

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Development Studies

Asst. Prof. Christian V. Esguerra, MA

Master of Arts in Theology, major in Social-Pastoral Communication

Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Rebecca L. Ortuoste, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Mr. Felipe F. Salvosa II, MA

Master of Arts in Economics

Economics Studies

Assoc. Prof. Carlos L. Manapat, DBA

Doctor of Business Administration

Fine Arts and Design Studies

History Studies

Fine Arts and Design Studies

Asst. Prof. Mary Ann V. Bulanadi, PhD (Lead)

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Development Studies

Assoc. Prof. Lilia C. de Jesus, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

Asst. Prof. Guillerma L. Mendoza, MBA

Master in Business Administration

History Studies

Assoc. Prof. Archie B. Resos, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in History

Asst. Prof. Isabel Annesley S. Abao, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Southeast Asian Studies

Asst. Prof. Emmanuel Jeric A. Albela, MA

Master of Arts in History

Asst. Prof. Janet C. Atutubo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Southeast Asian Studies

Literary and Cultural Studies

Prof. John Jack G. Wigley, PhD (Lead)

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Literature

Mr. Paul A. Castillo, MA

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Mr. Lawdenmarc Y. Decamora, MA

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Asst. Prof. Joselito D. delos Reyes, PhD

Doktor sa Pilosopiya sa Araling Filipino – Wika, Kultura, Midya

Assoc. Prof. Ralph S. Galan, MA

Master of Arts in English Studies: Creative Writing

Asst. Prof. Jinky Rose P. Gino-Gino, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Southeast Asian Studies

Asst. Prof. Jeanette P. Grajo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Literature

Asst. Prof. Abigail T. Pagalilauan, MHist, MTS

Master of History

Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Asst. Prof. Benedict B. Parfan, MFA

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Asst. Prof. Chuckberry J. Pascual, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Filipino

Prof. Felicidad G. Pereña, EdD

Doctor of Education, major in Curriculum and Instruction

Asst. Prof. Luciana L. Urquiola, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in English

Mr. Joselito B. Zulueta, MA

Master of Arts in Literature

Musicology

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Alexandra I. Chua, PhD (Lead)

Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology

Assoc. Prof. Dolores T. Andres, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Mr. Arthur Erskine M. Basilio, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Assoc. Prof. Renato B. Lucas, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in History

Philosophy Studies

Prof. Paolo A. Bolaños, PhD (Lead)

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

 

Assoc. Prof. Fleurdeliz A. Albela, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Asst. Prof. Marella Ada M. Bolaños, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Assoc. Prof. Jovito V. Cariño, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Prof. Franz Giuseppe F. Cortez, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Mr. Emmanuel C. de Leon, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Ms. Darlene O. Demandante, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Asst. Prof. John Vincent P. Ignacio, MA

Master in Learning and Teaching

Asst. Prof. Rhochie Avelino E. Matienzo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Prof. Robert A. Montaña, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Assoc. Prof. Ian Raymond B. Pacquing, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Asst. Prof. Roland Theuas D. Pada, MA

Master of Arts in Philosophy

 

Asst. Prof. Raniel S.M. Reyes, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

 

Assoc. Prof. Rene D. Tadle, MA

Master of Arts in Philosophy

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