Faculty of Arts and Letters mentor Prof. Clarence M. Batan, Ph.D., presented
papers and served as program coordinator and session organizer at the
XIX World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada from July 15 to 21, 2018.
Batan, who teaches under the Department of Sociology, presented two
papers, first on his research expertise on the istambay phenomenon titled,
“Unearthing Structural & Symbolic Violences in the Lives of Filipino
Istambays,”and second, as a documenter of history of Philippine Sociology titled, “Recent Developments and Prospects in the Teaching, Training and Practice of Sociology in the Philippines.” He also served as program coordinator of the RC34 Sociology of Youth panels and as session organizer of Migration, Mobilities and Borders with youth sociologists from France, China, Spain, and Japan.
Batan, a renowned sociologist, is Vice President for Asia of the Research
Committee (RC) 34 – Sociology of Youth (2014-2018) and President of the Philippine Sociological Society (2017-2018).
The World Congress of Sociology brings together more than 5,000
sociologists and social scientists every four years. The next world congress will be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2022.