CV Mangahas 2020

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CURRICULUM VITAE Maria F. Mangahas, PhD.

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology College of Social Sciences and Philosophy University of the the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines teleFAX: +63 (2) 4261454


Editor, Aghamtao Journal (2019-2021)

Head, Technical Committee for Anthropology

Commission for Higher Education


Personal data

Born June 29, 1966
Civil Status: Married
Ph.D. Social Anthropology, 2001. University of Cambridge (Christ’s) M.A. Anthropology, 1994. University of the Philippines, Diliman
B.A. Anthropology, 1986. University of the Philippines, Diliman


Department of Anthropology, CSSP:

World Ethnography
Seminar in Ecological Anthropology Seminar in Economic Organization


Foundations of the Behavioral Sciences Economic Anthropology
Peoples of the Philippines
Introduction to Museology

Special Problems in Museology

Inter CU PM-TMEM program /UPV-UPD-UPLB:
[Professional Master’s in Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management]
Intercultural Understanding for Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management [Course Coordinator and Lecturer]
Dynamics of Tropical Marine Social-ecological Systems [Lecturer on ‘Social Anthropological Perspectives’]

Affiliate Faculty

School of Environmental Science and Management, UP Los Banos

Center for International Studies, UP Diliman



Mangahas MF, Rodriguez-Roldan S. (2019). Recovering Filipino Production of a Maritime Anthropology In Thompson EC and Vineeta Sinha (eds.), Southeast Asian Anthropologies: National Traditions and Transnational Practices. Singapore: NUS Pres


Mangahas, Maria F. and Cynthia Neri Zayas. (2018). Continuing alongside the Katutubo: Current challenges to Filipino anthropology. Aghamtao, 26:101-120.

Mangahas, Maria F. (2018). Commentary. (on: Excerpts from the Field” by Dr. Melanie Hackenfort, Koblenz University Germany). Sabangan Academic Journal (Phil Women’s University), Vol.4:43-45.

Mangahas, Maria (2018). Paglalagom ng “’Tanghal Ayta’?: Representasyon ng IP sa Panturistang Pagtanghal”. UP Department of Anthropology H. Otley Beyer Museum Talks, Ika-17 ng Pebrero 2016. Aghamtao, Vol26.

Pido, M.D., M. Fabinyi, W. Dressler, A. Abamo, J.M. Acebes , R.M Ambong , V.A. Cinches, D. David, A. Diaz, A. Encarnacion, A. Ferrer, L.R. Garces, R.P. Gelvezon , M.R.A. Gonzales, D. Israel, M. Mangahas, M.V. Matillano, T. Narvaez, J. Pedrajas, R.M. Rosales, A. Roxas, C. Salao, N. Salayo and E.E. Yap. (2018). Policy Brief on Understanding and Governing Seafood Commodity Chains in the Philippines: Insights from Case Studies of Selected Fishery Products. Palawan State University/University of Technology Sydney and University of Melbourne. Puerto Princesa City, Philippines, 12pp.

Mangahas, Maria F. (2016). ’Gear conflicts’ and changing seascapes in Batanes. Aghamtao, 25:174-200.

Mangahas, Maria F. (2016). Television of, by, and for the Poor? On Suffering and Media Ethics. Book review of ‘The Poverty of Television. The Mediation of Suffering in Class-Divided Philippines’, by Jonathan Corpus Ong, 2015, London and NY: Anthem Press. Plaridel 13 (01) :149-155. (Book Review)

Mangahas, Maria F. (2014). DVD Piracy as Alternative Media: The Scandal of Piracy, and the Piracy of “Scandal” in the Philippines, 2005–2009. Kasarinlan (Philippine Journal of Third World Studies) 29(1):109-139.

Mangahas MF. Seasonal Ritual and the Regulation of Fishing. In: Vaz J, Aphinives N (eds.), Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment and Change Across Asia.

Kuala Lumpur: Areca Books ; 2014. pp. 199-204. (Abridged reprint of Maria F. Mangahas. (2010). Ritual Regulation of Seasonal Fishing in Batanes, Philippines. In Kenneth Ruddle and Arif Satria (eds.) Managing Coastal and Inland Waters: Pre-existing Aquatic Management Systems in Southeast Asia, Springer, with permission].

Mangahas M. (2012). 'Scandal' in Filipino Pop-Cyberculture. In: Baumann S. (ed.), Cybercultures: Cultures in Cyberspace Communities. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Mangahas M. (2010). BA Anthropology as a commodity choice. AghamTao19 :56-66.

Mangahas M. (2010). Seasonal Ritual and the Regulation of Fishing in Batanes Province, Philippines. In: K. Ruddle and A Satria (eds.), Managing Coastal and Inland Waters: Pre-existing Aquatic Management Systems in Southeast Asia. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer. pp.77-98

Mangahas, M. (June 2009). “A History of Mataw Fishing in Batanes, Philippines”. Asia-Pacific Forum. (Special Issue: Island Environmental Histories and Management in the Asia-Pacific Region). No. 44, pp. 109-135

Mangahas, M. (2008). “Making the Vanua: Collective Fishing Technology in Batanes and an Austronesian Archetype of Society.” Philippine Studies. Vol.56(2), pp.187-199

Mangahas, M. (2005). “Ang mga Bundok ng Sierra Madre Bilang isang Frontera sa Pilipinas”. Philippine Social Science Information.

Mangahas, M. (2004). ‘Compradors and Fishers: Poverty, Community and Market in Samal Island, Davao Gulf'. Pilipinas (A Journal of Philippine Studies). #43.

Mangahas, M. (2004). ‘Fishing and Performing Fair Shares.' AGHAMTAO (Journal of the Ugnayang Pang-AghamTao/Anthropological Association of the Philippines). Volume 10.

Mangahas, M. (2004). ‘Narratives of Power in the Landscapes of a New City’. Banwa (A biannual referreed journal published by the University of the Philippines in Mindanao). 1(1): 37-74.

Mangahas M. (2003). Two Fishers' Knowledge Systems and Frontier Strategies in the Philippines. In Nigel Haggan, Claire Brignall and Louisa Wood (eds.), Putting Fishers’ Knowledge to Work. Conference Proceedings, August 27-30, 2001. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 2003, Volume11 Number 1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada: Fisheries Centre Research Reports; 2003 :340-346

Mangahas MF. (2003). (Book Review) Fenella Cannell, 1999, Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines, Cambridge University Press. Cambridge Anthropology (A Journal of the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University) [Internet]. 1999;21 (1) :101-104.

Mangahas M. (1999). (Review Essay) On Raul Pertierra's 'Emancipation Within Culture'. Public Policy. 1999;3 (1) :119-121.

Mangahas M. (1998). Modern bongkog: 'temporary weddings' and dual Samal and Bisaya identities in Samal Island, Davao Gulf. Pilipinas. 1998;30 :45-62.

Mangahas M (1998). The traditional mataw fishers of Batanes. In: Kasaysayan: The Story of the Filipino People. Vol. 2 . Manila: Asia Publishing/Reader's Digest Asia ; 1998. pp. 45-62.


Mangahas M. (1994). Indigenous Coastal Resources Management: The Case of Mataw Fishing in Batanes. Quezon City: Center for Integrative and Development Studies. University of the Philippines, Diliman.; 1994 pp. 56pp.



Exhibit Curator. “Anthro@100: Sandaang Taon ng Aghamtao/100 Years of Philippine Anthropology”, October-November 2017, Bulwagan ng Dangal, U.P. Diliman



Presenter. “Anthropology, Sociology and Filipino Social Science”. Presented at the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) Round Table at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress Bangkok, Thailand (15-17 July 2015), Theme: Re-imagining Anthropological and Sociological Boundaries.

Panelist. “Teaching 'Intercultural understanding' for 'managers' in tropical ecosystems: narratives from Philippine contexts”. ICOPHIL-10 (10th International Conference on Philippine Studies) 6-8 July 2016, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Theme: "Re-imagining community, scholarship, and citizenship" [For the panel-"Philippine Marine Environments: History and Heritage in the Age of the Dugong" convened by Anthony David Medrano].



Peer Reviewer/referee:
Reviewer of Book Manuscript. For UP Press. “Performing Catholicism: Faith and Ambivalence in a Philippine Province”. July 2014.

For Hukay. Review of article entitled: “The Last Voyage of the Dead: The Milky Way and the Boat-Shaped Burial Markers of the Philippines Archipelago”. 2014

For Kasarinlan. Blind review of article entitled: “Intimacy and Tension: The Sense of Identity in Social Relationships in Mindoro”.

For Social Science Diliman. Peer review of article entitled: “Savaxay and the language of kinship in Batanic communities” Vol. 13(2)

Membership in Technical Committee:

Chair, Technical Committee for Anthropology, Commission for Higher Education, and

Member, Technical Panel for Social Sciences and Communication, Commission for Higher Education. [2014-present]

Member, Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Committee, [Sept.1, 2017 – Sept.30, 2022] Member, Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Pool of Experts

Membership in International Academic Organizations:

- Philippine Studies Association [Life Member]

Invited resource person / speaker / workshop participant (to government agencies):

Resource Speaker, “Youth Dialogue on cybersecurity”, Department of Information Communications Technology. March 22, 2016, Tuesday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, ICTO Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

Participant. Round Table Discussion to enrich the set up and implementation of the Philippine Indigenous Peoples Ethnography (PIPE) project. 18 April 2017, National Commission for Indigenous Peoples, Quezon Avenue.

Resource Person. “Social Mobilization Workshop, to discuss ‘The Craft of Ethnography and Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines: A Sourcebook for the Implementation of the Philippine Indigenous Peoples Ethnographies (PIPES) Project’, December 8 to 12, 2017, Camelot Hotel, 35 Mother Ignacia Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila


Participant. “National Consortium’s Inception Workshop: Philippine Indigenous Peoples’ Ethnographies Project of the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples”, July 31-1 August, 2017, Sequoia Hotel, Mother Ignacia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City




Trainer. ‘Participant observation.’ 2017 UP CSSP Extramural Training Seminar for Social Science Teachers: “Training Research for Senior High and College Students” Palma Hall, UP Diliman. 22- 23 April 2017.


Evaluator/reviewer. Proposal submitted under the UP System-Enhanced Creative Works and Research Grant (ECWRG). 16 November 2018.

Category judge / Expert in the Social Sciences Category. 36th National Book Awards. 2016


Officer in a Professional Organization:

President. Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT/Anthropological Association of the Philippines. October 2014 - November 2017

Philippine Social Science Council- Representative for Anthropology/UGAT: 2014




Convenor of the panel. “Dagatnung Kinabuhi: A review of maritime and archipelagic perspectives in Philippine anthropology” UP Anthropology@100: International conference marking the centennial of Philippine anthropology. 1-2 December 2017, National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED), UP Diliman

Convenor of panel. “UGAT noon hanggang ngayon: Pag-uugat at pagsasanga ng UGAT (Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc.) sa Kasaysayan ng antropolohiya sa Pilipinas” UP Anthropology@100: International conference marking the centennial of Philippine anthropology. 1-2 December 2017, National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED), UP Diliman.

Panel convenor, “Ecosystems knowledges in the Anthropocene” for 40th UGAT Annual Conference, (Our Interconnectedness: Doing anthropology in a time of ecological crisis). Palawan State University (PSU), Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, 8 - 10 November 2018.


‘1st UP Interdisciplinary Book Forum: Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores’ Tapping Ink: Tattooing Identities’. Likhaan, University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing and the University of the Philippines Press. September 30, 2016.

Anthropology Student Conference. 13 November 2015 / CHSS AVR / UP Mindanao.

‘Mulat: The 6th Sining del Pilar’. 15 March 2016. TV Studio of the CMC Media Center, College of Mass Communications, UP Diliman.

‘Hierarchy and egalitarianism in Austronesia/Ocenaia’. Dec 2-3, 2016. National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

Moderator / Facilitator

Facilitator. Contemporary Figures in Philippine Anthropology (H.Otley Beyer Museum Talks), Department of Anthropology, UP Diliman. March 7, 2014.

Moderator: Social relatedness, the State, and social transformation: Social transformation among the falangaw Amis of Taiwan; Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Austronesian Taiwan.

Moderator. Plenary Talk: The Rights of Indigenous Filipinos and the Universal Human Rights Project” during the 39th UGAT Annual Conference. “The Struggle for Rights: Anthropological Reflections on What is, and What ought to be”. Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, 9-11 November 2017

Moderator. Distinguished Lecture: “Negotiating the Platforms of Knowledge Production in Anthropology to advance Women’s Human Rights and Promote Gender Equality”. 39th UGAT Annual Conference. Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, 9-11 November 2017

Moderator of panel: “Ilang pangyayari ugnay sa etnograpiya at aghamtao sa Pilipinas sa kasalukuyan”. UP Anthropology@100: International conference marking the centennial of Philippine anthropology. 1-2 December 2017, National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED), UP Diliman

Membership in committees:
College Committees – Library; Enviroment and Spaces; Research Ethics Department Committees – Library, Museum and Laboratory;


Resource person. ‘Traditional Ecological Knowledge’. For Arts and Sciences Fusion/“Ethnoscience and Wildlife Ecology: Bridging Culture and Science Thru Human Environment Relations and Knowledge”. April 23, 2018, UPLB

Speaker. Fieldwork among the Mataws of Mahatao. UP Anthropology Field School 2018. 28 June 2018, 7:30pm Mahatao Elementary School Auditorium.

Tagapagsalita. ‘Pagsasalarangan: Ang Fieldwork bilang Ahensiya ng Paghubog sa Kalinangang Pang-Antropologo’/3pTalk. 16 Nobyembre 2018, CSSP, UP Diliman.


Researcher. National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Search and documentation process of the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Nominees. 2016.

- Maria F. Mangahas January 2020


Maria F. Mangahas is Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has a PhD. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (2001), and MA in Anthropology from the University of the Philippines Diliman (1994). Coastal and small-scale fishing communities had been an area of research since 1987-88. Long term fieldwork sites are Batanes and Samal Island, Davao Gulf. The ethnographic themes she has explored center on traditional fishing culture and the community economy, and on impoverishment and sharing, as well as tradition and identity born out of the interaction and circulation of people ('indigenous' and migrants). From 2009 she looked into the phenomenon of digitized 'scandals' and the culture of media piracy in the Philippines, including the unauthorized circulation of pirated DVDs in response to current events as a form of alternative media. More recent research undertakings have been into the history of anthropology in the Philippines, and investigating the apparent absence of the maritime or archipelagic perspective in Philippine Anthropology. Her publications and papers have been on indigenous coastal resource management, 'gear conflicts' and changing seascapes, collective fishing technology, notions of 'luck' and leadership, the rural as 'frontier', digital piracy as alternative media, and maritime anthropology in the Philippines. She was President of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao Inc. (Anthropological Association of the Philippines) in 2014-2017, and is currently Editor of its official journal, Aghamtao.