#PHISO2020 Exploratory Workshop: “Decolonizing Global Studies: Charting Trends, Mapping Trajectories”


In line with the international conference, Decolonizing Global Studies: Charting Trends, Mapping Trajectories, a four-day intensive academic workshop will be held intended for early-career academics in the Philippines engaged in research that fall within the broad themes of the conference. Organized by the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies Decolonial Studies Program in partnership with the Philippine International Studies Organization and Miriam College International Studies Department, the workshop aims to provide an avenue for academic exchange and mentorship to advance decolonial theories and methods in the social sciences and humanities. Seven to ten participants will be selected to participate in the workshop which has three main goals:

  • Discuss theoretical approaches and methods in decolonizing global studies and relevant research on decoloniality;
  • Provide mentorship to the participants in terms of developing their paper’s theoretical and methodological elements as well as style in preparation for publication; and
  • Strengthen a network of researchers engaged in the field of decolonial studies.

The accepted papers for the academic workshop are:

Buddhist Protectionism, Political Imaginaries of Belonging and Prospects for Covenantal Pluralism in Myanmar
Alexander Horstmann, Tallinn University, Estonia

What causes coloniality of knowledge? Theorizing academic dependency
Caroline M. Schöpf, Hong Kong Baptist University

Decolonizing Gender Identities in Indonesia (Study Case: Bissu in Bugis People)
Petsy Jessy Ismoyo, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Indonesia

The (Post)Colonial Medicalization of the Filipino/a “Homosexual” (1965-1968)
Kiel Ramos Suarez, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Palit-Palette: A Study on the Creation of Philippine Modern Visual Art through the selected Postwar Artworks of Hernando R. Ocampo, Vicente S. Manansala, and Arturo R. Luz, 1947-1959
Reynan S. Lachica, Pasig City Science High School, Philippines

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