As it ushers in its 30th anniversary in 2018, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted the UP Symposium on Gender Politics in Our Time on 7-8 December 2017 at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), UP Diliman.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Neferti Xina M. Tadiar of Barnard College, Columbia University. Panel presentations covered themes on Gender Politics in the Academy, Gender in Academic Functions: Governance, Gender in Academic Functions: Research, Gender in Academic Functions: Curriculum, Gender in Academic Functions: Curriculum and Research, and Exploring Gender and Populism(s) in Contemporary Time.
Speakers were Dr. Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong of the Department of Philosophy, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), UP Diliman; Dr. J. Neil C. Garcia of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL), College of Arts and Letters (CAL), UP Diliman; Dr. Zenaida Q. Reyes of the College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research, Philippine Normal University (PNU); Mae Lin Jiwani L. Lactaoen of the Center for Women and Gender Studies, UP Manila; Prof. Maria Aurora Teresita W. Tabada of the Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies (ISRDS), Visayas State University (VSU), Leyte; Prof. Rosalyn R. Echem of the Gender Research and Resource Center, Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Zamboanga City; Dr. Nathalie A. Verceles of the Department of Women and Development Studies (DWDS), College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman, Dr. Melissa DL. Amosco of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital (PGH); Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UP Mindanao; Dr. Anthony GH. Cordero of the Community Health and Development Program, UP Manila; Prof. Rameses A. De Jesus of the Office of Gender Concerns, UP Open University (UPOU); Prof. Aileen Paguntalan-Mijares of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), UP Los Baños (UPLB); Dr. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel of the UP Diliman Gender Office (DGO) and the Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas (DFPP), CAL, UP Diliman; and Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco of the Department of Political Science, CSSP, UP Diliman.
The symposium aims to provide a venue to examine, discuss, debate, and reflect on the gender issues of our time. It focuses on the contributions of contemporary scholarship in gender and women’s studies to our understanding of gender politics and its critical intersections with power in all levels and aspects of our lived realities.