Azada-Palacios, Rowena Anthea

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Dr. Azada-Palacios is a philosopher of education. She completed her doctorate in Philosophy of Education at University College London in the United Kingdom. She received a master’s degree (with distinction) in Citizenship Education from the Institute of Education in London and her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University.

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Arendt
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Political Thought
Courses Taught: 
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Approaches to Teaching Philosophy
  • The Human Condition
  • Discerning Life Questions
Azada-Palacios, Rowena. 2021. Hybridity and National Identity in Post-colonial Schools. Educational Philosophy and Theory. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2021.1920393
Azada-Palacios, Rowena. 2021. Schools as Social Spaces: Towards an Arendtian Approach to Education in Multicultural Contexts. Journal of Philosophy of Education. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9752.12577
Cheong, Stella Micheong; Azada-Palacios, Rowena; Beye, Kamille; Lang, Adam, Saud, Naur; Tong, Yaobin. 2021. Collective Autobiographical Reflexivity on Active and Compassionate Citizenship in the COVID-19 Crisis. Perspectives in Education 39 (1), 304-322. DOI: 10.18820/2519593X/pie.v39.i1.19
Tesar, Marek; Hytten, Kathy; Hoskins, Te Kawehau; Rosiek, Jerry; Jackson, Y., Alecia; Hand, Michael; Roberts, Peter; Opiniano, Gina A.; Matapo, Jacoba; St. Pierre, Elizabeth Adams; Azada-Palacios, Rowena; Kuby, Candace R.; Jones, Alison; Mazzei, Lisa A. ; Maruyama, Yasushi; O’Donnell, Aislinn; Dizon-Román, Ezekiel; Wang Chengbing; Huang, Zhongjing; Chen, Lei; Peters, Michael A. & Jackson, Liz. (2021) Philosophy of education in a new key: Future of philosophy of education. Educational Philosophy and Theory. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2021.1946792
Azada, Rowena Anthea B. 2005. Threads of Postmodernity in Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought. The Loyola Schools Review 4, 3-21.
Azada, Rowena Anthea B. 2005. Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of World-Building. Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture 9 (1): 1-18. 
Azada, Rowena B. and Hermida, Ranilo B. 2001. People Power Revolution: Perspectives form Hannah Arendt and Jürgen Habermas. Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture 5 (1): 85-149. 
Azada-Palacios, Rowena Anthea. 2019. ‘Arendt and Teacher Education.’ Chapter in Encyclopaedia of Teacher Education. Springer.
Azada-Palacios, Rowena Anthea. 2017. Review of Jana Mohr Lone and Michael D. Burroughs, Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialogue in Schools (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture 21(3).
Azada-Palacios, Rowena Anthea and Mariano, Pamela Joy. 2012. ‘Philippines, Education of Ethnic Minorities in.’ Chapter in Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. James Banks, editor. Sage. 
Azada, Rowena Anthea. 2008. ‘Self-Revelation and Political Consciousness: Insights from Hannah Arendt.’ In Philosophical Papers: Selected Papers Delivered at PAP Conferences, Vol. III: Reflections on Some Contemporary Issues, pp. 102-108. Rolando M. Gripaldo and Jove Jim S. Aguas, editors. PAP.
2021. ‘Hybridity and the Teaching of National Identity in Schools’. Invited lecture. Decolonising the Curriculum in Higher Education – Visiting Speaker Series. The University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education and Sport. 30 April 2021. Online.
2021. ‘Hannah Arendt’s Phenomenology.’ Invited lecture. Women and Phenomenology webinar. University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Philosophy. 29 April 2021. Online.
2019. ‘Is a Different Type of Nationalism Possible? Reconceptualizing National Identity for a New Decade’. Invited plenary lecture. Philosophical Association of the Philippines Midyear Conference. 16 November 2019. University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 
2019. ‘Hannah Arendt: The Social, The Political, and Schools’. Invited lecture. PESGB London Branch Philosophy of Education Research Seminar. 16 October 2019. UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
Member, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britian.
Member, Philosophical Association of the Philippines (board secretary, 2007-2010)
Member, International Network of Philosophers of Education
Member, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia
Member, Women Doing Philosophy