Cornelio, Jayeel S.

Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio is Associate Professor and the Director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is also an associate editor of the journal Social Sciences and Missions (published by Brill). The broad theme of his work is religion and social change in the Philippines. His scholarly writings have appeared in a number of edited volumes and leading journals (including Social Compass, Religion, State & Society, and Politics, Religion & Ideology). He is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion (2016), which has been featured in a book symposium by the Journal of World Christianity. He is also the editor of Rethinking Filipino Millennials: Alternative Perspectives on a Misunderstood Generation (2020). Apart from regularly contributing to Rappler, Jayeel has also written for New Mandala, the Union of Catholic Asian News, and Christianity Today. For his scholarship, Jayeel received the Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award from the Philippine Social Science Council in 2015. In 2017 the National Academy of Science and Technology named him one of the eight Outstanding Young Scientists of the Philippines. He is also the recipient of the 2018-2019 Rev. Pacifico Ortiz, SJ Endowed Professorial Chair at the Ateneo de Manila University. Jayeel finished PhD in sociology in 2011 at the National University of Singapore as a recipient of a doctoral grant from the Asia Research Institute. He has since held visiting posts at Lancaster University, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen
Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Director, Development Studies Program (1 April 2017-31 May 2020)

Contact No.: 
8426 6001 local 5218
Faculty Position: 
Associate Professor
Courses Taught: 

DEV 100.3 Perspectives in Development: Sociology
DS 120 Research Methods
DS 140 Practicum in Social Development
DS 150 Field Specialization
DS 165.35 Research in Development Issues

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