Research Clusters of the School of Social Sciences

Culture, memory and nationhood are placed in the context of historical moments, local as well as national; globalization; institutional stability and change; and individual agencies. The actors include elites as well as the common people in the political, intellectual,...

The research cluster on environment, society and sustainable development will produce knowledge that addresses the central issue of how the patterns of access, control, and management of resources (both social and environmental) have challenged the sustainability of the...

The Family, Youth, and Education research cluster is directed towards a social transformation agenda. It envisions research that can contribute to the social development and psychological well-being of the Filipino family and the Filipino youth and to the reform of the...

An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research cluster, Global Flows and Regional Integration, is for faculty members from any discipline of the School of Social Sciences who are interested in examining the trans-national movements of people, goods, and ideas.  It is also...

Knowledge mobilization, or the use of knowledge towards the achievement of goals, is central to social change and development. This research cluster on Knowledge and Social Innovation focuses on how knowledge is produced, transmitted, received, evaluated, and integrated into...

The Peace, Justice and Democratic Governance cluster welcomes research work related to peace, social justice and democratic governance. We encourage multidisciplinary lenses that view social phenomena across micro, meso, and macro analytical levels. The following...