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Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo

Sociocultural anthropologist Humboldt University BerlinInstitute of Asian and African Studies
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Rosa Cordillera Castillo is a Filipina sociocultural anthropologist. Her dissertation (2017, FU Berlin), an ethnography of Maguindanaon adherents of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Southern Philippines, explores the workings of imagination in the formation of subjectivities and in the (un)making of the Bangsamoro imagined community by giving attention to imagination’s links with memory, temporality, emotions, and action. Her current research among Filipino supporters of Rodrigo Duterte, Alternative für Deutschland, and Donald Trump in the Philippines, Germany, and the United States respectively, looks at how social categories are conceptualized, discussed, and deployed by these Filipinos in their understandings of, and stances towards, certain pressing issues in the Philippines and in their countries of residence abroad.


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