Congratulations to Aries Arugay (U Philippines-Diliman) and Sharon Quinsaat (U Pittsburg), organizers of the PSG-sponsored panel “30 Years of People Power: Mobilization during Crises and Change in Philippine Democracy,” and accepted at AAS 2016! Additional papers from Marco Garrido (U Chicago), and Celso Villegas (Kenyon College) are rounded out by discussant Vincent Boudreau (City U New York). The papers will provide fresh perspectives on EDSA and “People Power” mobilizations as we mark the 30th anniversary of that watershed event. Congratulations, too, to other colleagues with accepted papers and panels! We’d love to hear from you so we can spread the word to colleagues attending the conference.
We will open applications for the 2016 PSG Travel Awards sometime in February 2016. New this cycle: Any graduate student with an accepted paper at the AAS 2016 in Seattle or the AAS-in-Asia 2016 in Kyoto presenting on Philippine topics, issues, and themes can apply. The amounts vary per year but we seek to match the AAS Graduate Student Stipend which in 2015 was $280. You have to present your paper in person to receive the award but unlike the AAS stipend, ours does not limit geographical location. To view last year’s call for applications, see PSG TRAVEL AWARD 2015 To view last year’s awardees, click here. We hope every graduate student who applies for the PSG Travel Award also takes advantage of the AAS graduate student stipend; we have no control over the AAS stipend but are happy to spread the word to double the impact!
-Cheree Quizon & Megan Thomas