Projects

Transgender Health Justice Among Filipinos
Master’s Thesis

This thesis intends to elucidate the impact of co-occurring ideological structures, social institutions, and interpersonal processes on the experience and sense-making of health among transgender Filipinos by leveraging intersectional and health justice approaches.

Social and Political History of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines
with Dr. Gideon Lasco

Our research maps the shifts in the socio-cultural and political trends and discourses on the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Philippines beginning in the late 80s and early 90s up to the present. We particularly look at public perceptions, institutional responses, and community behaviors towards the rise of HIV and AIDS in the country.

Attitudes and Behavioral Responses to SOGIE-based Harassment

This project identifies and explores the attitudes of Filipino university students towards the LGBTQI+ community and how it informs their behavioral responses to SOGIE-based harassment. By positioning university students as bystanders in the victim-perpetrator interaction, this research intends to surface the salient facilitators and barriers to intervening in SOGIE-based harassment.