Department of Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate and graduate courses in the five fields of anthropology: cultural and social anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and anthropological theory. The courses are designed to help students understand human biological and cultural diversity and the forces that shape cultural evolution and social change.


  • Eufracio C. Abaya, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Anthropology Director, Folklore Studies, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Director, Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, University of the Philippines Medical Anthropology, Folklore, Culture and Personality, Anthropological Theories Geographical Areas: Zambales, Cagayan, Ilocos

  • Celia M. Antonio

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Adviser, Department of Anthropology Social Anthropology Geographical Areas: Bulacan, Rizal

  • Jerome B. Bailen, MA

Associate Professor Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Human Evolution, Primate Behaviour, Folklore Geographical Areas: Pangasinan

  • Mary Constancy C. Barrameda, MA

Assistant Professor Political Anthropology, Philippine Indigenous Law, Philippine Ethnic Groups, Ecological Anthropology Geographical Areas: Cordillera, Mindanao

  • Nestor T. Castro, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Administration and External Affairs and Assistant Professor Political Anthropology, Archaeology, Social Anthropology Geographical Areas: Cordillera, Batanes, Mindoro, Muslim Mindanao

  • Soledad M. Dalisay, PhD

Assistant Professor Medical Anthropology, Gender, Sexuality & Culture, Human Biology; Nutritional Anthropology Geographical Areas: Iloilo, Batangas, Southeast Asia

  • Francisco A. Datar. PhD

Professor Nutritional Anthropology, Osteology, Human Evolution Geographical Areas: Sorsogon, Batanes, Cordillera

  • Felipe P. Jocano Jr., MA

Assistant Professor Culture and Personality, Religious System, Community Studies, Culture Change, Language and Culture Geographical Areas: Urban Centers

  • Maria F. Mangahas, PhD

Assistant Professor Ecological Anthropology, Museology, Maritime Anthropology Geographical Area: Batanes, Davao

  • Michael L. Tan, PhD

Associate Professor, Chairperson, Department of Anthropology Head, Medical Anthropology Section, Social Medicine Unit, University of the Philippines College of Medicine Medical Anthropology, Sexuality and Gender Studies, Anthropological Theories, Ethnicities Geographical Areas: Southeast and East Asia

  • Carlos Tatel Jr.

Assistant Professor Archaeology, Historical anthropology Geographical Areas: Southeast Asia


  • Mary Racelis

Professorial Lecturer Development Anthropology; Urban Anthropology

  • Wilfredo Ronquillo

Professorial Lecturer Archaeology

  • Monica Santos

Professorial Lecturer