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Current Fellows

2019-20 Research Fellows

Jeane Peracullo
Jeane Peracullo (Fall 2019)

Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy
De La Salle University
(Manila, Philippines)

Research focus: Titled "The Virgin of the Vulnerable Lake: Religious Engagements with Climate Change in the Philippines,” this project explores religious engagements with climate change vis-a-vis the extreme vulnerability of bodies of water in the Philippines' Caysasay region. She draws connections to the many miraculous healings, mostly involving water, attributed to the image of the Virgen de Caysasay, which was believed to have been fished out of a river in the Caysasay region in 1603. 

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Ruben Mendoza
Ruben Mendoza (Winter/Spring 2020)

Immediate Past Chair of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
(Manila, Philippines)

Research focus: Titled "Navigating Religious Identity in the Currents of Mission: The Case of the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo," this project highlights the southern Filipino town of Jolo, where Christians account for only 5% of the population. It asks the following questions: How does the interplay of Christian and Islamic traditions affect a Christian’s identity? And what strategies does the Church employ to carry out its mission in a region where it is a minority?

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