Efenita M. Taqueban teaches social anthropology, with interests in global political economy, human rights, and social suffering. Her masters thesis drew from the stories of induced abortion by mothers from an urban poor community in Manila. With focus on research and policy development, she serves as a legal advocate with the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, a legal, research and policy institute working for the rights of indigenous peoples and rural poor communities to land, natural resources and environment.
She has particular interest in how critical political economic theory applies to acute social problems and how it frames an understanding of structural violence, and the nexus of power and inequity and its manifestations in community and individual realities of social suffering.
Global Political Economy, Human Rights, and Social Suffering