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Brief Profile

Asst. Prof. Felipe P. Jocano Jr. is a member of the faculty of the Department of Anthropology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. He has a masters’ degree in anthropology and is currently pursuing his PhD at the same department.

In addition, Prof Jocano also shares insights on Filipino culture and values to interested entities in both the academic and private sectors. He also gives lectures on these topics at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and at the Department of Psychiatry, University of the Philippines and in the past, at the Foreign Service Institute

Outside of office hours, he also teaches martial arts, focusing on Filipino, Chinese and indigenous (Mindanao) martial arts

Research Interest and Specialization

Anthropological theory; anthropology of the body; anthropology of martial arts; cultural heritage; medical anthropology (psychiatry and anthropology); economic anthropology; internet anthropology

Geographical Areas / Field Sites

Urban areas; Internet


  • Assertion of Mag-indi Ayta identity through preservation and revival of games (Asia Life Sciences July 2014); (with Prof. Rachelle Peneyra)
  • Sanib, Sapi O Tinotopak; Pastors And Priests On Possession, Psychosis And Their Resolution, in Tagalog Notions Of Mental Illness and Healing, Quezon City: Central Books (2016)
  • Martial Arts of the Philippines: Promoting Identities and Negotiating Unity in Diversity, in Ryu, Seok-yeol (ed) Southeast Asian Martial Arts: A Unique and Complex Cultural Phenomenon UNESCO ICM and UiTM (2021) (with Prof. Rachelle Peneyra)