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Brief Profile

Sol is one of the faculty members in the Department who has finished both undergraduate and graduate degrees all in Anthropology. She deviated a bit in between her anthropology degrees and finished a course in Nursing and is now a Registered Nurse, having successfully hurdled the Professional Licensure Examinations for Nurses. Her interests include Gender and Sexuality, the Anthropology of Disaster, Culture, Health and Ecology, and, Food and Culture. She has done fieldwork in the provinces of Batangas, Iloilo, Albay and South Cotabato, aside from Metro Manila. Sol was the Field School Director of the Anthropology Majors of Batch 2005-2006 who did their field work in La Trinidad, Benguet and one of the field school programs of Batch 2004-2005 which went to Tanauan City in Batangas. She occupied administrative positions in the Department and the University such as the Assistant College Secretary of the CSSP from 1998-1999 and the Department Graduate Program Coordinator from 2007 to the present. She has also been Coordinator of the the UP Diliman Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment since 2006. She was a member of the CHED Technical Panel on History and Anthropology in 2010.

Research Interest and Specialization

Gender and Sexuality, Anthropology of Disaster, Cultural Ecology of Health

Geographical Areas / Field Sites

Surigao Del Norte, Davao De Oro, Batangas, Albay, Antique, Metro Manila

Research Involvements

  • Ethnography of sanitation practices
  • Resettlement Component of the Project Completion Report of the ADB/RP Pasig River Rehabilitation Program
  • Development of the Zero Open Defecation Program (ZODP)
  • DOST project on : Voices of YOlanda: Narratives of risk and coping among affected people in Tacloban City, Guiuan, Eastern Samar and San Francisco, Cebu.

Research Reports

  • Contextualizing sanitation practices in the local culture: Sanitation among the B’laan and the some Muslim communities in South Cotabato.


  • Dalisay, Soledad Natalia M., Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr, Joseph Aaron S. Joe, Carlo R. Lumangaya, and Reginaldo D. Cruz. (2022). Critical medical ecology and intersectionality perspectives in schistosomiasis prevention and control in selected communities in Mindanao, the Philippines. Journal of Biosocial Science.
  • Dalisay, Soledad Natalia M. and Michael L. Tan. (2021). Beyond push and pull: the narratives, aspirations and remittance practices of OFWs in Hong Kong and Taiwan and their families. Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, 57(2): 36–64.
  • Dalisay, Soledad Natalia M. (March 2019). Remembering disasters: the role of ICH in disaster memory. In Wataru Iwamoto and Yoko Nojima (eds.). Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters, Osaka, Japan: International Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region, pp.38-41.
  • Dalisay, Soledad Natalia M. and Mylene Hazel de Guzman (2016). Risk and culture: the case of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal vol.25 iss 5, pp. 701-714.
  • Dalisay, Soledad Natalia M. (July to December 2015). Sensing the world: Social
    sensorium in the chemical use of selected youth in the Philippines. Social Science Diliman, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 90-110.