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DalisaySoledad Natalia M. Dalisay, PhD



Office Address:

Room No. 1324
Pavilion 1
University of the Philippines – Diliman

Tel:+63 (2) 981-8500 loc 2114

 Geographical Areas: Iloilo, Batangas, Polomolok, Metro Manila

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 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 porject on :  Voices of YOlanda:  Narratives of risk and coping among affected people in Tacloban City, Guiuan, EAstern Samar and San Francisco, Cebu.


  • Beyond men and women:  A critical perspective on gender and disaster. (22 September 2016). Disasters. DOI: 10.1111/disa.12209.
  • Risk and culture:  the case of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  (2016).  Disaster Prevention and Management:  An International Journal vol.25 iss 5, pp. 701-714.


  • Sensing the world:  Social sensorium in the chemical use of selected youth in the Philippines.  (July to December 2015).  Social Science Diliman, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 90-110.
  • Engaging local knowledge for disaster risk reduction.  (2014).  Kasarinlan:  Philippine Journal for Third World Studies, 29 (2):  75-102.
  • Structural drivers of genders and sexualities: Continuity and change in the Philippines from 1985 to 2010.  (2014).  Mobile sexualities:  Transformations of gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia.  Thailand:  The Southeast Asian Consortium on Gender, Sexuality and Health c/o Center for Health Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University Salaya Campus.
  • Changing spaces in the transformation of genders and sexualities in the Philippines:  Mobile phone usage and household helpers in Metro Manila.  (2014).  Mobile sexualities:  Transformations of gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia.  Thailand:  The Southeast Asian Consortium on Gender, Sexuality and Health c/o Center for Health Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University Salaya Campus.
  • From Deviant to Bakla, Strong to Stronger:  Mainstreaming Sexual and Gender Minorities into Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines.  Forum for Development Studies.  DOI:  10.1080/08039410.2014.952330.


  • The Ravaging Storm:  Using an Anthropological Lens in Disaster Studies. (2011). In Carlos P. Tatel, Jr. (ed.).  Ethnographies of Disaster:  The 2009 UP Anthropology Field School, Tiwi, Albay.  Legazpi City:  Aquinas University of Legazpi.


  • Women fishers facing the challenges of climate change. (2010). In E. Ferrer and S. M. Dalisay (eds.), Women in Fisheries and Climate Change.  Quezon City, Philippines:  Organizing Committee for the Workshop on “Women in Fisheries and Climate Change” c/o CERD, 12-E, R.L. Building, Kamuning Road, Quezon City, Philippines.
  • Climate trouble (June 2010) in Yemaya (No.34), the official newsletter on gender and fisheries of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers.


  • Desiring the other:  Cross-border sexuality and the Filipino Male.  (2009).  In Muhadjir Darwin and Anna Marie Wattie (eds.), A New Face in a Far Away Place:  Sexual Network Across Borders within Greater Southeast Asian Nations.  Yogyakarta, Indonesia:  Center for Population and Policy Studies, Gadja Mada University.


  • Survival Strategies to Overcome Inaagosto and Nordeste in Two Coastal Communities in Batangas and Mindoro, The Philippines.  (2008) Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 373-382.  (DPM is an international refereed Scopus indexed journal)


  • Surviving Inaagosto:  Household Responses to Threats of the Lean Season. (2005)  Philippine Geographical Journal, 49:  121-134.


  • “The Filipino Family:  An Anthropological Perspective”  (2000) In Ma. Luisa T. Camagay (ed.), State of the Art in Family Studies.  Q.C.:  Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya.


  • “Pagiging Tao at Pagkatao” (1999).  In Prospero R. Covar (ed.) Mga Babasahin sa Agham Panlipunan 1.  Q.C.:  Sentro ng Wikang Filipino.
  • “Bangungot”  Paper read at the Katipon Lecture Series held on January 29, 1999 at the Palma Hall Annex, U.P., Diliman


  • Development of a Model for the Transfer of Village-Level Food Technologies. (1998) Proceedings of the Seventh ASEAN Food Habits Workshop held on June 19-21 in Penang, Malaysia


  • Food Concepts and Practices in Pregnancy, Puerperium and Lactation in Two Fishing Villages, 1990 (Unpublished M.A. Thesis)
  • Influence of Advertising on the Buying Behavior of Low Income Urban Households Towards Highly Advertised Foods.  (July 1990).  Paper presented during the 16th FNRI Seminar Series held on July 19-20, 1990 at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center, Manila.


  • First National Food Habits Held, (July-December 1989) FNRI Digest.  The Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Manila.
  • State-of- the Art of Small Food Processing Industries in Two Selected Provinces in the Philippines.  (June 1989).  Proceedings of the Fifth ASEAN Workshop on Food Habits held on June 19-21, 1989, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Model for the Modification of Weaning Practices in a Low Income Urban Community – A Preliminary Report. (1989).  Proceedings of the Fifth ASEAN Food Habits Workshop held on June 19-21, 1989 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  • Breastfeeding and Weaning Beliefs and Practices Among Selected Mothers in San Pablo City, Philippines.  (1986)  Philippine Journal of Nutrition, 319:  19-21.


  • Nutritional Patterns and Adjustment to the Economic Deviations of 1983-1984 Among Selected Households in Metro Manila.  (November 1984).  FNRI Monograph Series No.1.  Manila:  Food and Nutrition Research Institute.

Research Reports:

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

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