Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences

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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a unit of the School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University. It was founded in 1960 by a Jesuit anthropologist, Fr. Frank X. Lynch, S.J. The other early members of the faculty were Fr. John F. Doherty, S.J., who became Chairperson, Mary Racelis, and Fr. John J. Carroll, S.J., Most of the Department’s present senior faculty were former students of these founders. In turn, several members of the junior faculty were former students or research associates of these senior faculty members.

Through its training research and action programs, the Department instills in its students a critical understanding of mutual dependence between structure and human agency in a globalized society, as well as the ability to apply this understanding to transformation of cultural practices, especially those found in Third World societies like the Philippines.

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Jose Jowel Canuday DPhil

Ma Glenda Wui PhD
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Melissa Navarra PhD
Graduate Program Coordinator

Alfred Pawlik Dr rer nat
Director, Anthropological and Sociological Initiatives of Ateneo

Bernadette Pascua
Department Secretary

Josemaria Fernando Balboa III
Graduate Assistant

Erika Joy Navarro
Graduate Assistant

Frances Katreen Marie Catipon
Online Teacher Assistant

Telephone +63 2 8426 6001 local 5270 / 5271
Telefax +63 2 8426 5990


G/F Ricardo & Dr Rosita Leong Hall
Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights campus
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City