Cornelio, Jayeel S.

Jayeel Cornelio is Associate Professor and the Director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University and Honorary Research Associate at the Divinity School of Chung Chi College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Jayeel, who is Associate Editor of the journal Social Sciences and Missions (Brill), has published extensively on religion in the Philippines. The broad theme of his work is religious change with respect to youth, politics, and development. His scholarly writings have appeared in a number of edited volumes and leading journals (including Religion, State & Society; Politics, Religion & Ideology, and Social Compass). He is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion (2016), which the Journal of World Christianity has featured in a book symposium (2018). He is the editor of Rethinking Filipino Millennials: Alternative Perspectives on a Misunderstood Generation (2020) and lead editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society (2021). For his scholarship, Jayeel received two national awards: the Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award from the Philippine Social Science Council (2015) and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology (2017). Jayeel finished the PhD in sociology in 2011 at the National University of Singapore with a scholarship grant from the Asia Research Institute. He has since held visiting posts at Lancaster University, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Given his expertise, he is willing to supervise research in the following areas: religion, youth, generations, values, and social change.
Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Director, Development Studies Program (1 April 2020-31 May 2021)

Contact No.: 
8426 6001 local 5218
Faculty Position: 
Associate Professor
Courses Taught: 

DEV 100.3 Perspectives in Development: Sociology
DEV 197.1 Practicum in Social Development
DS 150 Field Specialization
DS 165.35 Research in Development Issues

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