Dada Portrait

Dada Docot is currently a Global Perspectives on Society Teaching Fellow at New York University Shanghai. received her Ph.D. in Anthropology in November 2018 at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is the first Filipino recipient of the Government of Canada’s prestigious Vanier Awards. At the University of British Columbia, she co-founded the UBC Philippine Studies Series. In 2014, she was a visiting scholar at Oxford University’s Centre for Migration, Policy, and Society. Dada studied her masters degree in Human Security Studies in the Department of Anthropology, University of Tokyo. Her doctoral dissertation is based on her ethnographic fieldwork in her hometown in Bicol, Southern Luzon Island, Philippines. She is a visual anthropologist whose works center on Filipino overseas migration, with works shown in both academic and art environments including the Society of Visual Anthropology’s Film Festival, the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, the CaixaForum in Barcelona, The Red House Center for Culture and Debate in Sofia, Bulgaria, among others.