About

Dada Docot is currently a Teaching Fellow at New York University Shanghai. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and is the first Filipino recipient of the Government of Canada’s 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 obtained her masters degree in Human Security Studies, Department of Anthropology at the University of Tokyo. Her on-going 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.