Dr Resto Cruz

Honorary Hallsworth Visiting Professor

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Biography

I completed my BA in Development Studies (minors in Sociology and Global Politics) and MA in Global Politics at the Ateneo de Manila University, where I was part of the teaching and research staff from 2006 to 2012. I did my PhD in social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, where I was a Wadsworth International Fellow of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. My PhD thesis investigates the emergence of middle class families in the post-1945 central Philippines and contributes to wider scholarship on the generative powers of kinship and personhood, as well as their complex and ambivalent character. I have  expanded my interest on the post-1945 generation through my participation in an ESRC-funded study of the generation of English women born between 1939 and 1952, their experiences of mobility and transitions during childhood and youth, and the implications for later life. I have recently returned to the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer in Social Anthropology. My faculty page is here.

Areas of expertise

  • GN Anthropology - kinship, relatedness, siblingship, intergenerational relations, care, social mobility, schooling, transnational migration, personhood, middle classes, Southeast Asia, Philippines

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Doctor of Philosophy, Becoming middle class: kinship, personhood, and social mobility in the central Philippines, University of Edinburgh (2012 - 2017)

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