Professor Mina   Roces
Professor

Professor Mina Roces

BA Hons Sydney University, MA PhD University of Michigan

Arts,Design & Architecture
Humanities & Languages

A Phd graduate from The University of Michigan, Mina Roces is a Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Languages in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. She is the author of four monographs: Women, Power and Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines (Praeger 1998), Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines: The Lopez Family, 1946-2000 (de la Salle University Press, 2001), Women’s Movements and the Filipina, 1986-2008 (University of Hawaii Press, 2012), and The Filipino Migration Experience: Global Agents of Change (Cornell University Press, October 2021).  A fifth book, Gender in Southeast Asia is in press for the Cambridge University Press's Elements Series. The book project on women’s movements in the Philippines was supported by an Australian Research Council Grant for 2007-09 and the book project on Filipino migration was supported by an Australian Research Council Grant from 2012-2014.

In addition, she has co-edited several anthologies on the topic of women in Asia.  Her research interests lie in twentieth century Philippine history particularly women’s history as well as the history of dress.  She is book series editor for the Sussex Library of Asian and Asian American Studies Book Series and leader of the UNSW Research Cluster on Imperial, Colonial and Transnational Histories.  In 2016 she was elected fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. 

Location
359 Morven Brown

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2019, 'Changing Migration Policy from the Margins: Filipino Activism on Behalf of Victims of Domestic Violence in Australia, 1980s-2000', in Henrich E; Simpson J (ed.), History, Historians and the Immigration Debate: Going Back to Where We Came From, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 71 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97123-0_5
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2019, 'Changing Migration Policy from the Margins: Filipino Activism on Behalf of Victims of Domestic Violence in Australia, 1980s–2000', in History, Historians and the Immigration Debate, Springer International Publishing, pp. 71 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97123-0_5
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2013, 'Performing Filipina Identities in Politics', in Guéraiche W (ed.), Philippines contemporaines, edn. 2013, Institut de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC), France, pp. 143 - 157, http://www.reseau-asie.com/article/publications/ouvrages/philippines-contemporaines/
    Books | 2012
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2012, Women's Movements and the Filipina, 1986-2008, 2012, University of Hawaii press, Honolulu
    Books | 2010
    Professor Mina Roces
    2010, Womens movements in Asia: feminisms and transnational activism, Roces M; Edwards L, (ed.), Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203851234
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2010, 'Rethinking 'the Filipino Woman': A Century of Women's Activism in the Philippines, 1905-2006', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), Womens movements in Asia: feminisms and transnational activism, edn. 2010, Routledge, London, pp. 34 - 52
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2010, 'Asian Feminisms: Women's Movements from the Asian Perspective', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), Womens movements in Asia: feminisms and transnational activism, edn. 2010, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 20
    Books | 2009
    Professor Mina Roces
    2009, Women in Asia, Critical Concepts in Asian Studies Series, Edwards L; Roces M, (ed.), Routledge, London
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M; Edwards L, 2009, 'Introduction Women in Asia as a Distinct Research Field', in Women in Asia, Critical Concepts in Asian Studies Series, edn. 2009, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 18
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2008, 'Catholic Nun; Feminist and Political Activist: Mary John Mananzan in the Philippines', in Profiles in Courage: Political Actors & Ideas in Contemporary Asia, edn. Original, Australian Scholarly Publising, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 184 - 196
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2008, 'Women, Citizenship and the Politics of Dress in twentieth-century Philippines', in Gender Politics in Asia: Women Manoeuvring within Dominant Gender Orders, edn. Original, NIAS Press, Denmark, pp. 11 - 42
    Books | 2007
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 2007, The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton UK, http://www.sussex-academic.co.uk/
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2007, 'Gender, Nation and the Politics of Dress in Twentieth-Century Philippines', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, edn. 1, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton, pp. 19 - 41
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M; Edwards L, 2007, 'Trans-national Flows and the Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas', in Roces M; Edwards L (ed.), The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, edn. 1, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton, pp. 1 - 18
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2007, 'East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia', in Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, edn. Original, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 131 - 134
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2005, 'The Militant Nun as Political Activist and Feminist in Martial Law Philippines', in Mikula M (ed.), Women, Activism and Social Change, edn. first, Routledge Press, London, UK, pp. 136 - 156
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M; Edwards L, 2004, 'Introduction: orienting the global suffrage movement', in Edwards L; Roces M (ed.), Women`s Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism and Democracy, Routledge Press, London, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203401446
    Books | 2004
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 2004, Women's Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism and Democracy, Edwards and Roces , (ed.), Routledge, London
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2004, 'Is the suffragist an american colonial construct? Defining `the Filipino woman` in colonial Philippines', in Edwards L; Roces M (ed.), Women`s Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism and Democracy, edn. First, Routledge Press, London, pp. 24 - 58
    Books | 2003
    Professor Mina Roces
    2003, Wife or worker? Asian women and migration, Roces M; Piper N, (ed.), Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M; Piper N, 2003, 'Introduction: marriage and migration in an age of globalization', in Roces M; Piper N (ed.), Wife or worker? Asian women and migration, edn. First, Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland, pp. 1 - 22
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2003, 'Sisterhood is local: Filipino women in Mount Isa', in Roces M; Piper N (ed.), Wife or worker? Asian women and migration, edn. First, Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland, pp. 73 - 100
    Book Chapters | 2002
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2002, 'Women in Philippine politics and society', in McFerson H (ed.), Mixed blessing: the impact of the American colonial experience on politics and society in the Philippines, edn. First, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut - London, pp. 159 - 190
    Book Chapters | 2001
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2001, 'Reflections on gender and kinship in the Philippine revolution, 1896-1898', in Rodao F; Rodriguez F (ed.), The Philippine revolution of 1896: ordinary lives in extraodinary times, edn. 1st, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Manila, Philippines, pp. 31 - 48
    Books | 2001
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2001, Kinship politics in postwar Philippines: the Lopez family: 1946-2000, Original, De La Salle Unversity Press Inc, Manila, Philippines
    Books | 2000
    Professor Mina Roces
    Edwards and Roces , 2000, Women in Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Globalization, Allen & Unwin, SYdney
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M; Edwards RJ, 2000, 'Contesting gender narratives, 1970-2000', in Women in Asia: Tradition, modernity and globalisation, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 1 - 15
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2000, 'Negotiating modernities: Filipino women 1970-2000', in Women in Asia: Tradition, modernity and globalisation, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 112 - 138
    Books | 2000
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2000, Women, power and kinship Politics: female power in post-war Philippines (reprinted from the 1998 Praeger edition), Original, Anvil Publishing, Manila
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 1999, '"Reflections on Gender and Kinship in the Philippine Revolution 1896-98"', in 1898: España Y El Pacífico Interpretacíon del Pasado, Realidad del Presente, edn. 1999, Madrid, pp. 379 - 389
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 1998, 'The Gendering of Philippine Post-War Politics', in Stivens M; Sen K (ed.), Gender and Power in Affluent Asia, edn. Original, Routledge, London, pp. 291 - 396
    Books | 1998
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 1998, Women, Power and Kinship Politics Female Power in Post-War Philippines, 1998, Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, USA
    Book Chapters | 1996
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 1996, '"Filipina Brides in Central Queensland: Gender, Migration and Support Services"', in Futures for Central Queensland, edn. 1996
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2021, 'The Politics of Visibiilty and the Politics of Appearances: Filipina Migrant Consumer Power and its Limits', Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 33, https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7f0492nc
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2018, 'Review: American Mestizos, the Philippines, and the Malleability of Race 1898–1961 by Nicholas Trajano Molnar', Pacific Historical Review, vol. 87, pp. 541 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/phr.2018.87.3.541
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2018, 'Caring for strangers: Filipino medical workers in Asia, by Megha Amrith', Asian Studies Review, vol. 42, pp. 379 - 380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2018.1436850
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2018, 'Review: Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture by Vanita Reddy', Pacific Historical Review, vol. 87, pp. 202 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/phr.2018.87.1.202
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 2016, '"Filipino Elite Women and Public Health in the American Colonial Era, 1906-1940"', Women's History Review, vol. 25, pp. 1 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2016.1194076
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 2016, '"These Guys Came Out Looking Like Movie Actors": Filipino Dress and Consumer Practices in the United States, 1920s-1930s', Pacific Historical Review, vol. 85, pp. 532 - 576, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/phr.2016.85.4.532
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 2015, 'Filipina/o Migration to the United States and the Remaking of Gender Narratives, 1906-2010', Gender & History, vol. 27, pp. 190 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12097
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2014, 'The Future of Asian Feminisms. Confronting Fundamentalisms, Conflicts and Neo-Liberalism', Asian Studies Review, vol. 38, pp. 508 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2014.934699
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2013, 'Dress, Status and Identity in the Philippines: Pineapple Fiber Cloth and Ilustrado Fashion', Fashion Theory - the Journal of Dress Body and Culture, vol. 17, pp. 341 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175174113X13597248661828
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2009, 'Prostitution, women`s movements and the victim narrative in the Philippines', Womens Studies International Forum, vol. 32, pp. 270 - 280
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2008, 'The Filipino Catholic nun as transnational feminist', Womens History Review, vol. 17, pp. 57 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612020701447657
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2006, 'Book Review', American Ethnologist, vol. 33, pp. 3039 - 3040, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/ae.2006.33.3.3039
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2005, 'Gender, Nation and the Politics of Dress in Twentieth-Century Philippines', Gender and History, vol. 17, pp. 354 - 377
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2005, 'Shamanism, catholicism and gender relations in colonial Philippines, 1521-1685', American Historical Review, vol. 110, pp. 1509 - 1509
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2004, 'The militant nun as political activist and feminist in marial law Philippines', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 26
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2003, 'Review of R.B. Tolentino, National/transnational subject formation and media in and on the Philippines', Intersections, vol. 9
    Journal articles | 2000
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 2000, 'Kinship politics in post-war Philippines: the Lopez family, 1945-1989', Modern Asian Studies, pp. 181 - 221
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 1999, 'Compadrazco and delicadeza in Philippine Political Culture', Moussons 99, pp. 29 - 51
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 1999, 'Women Reinventing Culture: Their Role as Cultural Patrons in post-war Philippines', Public Policy, pp. 36 - 63
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces M, 1997, 'Kapit sa Patalim (Hold on to the Blade): Victim and Agency in the Oral Narratives of Filipina Women Married to Australian Men in Central Queensland', Lila Asia Pacific Women's Studies Journal, pp. 1 - 19
    Journal articles | 1996
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 1996, '"Some Thoughts on Images of Female Power in Post-War Philippines"', Lila Asia Pacific Women's Studies Journal, pp. 51 - 67
    Journal articles | 1994
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 1994, '"Can Women Hold Power Outside the Symbols of Power?"', Asian Studies Review, vol. 17, pp. 14 - 23
    Journal articles | 1994
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 1994, '"Filipino Identity in Fiction: 1945-72''', Modern Asian Studies, vol. 28, pp. 279 - 315
    Journal articles | 1991
    Professor Mina Roces
    Roces MN, 1991, '"Cultural Conflict as a Framework for Interpreting Philippine Post-War History"', Asian Studies Review, vol. 15, pp. 94 - 102

Awards

  • Winner of the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
  • Winner of the FASS Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award for 2012
  • Winner of the 2019 Grant Goodman Prize for scholarly excellence in Philippine history and historical studies given by the Association for Asian Studies USA (Roces was the first woman awarded in over 20 years)

Grants

  • London Society of Antiquaries Janet Arnold Major Award for "A History of Colonialism, Dress and Luxury, 1850-2020", Sole Chief Investigator for 2021-2023
  • ARC Discovery Grant for "Buying Power: A History of Women as Consumers, 1902-2010", Sole Chief Investigator for 2017-2019
  • ARC Discovery Grant for "A History of Filipino Migration and Identity, 1906-2010", Sole Chief Investigator for 2012-2014
  • United States Studies Centre Grant for "The Filipino American Movement", 2010
  • ARC Discovery Grant for "A Recent History of Social Movements in the Philippines", Sole Chief Investigator for 2007-2009
  • Funded Fellowship, Center for East and Southeast Asia, University of Lund, Sweden, October-November 2014
  • Fully funded Fellowship, Southeast Asia Program, The University of Freiburg, Germany, June-July 2013
  • Fellow, International Institute for Asian Studies, University of Leiden, 2006 and 2010
  • Fully Funded Fellow, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2009

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