Updated on 2022/09/25

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BARRIGA, Maria Cynthia Batistiana
 
Affiliation
Affiliated organization, Global Education Center
Job title
Assistant Professor(without tenure)

Education

  • 2017.09
    -
    2020.09

    Waseda University   Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies  

  • 2010.06
    -
    2016.06

    Ateneo de Manila University   Department of History  

  • 2008
    -
    2009

    Ateneo de Manila University   Department of History  

  • 2005
    -
    2009

    Ateneo de Manila University   Department of Sociology and Anthropology  

Research Experience

  • 2018
    -
    2020

    Waseda University   Global Education Center   Academic Writing Program

  • 2013.02
    -
    2013.09

    Ateneo de Manila University   Institute of Philippine Culture

    Project: Philippine Response to Indigenous and Muslim Education

  • 2011
    -
    2012

    Ateneo de Manila University   Department of History

    Subject: Rizal and the Emergence of Philippine History

  • 2009
    -
    2010

    Ateneo de Manila University   Institute of Philippine Culture

    Projects: Philippine Architectural Heritage; Post-disaster Risk Assessment for Typhoon Ondoy

 

Research Areas

  • Area studies

  • Historical studies in general

Research Interests

  • history of US-Japan empire

  • Japanese locals of Guam

  • history of Japanese migration

  • Philippine history

Papers

Other

  • Towards an Interconnected Pacific: Constellating People, Places, and Ideas

    2020.11
    -
    Now

     View Summary

    An online collection of book reviews and research notes which aims toward an interconnected approach to the study of the Asia-Pacific region. (jajabarriga.com)

Presentations

  • Davao, in the Roundtable "Archiving Forgotten Communities: Japanese Migrant Communities in the U.S. Colonial Philippines"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    The 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars - Crafting a Global Future 

    Presentation date: 2021.08

  • Narrating Davao’s World War II History

    Maria Cynthia Barriga  [Invited]

    HISTORYa Kita, organized by Hijos Tours 

    Presentation date: 2021.08

  • Davao, in the Roundtable "The 1920-30s Footage of the Philippines Taken by Japanese Migrants: A Roundtable Discussion on Potentials of Film Archiving for New Research"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    The 26th Young Scholars’ Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan 

    Presentation date: 2021.07

  • "Filipino-Japanese Local Relations in Wartime Davao"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Forging ahead Together for Peace and Development of Mindanao 

    Presentation date: 2021.03

  • "Toward an Interconnected Pacific: Conversing Beyond Japanese Studies"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Beyond Japanese Studies Symposium: Challenges, Opportunities And COVID-19 

    Presentation date: 2021.02

    Event date:
    2021.02
    -
     
  • "Japanese Names in the Asan Bay Overlook Memorial Wall: Reconciling Divided Histories"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific, Kyushu University Border Studies 

    Presentation date: 2020.11

  • "The Japanese Locals of Davao: Reconciling the Polarized Histories of a Hybrid Settler Zone"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga  [Invited]

    Japanese Presence in Mindanao Writing Workshop 

    Presentation date: 2020.10

  • "Pacific War in Mixed Localities: The Davao Locals as People in Between"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    International Conference on Japanese Studies 

    Presentation date: 2020.01

    Event date:
    2020.02
    -
     
  • "Pacific at War: The Japanese Locals of Davao"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Center for Philippine Studies Conference University of Hawaii Manoa 

    Presentation date: 2019.10

  • "Pacific at War: The Japanese Locals of Guam"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Marianas History Conference 

    Presentation date: 2019.09

  • "Pacific at War: Shifting Social Spaces of Japanese Residents in Davao Settler Zone"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Young Scholars Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan 

    Presentation date: 2019.06

    Event date:
    2019.06
    -
     
  • "Japanese Mestizos in the Asia-Pacific War, December 1941"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    International Graduate Student Conference, East-West Center 

    Presentation date: 2018.02

  • "War in the Philippines: View from a Settler Zone Davao, Philippines, 1941-1945"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Occupation and Liberation: An International Conference on the Pacific War in the Philippines. 

    Presentation date: 2015.09

    Event date:
    2015.09
    -
     
  • "War in the Philippines, December 1941: View from the Davao Settler Zone"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    1st ACAS Graduate Students Symposium, Ateneo de Manila University 

    Presentation date: 2015.07

    Event date:
    2015.07
    -
     
  • "War in a Settler Zone: Changes in the Social Relations among Filipino and Japanese Residents in Davao Province, 1941-1945"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    10th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore 

    Presentation date: 2015.06

    Event date:
    2015.06
    -
     
  • "War in a Settler Zone: Filipino and Japanese Settlers in Davao Province during the Asia-Pacific War (1941-1945)"

    Maria Cynthia Barriga

    Young Scholars Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan 

    Presentation date: 2013.07

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Specific Research

  • Toward an Interconnected Pacific: Constellating Places, People, and Ideas

    2021  

     View Summary

    The project began as a digital database of book reviews related tothe Asia-Pacific, and aimed to gather early career scholars withsimilar interests in finding cross-regional connections. (See, jajabarriga.com)The project achieved that goal to a certain extent, with a total of 15 reviews by 5 early careerscholars based in the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and the US. Two of the reviews werepicked up by the editor of Asian Studies, a journal of the Asian Center,University of the Philippines Diliman. Equally important as the output was theproject’s impact to the writers. Of the five invited writers, three are PhDstudents, one is an MA student, and one is an MA graduate seeking to pursuePhD. The four students found the experience of writing book reviews and receivingfeedback on their drafts useful in writing their theses’ literature reviews.Meanwhile, the MA graduate applying for a PhD position published her review inan academic journal, thus adding to her credentials. The project later evolvedinto a book proposal writing workshop, with invited editors of universitypresses. A closed, intimate event, the workshop gathered recent PhD graduates,and currently continues as an informal writing and research group.

 

Teaching Experience

  • Philippine History

    Ateneo de Manila University  

    2014
    -
    2015
     

  • Asian History

    Ateneo de Manila University  

    2013
    -
    2014