Death in the Philippines: corruption, drugs and contraception

NIAS and ADI are pleased to invite you to a brown bag talk by Steffen Jensen, Professor, Dept. of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University and Astrid Krabbe Trolle, PhD fellow, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Time: 8 February, 12:30-13:30
Place: NIAS, CSS, room 18.1.08


Based on research projects on policing among the urban poor in Manila (Steffen) and the morality of reproduction in the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora (Astrid), we discuss how our different material can shed a common light on understandings of death, morality, and corruption in the Philippines.

Astrid Krabbe Trolle is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copen-hagen. Her research focuses on Christian Filipino migrants in Denmark and how social class, gender and generation influence and inform religious choices.

Steffen Jensen is Professor at the Dept. of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg Uni-versity and Senior Resear-cher at DIGNITY - Danish Institute against Torture. He has a degree in International Development Studies, spe-cialised in the interdisciplinary study of rural and urban development issues. Steffen has published extensively on violent male networks, policing, human rights, sove-reignty and development, working especially with con-cepts of generation, race and gender, and has carried out field work in rural and urban South Africa as well as in Manila in the Philippines. 

All are welcome! Feel free to bring your own lunch. There will be coffee and tea.