Cherubim Quizon, Ph.D..

 

Cherubim Quizon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work

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Cherubim Quizon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work

Dr. Quizon looks at how ideas of nation, ethnicity and the self relate to symbols and their transformation whether approached as art, popular imagery, or material culture. Her expertise on textiles and the Bagobo of the Philippines combines multi-site fieldwork with a historical evaluation of early 20th century American museum collections. She has examined the subaltern voice of people on anthropological display at World's Fairs (Philippine Studies 2004), analyzed tropes of indigenism and dictatorship in 20th century painting (Asian Studies Review 2005) and explored the use of ethnography for within-community psychological research (Journal of Counseling Psychology 2005). Her recent works include an ethnographic account of Bagobo cognitive categories of “modern” and “traditional” clothing that do not coincide with the perspective of outsiders (Ethnology 2007), an article on Southern Philippine textiles in the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (Berg 2010); and an overview of loom and fiber technology in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific (Paths of Origins, edited by P. Benitez-Johannot, ArtPost Asia 2011). Her current research looks into how the Bagobo move in and out of transnational social spaces, including indigenous displays of people in the 21st century, while continuing her engagement with Mindanao ikat textiles in early Southeast Asian culture history.