Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Maria Carinnes Alejandria is an anthropologist who researches on issues relating to health inequalities in the Global South. Dr. Alejandria is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She completed her PhD in Anthropology from the University of the Philippines Diliman where she explored Food insecurity among older adults in an informal settlement in Manila. She is also affiliated with Brown University Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies as a Global Fellow, the Philippine’s Social Weather Stations as a Fellow, and the Association for Asian Studies-Philippine Studies Group as an international advisory board member.
Her most current publications include the edited volumes Disaster Archipelago: Locating Vulnerability and Resilience in the Philippines and Aging in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities. She also published journal articles that explored issues on food security, pediatric tuberculosis, mental health, and older adult health among informal settlers in Metro Manila. Dr. Alejandria has led projects related to social health, disaster resilience, and food security that were funded by World Health Organization, Brown University, UNDP, UNAIDS, the Philippine’s Department of Science and Technology, and the National Research Council of the Philippines.