Maria Serena I. Diokno
Maria Serena I. Diokno, Ph.D., is a professor of history and former Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of the Philippines (UP). She is also one of the 12 UP Centennial Fellows who will participate in the UP Centennial Lecture Series as part of the Centennial celebration of the Philippines' premier institution of higher learning. Diokno is a founding member and executive director of the Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) foundation, an organization of Southeast Asian scholars aimed at promoting Southeast Asian studies in the region.
Publications and Awards
Diokno's publications include such topics in general and Southeast Asian history as the history of imperialism in Southeast Asia, perspectives of Southeast Asian studies in the region, history and identity studies; and memory, power, and the construction of history.
In 1998, the three-volume series, Democracy and Citizenship in the Philippines, which Diokno co-edited with Marlon Wui, Glenda Lopez, and Miriam Ferrer, won the UP Diliman Outstanding Book Award. She was also a recipient of the Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Award in 1995 and the UP Alumni Association Outstanding Professional in Education Award in 2000.