F. Landa Jocano

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F. Landa Jocano

F. Landa Jocano (5 February 1930 - 27 October 2013) was a Filipino eminent historian, anthropologist, scholar and Professor Emeritus of the University of the Philippines (UP) Asian Center. He also served as the executive director of PUNLAD Research House.

He graduated Bachelor of Arts in Central Philippines University in 1957, received his Masters in Anthropology in the University of Chicago in 1962 and got his Ph.D. degree in Anthropology in the same university.

Prior to his teaching profession in the University of the Philippines, he was an anthropologist in the National Museum, Manila from 1958- 1967. Then, he became an associate professor in UP Department of Anthropology, and later professor in UP Philippine Center for Advanced Studies and UP Asian Center. His contributions in the university were not confined only to teaching but also in leadership. He had held various administrative positions such as serving as Dean in Institute of Philippine Studies, chairman of the Department of Anthropology, director of Philippine Studies Program, Asian Center and head of Asian Center Museum Laboratory.

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