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Dada Docot

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Assistant Professor


Dada Docot joins Purdue as an assistant professor of anthropology and faculty fellow in the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

Docot completed a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of British Columbia and an M.A. in human security studies at the University of Tokyo. From 2017-2019, she was a Global Perspectives on Society Teaching Fellow at New York University Shanghai. She was also a visiting scholar at Oxford University’s Centre for Migration, Policy, and Society.

Her current book project is an ethnography of everyday life in the so-called “Town of Dollars,” her hometown in the Philippines that has been radically changed by overseas mobilties. As a visual anthropologist, Docot’s works have appeared in both academic and art environments including the Society of Visual Anthropology’s Film Festival, the UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the CaixaForum in Barcelona, The Red House Center for Culture and Debate in Bulgaria, among others.