MAIL: bautista [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Anthropology, Southeast Asian Studies, Religious Studies
Anthropology of Religion, Pedagogy, Southeast Asian Culture and History
Julius Bautista is an anthropologist with an interest in religious practice in Asia, with a focus on Christian iconography, religious piety, performance and the relationship between religion and the state.
- Julius Bautista is author of Figuring Catholicism: An Ethnohistory of the Santo Niño de Cebu (Ateneo, 2010, a finalist for the Philippine National Book Prize for the Social Sciences), editor of The Spirit of Things: Materiality and Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia (Cornell SEAP, 2012) and co-editor (with Francis Lim) of Christianity and the State in Asia: Complicity and Conflict (Routledge, 2009). His works have also appeared in journals such as The Australian Journal of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies Review, Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, the Asian Journal of Social Science and Pedagogies, among others.
- Julius Bautista’s current research project is an analysis of the separation of Church and State in the Philippines and East Timor. A comparative anthropological and historical methodology is used in pursuing three research components: (1) a pioneering synthesis of relevant scholarly literature from the two areas, (2) a historical analysis of the role of Catholic institutions in state-formation and (3) an ethnographic analysis of faith and ritual as a factor in ordinary people’s political participation.