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Research Departments・Position

Social Coexistence・Associate Professor


Anthropology, Southeast Asian Studies, Religious Studies

Research Interests / Keywords

Anthropology of Religion, Pedagogy, Southeast Asian Culture and History, especially in the Philippines and Timor Leste


Julius BAUTISTA is Associate Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. He was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. He received a PhD. in Southeast Asian Studies (anthropology and cultural history) at the Australian National University, and has subsequently published on religious practice in Asia, with a focus on Christian iconography, religious piety, and the relationship between religion and the state particularly in the Philippines and Timor Leste. He is author of “Figuring Catholicism: An Ethnohistory of the Santo Niño de Cebu” (Ateneo, 2010), editor of “The Spirit of Things: Materiality and Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia” (Cornell SEAP, 2012), co-editor (with Francis Lim) of Christianity and the State in Asia: Complicity and Conflict (Routledge, 2009), and author of “The Way of the Cross: Suffering Selfhoods in the Roman Catholic Philippines” (Hawaii, 2019).

Research funds

Type Theme Period
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) Church-State Separation in Southeast Asian Democracies: The Philippines and East Timor Compared 2016 – 2018