Dr. Resil Mojares

| April 20, 2011

Dr. Resil Mojares

DR. RESIL B. MOJARES, Professor Emeritus, was director of the Cebuano Studies Center since its founding in 1975 until 1996, when he assumed the directorship of San Carlos Publications. A distinguished professor in Literature and History, Dr. Mojares has a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in Literature and postgraduate studies all at the University of San Carlos. His doctorate in Literature is from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

A noted writer, critic and cultural researcher, he has won several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle for works in literary criticism, local and national history, urban and rural history, and political biography. Mojares has received the Free Press and Carlos Palanca prizes for his short stories, a fellowship from the UP Creative Writing Center, and teaching and research fellowships from the Ford, Toyota, and Rockefeller foundations, Fulbright Program, and Social Science Research Council (New York), and two prizes from outside the country: the  Grant Goodman Prize for History from the Association of Asian Studies, and the Fok Ying Tung Southeast Asia Prize for his contribution to the development of civilization, culture and science in Southeast Asian countries. He has also served as visiting professor or fellow at the Universities of Wisconsin, Hawaii, Michigan, Kyoto University, UCLA, and the National University of Singapore.

He received a Centennial Award for Cultural Research from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Dr. Mojares continues to write scholarly books like The War Against the Americans and Brains of the Nation, and is finishing a definitive provincial history of Cebu. He has served in numerous professional organizations and selection committees here and abroad. At present he is General Editor for the biographies of Ramon Magsaysay Awardees.


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