- O100 Hesburgh Center For International Studies
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Peace Studies & Anthropology
Jem Panganiban is from Manila, Philippines. During her doctoral studies, she hopes to explore a feminist anthropology of sustainability, care and resilience in maritime Southeast Asia. Her research interests stem from the question of how women in ocean communities thrive in the midst of armed aggression and biodiversity collapse. She is interested in the life/vitality of women in maritime communities whose geographic proximity to sites of crisis lend themselves to greater exposure to layers of insecurity.
Jem received her B.S. from the University of the Philippines in Community Development and an M.A in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Kroc Institute's program, she worked as a program officer at the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau in the Philippines and as a professional associate of the leadership program of the East West Center in Hawaii.
Jem is a recipient of the University Presidential Fellowship.