Kristoffer R. Esquejo [Project Partner]

Kristoffer R. Esquejo is an Associate Professor of History at the University of the Philippines Diliman where he also obtained his bachelor’s (magna cum laude, 2007) master’s (2010) and doctoral (2018) degrees in History.

He is the president of Asosasyon ng Mga Dalubhasa, May Hilig, at Interes sa Kasaysayan (ADHIKA ng Pilipinas Inc.), one of the three leading historical organizations in the Philippines. He has published journal articles and book chapters in several refereed publications, and has read papers in various national and international conferences.

He was a recipient of the following awards: Young Historian’s Prize of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (2011), Aboitiz Foundation Academic Exchange Program and Grant for Research on the Galleon Trade in Mexico (2011-2012), UP Third World Studies Center Writeshop Fellowship (2017-2018), UP Diliman Centennial Faculty Grant (2018/2019/2020), One U.P. Faculty Grant for Research and Public (2019-2021), and Ph.D. Incentive Award (2022-2023).

Among his research interests include the local history of Romblon province and religious history. He is the author of the book Pu-od Romblon: Mga Sanaysay tungkol sa Kasaysayan at Kultura ng Lalawigang Kapuluan (2015). Currently, he is editing a journal issue on Philippine religious history and writing a book project on local history. He has an on-going research on the crucial role of Oral History as a thriving methodology in decolonizing the study, writing, and teaching of Philippine History.