Dr. Anderson V. Villa is Associate Professor of the International Studies Department of the Ateneo de Davao University and heads the Migration and Diaspora Studies of the Ateneo Center for Politics and International Affairs (CPIA). He also teaches at the Political Science and History Department. His research interests include international migration and immigration policies, migration and citizenship studies, Asian and Japanese studies, as well as ethnicity, conflict and peace-development studies in Mindanao. His recent work appears at Asia Research Institute (ARI Working Paper Series) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). His latest book project focuses on revisiting primary documentary sources on Mindanao Muslim History. Dr. Villa recently represented Al Qalam Institute at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference in Toronto, Canada as the Editor of its IQRA Journal for Islamic Identities and Interreligious Dialogue in Southeast Asia. He is also an active member of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA), and Philippine Sociological Society (PSS).
Dr. Mansoor L. Limba is Associate Professor of the Islamic Studies program, and a member of the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia, of the Ateneo de Davao University. He is Associate Editor of IQRA Journal, and an International Fellow of the Vienna-based King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). His research interests include international politics, history, political philosophy, intra-faith and interfaith relations, cultural heritage, Islamic finance, jurisprudence (fiqh), theology (‘ilm al-kalam), Qur’anic sciences and exegesis (tafsir), hadith, ethics, and mysticism.
Dr. Christine S. Diaz is full Professor of the Political Science and History Department of the Ateneo de Davao University and heads the Social Research Training and Development Office (SRTDO). She also teaches at the graduate school and handles subjects in applied social research and development studies programs. Her research interests include governance, politics, citizenship, nationalism, as well as reproductive health, women and children studies. Dr. Diaz recently presented her papers at the 2016 Sizihwan International Conference on Asia-Pacific Studies in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2016 Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) International Conference in Legazpi City, and Philippine Sociological Society Annual Conference in Davao City..