Kinship and relatedness, social mobility, life course research, Intergenerational relations, personhood, personal lives, Archives, Data Studies, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Britain, Youth, ageing, Inequality, class, bioinformation
I am keen on supervising students with projects related to any of my research interests, especially those working on Southeast Asia and the UK.
My current PhD students are:
If you are interested in being supervised by Resto Cruz, please see the links below (open in new windows)for more information:
Resto Cruz is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. His work centres on how lives and relationships unfold over time, the traces that accumulate in their wake, and how they are shaped by, and generate, wider historical transformations. He has conducted ethnographic and archival research in the Philippines and the United Kingdom.
His current book project examines social and geographical mobility in post-1945 central Philippines: how parent-child ties and siblingship propelled the pursuit of upward mobility, but were also transformed by the shifts that they engendered. This project is based on 14 months of ethnographic and archival research, and contributes to wider scholarship on the generative powers of kinship and personhood, as well as their complex and ambivalent character. It was supported by a Wadsworth International Fellowship from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
Before rejoining Edinburgh, he was Research Associate at the University of Manchester, where he worked on the 'Transitions and Mobilities' project, an interdisciplinary study of postwar girlhood and youth transitions in Britain and their implications for later life (PI Professor Penny Tinkler). As part of this study, he was Visiting Researcher at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at the Institute of Cardiovacular Science, UCL.
Resto's publications are available on the University of Edinburgh's research portal and his personal Researchgate and Academia.edu profiles.
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Resto currently teaches on several undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including:
- Generation and Inheritance: Anthropological Concepts
- Southeast Asia
- Undergraduate Dissertation (Supervision)
He has also contributed to teaching on the following courses:
- Kinship: Structure and Process
- Ritual and Religion
- Social Anthropology 1A: The Life Course