Josephine C. Dionisio

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Josephine C.

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University of the Philippines Diliman



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Josephine C. Dionisio is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in Sociology. She has engaged in several collaborative interdisciplinary research projects on technology and social development, which seek to build inclusive rural industrialization. Her research projects in the past include the development of village-level coconut processing plants in poor rural communities, and the provision of Internet access to remote rural schools. More recently, her research involvement includes looking into the risks and uncertainties related to the transition to low carbon energy options for off-grid areas, the development of village-level water remediation plants in areas with arsenic-contaminated water resources, and the deployment of community cellular networks in geographically isolated rural areas.

Before joining the academe, Jo was a development NGO worker, where she has developed the commitment to pursue social justice. This commitment continues to be her main motivation in teaching and research.