Pryor Placino

Institute for Culture and Society
Western Sydney University
Parramatta, NSW, Australia

Degrees

PhD, Western Sydney University (thesis currently under examination)
MSc Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman
BSc Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman

Honors and Awards

2020 - Geoforum Covid Emergency Support Fund

2020 - Southeast Asian Geography Association Paper Award

2018 - Institute for Culture and Society 3-Minute Thesis 1st Prize Winner

2017 - Philippine Social Science Council Research Award Program (PhD)

2015 - Institute for Culture and Society Postgraduate Research Scholarship

2010 - Philippine Social Science Council Research Award Program (Master's)

2008 - Challenges of Agrarian Transition in Southeast Asia Graduate Research Grant

2008 - Asian Graduate Fellowship, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Research Interests

Economic and development geography: informal labour, diverse economies of informal miners, social enterprises, agrarian transformation, household livelihood-making

Science and technology studies: assemblages of concrete and alternative building material technologies, social innovations, co-making of commodities and livelihoods

Urban geography: tracing socionature in the context of urban architecture and alternative urban design and construction

Regional geography: community economies in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Research methods: integrating field-based teaching into action research, hybrid research collective, socioecological profiling