This year’s Corazon B. Lamug Lecture Series of the Department of Social Sciences (DSS), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), is going to feature the results of the study of Dr. Gloria Luz M. Nelson entitled “The Untold Stories of Pregnant Teens and Teen Mothers during the Pandemic.”
The 2022 Corazon B. Lamug lecturer, Dr. Nelson, is a retired professor of sociology at DSS and a professorial lecturer at the UP Open University. Her lecture will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 via virtual conferencing and streamed on the DSS Facebook Page.
Dr. Lamug, after whom the annual lecture series is named, was also a professor of sociology who served as chair of DSS from 1981 to 1984. In 2000, she became the fifth dean of CAS and served until 2006.
A prolific scholar, Dr. Lamug authored and co-authored over 50 researches, usually conducted from an interdisciplinary perspective and bridged the connections between the social and natural sciences. Her researches touched on topics such as natural resource management, social psychology, and education.
Dr. Lamug was a former president of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association and the Philippine Sociological Society.
DSS began holding the lectures in 2013, or five years after Dr. Lamug’s death, to commemorate her legacy as a sociologist and provide a platform for a sociological discussion of Filipino social realities.
Dr. Nelson earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Louisiana State University. She has published works on resettlement studies, internal and international migration, assimilation of immigrants, Asia and Asian Americans, social adaptation to natural disasters, climate change, child labor, and Philippine fertility.
Among the courses that Dr. Nelson taught at DSS were Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Introduction to Demography, Attitudes and Persuasion. Social Gerontology; Advanced Social Psychology; Population Studies; Gender and Environment; and Self and Society. Dr. Nelson served as chair of DSS from 2004 to 2006 and retired from UPLB in 2018.
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