Manuel Victor Sapitula


Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2011 to Jul 2012

University Affiliation (Current)

University Affiliation

Manuel Victor Sapitula is currently Associate Professor of Sociology, University of the Philippines-Diliman. He recevied his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore. His interests include sociology/anthropology of religion, qualitative research and Christianity in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. His current research project is about Marian piety and popular religion in the Philippines.

Current Research Projects and Interests: Buddhism in the Philippines, Interreligious conviviality, Religious literacy

Sapitula, Manuel Victor J. (2016). “Buddhist Meditation and Emerging Pluralism in the Philippines: Toward Sketching a Preliminary Trajectory.” In Withaya Sucharithanarugse (ed.), Interpretative Studies on Southeast Asian Culture. Bangkok: Institute of Thai Studies –Chulalongkorn University, 135-157.

Sapitula, Manuel Victor J. & Cheryll Ruth R. Soriano. (2016). “My Letter to Heaven via E-mail: Translocal Piety and Mediated Selves in Urban Marian Piety in the Philippines.” In Sun Sun Lim & Cheryll Ruth R. Soriano (eds.), Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture: Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts. New York & Oxford: Routledge, 33-51.

Sapitula, Manuel Victor J. (2014). Marian Piety and Modernity: The Perpetual Help Devotion as Popular Religion in the Philippines. Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 62 (3-4). September-December: 399-424.


Sapitula, Manuel Victor J. (2014). Overcoming ‘hierarchized conviviality’ in the Manila metropolis: Religious pluralism and urbanization in the Philippines. In Chiara Formichi (ed.) Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia. Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series. London: Routledge, 138-152.

Sapitula, Manuel Victor J. (2013). Ang Pagiging Deboto Bilang Pakikipagkapwa: Isang Panimulang Pagsusuri sa mga Liham Pasasalamat sa mga Deboto ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo sa Baclaran. Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino 19(2). Agosto: 111-132.

Sapitula, Manuel Victor J. (2013). Le christianisme, une synthèse sociohistorique. Philippines Contemporaines. Bangkok: Institut de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC), 307-326.

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