Ana Rosa Marginson

My PhD research explores public health initiatives in the Philippines between 1939 and 1954, across the turbulent period of change from the late Commonwealth (after decades of American rule), the Japanese occupation, and the years following Philippine Independence. I am interested in the role that health played in the relationship between Filipinos and the American colonial state, how the Japanese regime used health to promote Pan-Asianism, and how health informed or was utilised by various Filipino resistance and nationalist groups throughout the period, including by the Hukbalahap Rebellion in the immediate post-Independence years.