Tala Aurora T. Salinas-Ramos

Tala Aurora T. Salinas-Ramos

Position: Associate Professor
Categories: DASP
Associate Professor in Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology
College of Social Sciences

Academic Background

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of the Philippines Diliman
M.A., Master of Arts in Social and Development Studies, University of the Philippines Baguio
B.A., Social Sciences (Double Major in Anthropology and Psychology), University of the Philippines College Baguio

Research Interests

Child labor, street children, call center, indigenous corporate property, gender, psychological anthropology , ethnohistory

Extension Services

Resource speaker of the 5-day workshop of the CHED-BARMM Funded project titled, “Capacity Building for Bangsamoro History, Culture, and Tradition (ZamBaSulTa)” , July 26-30, 2021 (through zoom platform)

Speaker, (2019) Cordillera Studies Center Anniversary Lectures (CSC 39th year), June 25, 2019 (Presented paper” Comparative Study of Indigenous Corporate Property Systems Management of Resources of Upland and Lowland Cognitive Descent Groups of Northern Luzon”)

Resource speaker, An Indigenous Studies Program Plan Forum on “Ethnographic Methods: Changes through Time. Sponsored by The Program for Indigenous Cultures in coordination with Cordillera Studies Center and UP Baguio. July 31, 2019

Lecturer and trainer: Don Mariano Marcos State University “Continuing Professional Education” Training for Social Studies Teachers, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, through UPB-CSS SSREI, July 2-12, 2019 (national)

Lecturer and Trainer, “Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Philosophy” , 2018 UP-CSSP Extramural Training for Social Science Teachers.

Module Writer. GE Course: Self and Society 1, University of the Philippines system (2018)

Lecturer (2018). “Ethnography of a Call Center: Learnings, Realities, Struggles and Compromises”. Paper presented for the celebration of the CSS week, UP Baguio.

Guest Lecturer and Trainer, “Training on Historical and Anthropological Research on Traditional Industries in Pangasinan”. Center for Pangasinan Studies. Capitol Resort Hotel, Lingayen, Pangasinan. September 8-9, 2017.


Salinas-Ramos, TA (2016). “Doing Critical Psychology in Indigenous Groups: The Case of Africa, New Zealand, and Australia” in Mendoza, L. (ed.) Social Science Teaching, Research and Practice. Conference Papers, Vol. 1, College of Social Sciences and the Cordillera Studies Center.

Canilao, N, Diaz, MA, Florendo, N, Salinas-Ramos, TA. (2015). “Indigenous Psychologies and Critical-emancipatory psychology” in Parker, Ian (ed.).  Handbook of Critical Psychology. London and New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

Florendo, N, San Luis, MC, Salinas-Ramos, TA. (2011) “Critical Research in Philippine Community Psychology”. Annual Review of Critical Psychology: Critical Psychology in a Changing World: Building Bridges and Expanding the Dialogue.

Prill-Brett, J. and Salinas-Ramos, TA. With Follosco, A. (1998) Tuba Ethnohistory Cordillera Studies Center, UP College Baguio. . (Funding source: Municipal government of Tuba, Benguet).


Prill-Brett,J. and Salinas-Ramos, TA (2022) “Changes in Indigenous Corporate Property Systems and Management of Resources of Upland and Lowland Cognatic Descent Groups of Northern Luzon”. Funded by the Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio

Salinas-Ramos, TA. (2020). Physical to Virtual Departure: the (In)Visibility of OFWs in Call Center Work”.

Salinas-Ramos, TA. (2018). The Tampa/Irikan: An Indigenous Agricultural Agreement. A paper presented in the 1st International Conference on Pangasinan Studies. Lingayen, Pangasinan

Prill-Brett, J. and Salinas-Ramos, TA. (2018). A Comparative Study of Indigenous Corporate Property Systems and Management of Resources of Upland and Lowland Cognatic Descent Groups of Northern Luzon. A research grant from the Cordillera Studies Center, University of the Philippines Baguio.

Salinas-Ramos, TA. (2016). Telepresence as a Tactic for Parenting: Negotiating for Time and Space Among Call Center Agents in Baguio City. Dissertation. University of the Philippines Diliman.

J. Bangcawayan, Diaz, MA , Salinas-Ramos, TA, A Villalon. (2013) Violence Against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Youth: The Philippine Experience. A paper submitted to the Tebtebba Foundation.

Salinas-Ramos, TA. (2011) The Exploration of Human Universals in Identity Reconstruction After Loss of a Partner. A paper prepared for the 14th Biennial Conference of the Society for Theoretical Psychology- Doing Psychology Under New Conditions, Thessaloniki, Greece.