Cristina Montiel

Cristina Montiel
Dr. Cristina Montiel | nastphl

Dr. Cristina Montiel

In line with the celebration of 2023 National Women’s Month, we will be featuring our NAST PHL women for Agha Monday!

Let’s get to know more about the empowered women of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL).

Dr. Cristina J. Montiel is a notable specialist in the field of peace/political psychology. During and after Martial Law, she developed her practice of peace/political psychology through her deep extensive involvement in Philippine liberation movements. She has spent the majority of her adult life working to make the Philippine political arena more humane.

Dr. Montiel is currently a Professor Emeritus at the Psychology Department of the Ateneo de Manila University. She has been serving the institution for more than forty-five (45) years as a peace/political psychology professor. She is also the founder and co-director of the Analytics for Democratization Research Lab, a research group at the Ateneo that studies Philippine social realities through critical text analytics and computational social science. Moreover, she has also published more than 100 papers in various high-impact international and local journals; and in selected chapters of psychology-related books.

Dr. Montiel is widely recognized and highly respected by her international academic peers. She has been awarded the prestigious Ralph K White Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Peace Psychology of the American Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Global Organization of Psychologists for Social Responsibility in 1998.

Acd. Montiel obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (cum laude) from Maryknoll College in 1972, her Master of Arts, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Social Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University in 1978 and 1984, respectively. She was elected to the Academy in 2021.

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