Maureen C. Pagaduan
is a faculty of the Department of Community Development, College of Social Work and Community Development of the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. She is the current chairperson of the Department and handles both graduate and undergraduate courses. She teaches most of the practice courses of Community Development such as community building, community organizing, mobilization and innovative strategies, advocacy work and social movement building.
She also supervises fieldwork every semester, doing community development work with students, NGO partners and communities mainly in urban areas. Supervision work facilitates student community engagements in the areas of community capacity building and leadership, community-based project planning and development, and advocacy work. NGO’s and people’s organization’s partnerships address challenges of sustainability and ownership of development processes, gains, and pains.
She also does volunteer work for a women’s NGO, networking and advocating for women’s rights and reforming the justice/legal system. Her current research interests are democracy, citizenship and multiculturalism, migration and marriage migration, ICT and women’s agency, women and peace building and social movements, and their relevance to the profession of community development.