Karl Arvin F. Hapal

Assistant Professor 7

Community Development

Specialization and Areas of Interest: Human Rights, Urban Violence, Resettlement, Participatory Action Research, Anti-Torture Advocacy, People-centered Development


Hapal, K. (2021). The Philippines’ COVID-19 Response: Securitising the Pandemic and Disciplining the Pasaway. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 1868103421994261.

Jensen, S., Hapal, K., & Quijano, S. (2020, September). Reconfiguring Manila: Displacement, Resettlement, and the Productivity of Urban Divides. In Urban Forum (Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 389-407). Springer Netherlands.

Hapal, K. (2019). Engaging the Trolls: Reactions of ‘Netizen’and Philippine Human Rights Organizations on Extrajudicial Killings. In Hooi, K.Y. & Simandjuntak, D. (Eds.), Exploring the Nexus between Technologies and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in Southeast Asia. p. 185-209. Bangkok: Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research/Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia Programme

Hapal, K., Pagaduan, M. & Papa, V. (2019). Doing Research with the Poor: A PAR-inspired approach. Discussion Paper Series. Center for Integrative and Development Studies. Quezon City.

Hapal, K. (2018). Participation as Subscriptions: Re-examining Participatory Development Practices. Philippine Journal of Social Development. Volume 10, p. 77-98. Quezon City. College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines.

Hapal, K. & Jensen, S. (2017). The Morality of Corruption: A View from the Police in the Philippines. In Jensen S. & Andersen, MK (Eds.), Corruption and Torture: Violent Exchange and Policing of the Urban Poor (pp. 39-68). Copenhagen: Aalborg Universitetsforlag.

Lascano, J., Anasarias, K., Hapal, K., Jensen, S. & Jefferson, A. (2017). Anti-Torture Advocacy in the Philippines: Building Partnerships and Alliances through Transformative Engagement. DIGNITY Publication Series on Torture and Organized Violence. Praxis Paper Volume 17. Danish Institute Against Torture. Copenhagen.

Jensen, S., & Hapal, K. (2015). Policing Bagong Silang: Intimacy and Politics in the Philippines. In P. Albrecht, & H. Kyed (Eds.), Policing and Politics of Order-Making (pp. 24-38). New York: Routledge.

Pagaduan, M., Panganiban, J., Hapal, K. (2015). Talakayan, Tunggalian at Diskurso: Isang paguusap tungkol sa community organizing at community development. Philippine Journal of Social Development. Volume 7, p. 116-130. Quezon City. College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines.

Jensen, S., Modvig, J., & Hapal, K. (2013). Violence in Bagong Silang: A Research Report Prepared in Collaboration between DIGNITY and Balay. DIGNITY Publication Series No. 2. Copenhagen: Danish Institute Against Torture.