Christopher is an MA Candidate in the Department of Geography. He holds a degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from De La Salle University and took some master’s units in Geography at the University of the Philippines-Diliman before moving to Toronto. In Manila, he worked for a few years in the non-profit sector, and has written for a number of publications in a freelance capacity.
With Chaya Go and Kenneth Cardenas, he is a member of the new Alitaptap Collective, which is committed to building networks of solidarity among activists, artists and academics in the Philippines and abroad, concerned with issues of human rights and social justice.
His current research looks into the post-war history of the Jewish left in Canada, and their contributions to labour, civil rights and human rights causes throughout a period that also saw its gradual decline as a political force in the diaspora community.
Keywords: Labour history; transnational social movements; nationalism; historical geography; critical geopolitics; Jewish studies; peace and conflict studies; Philippines; Israel-Palestine; North America