Official Title: Assistant Professor

Faculty: 宗教研究及哲學學院


Short Bio

Ian Shelley Alabanza was awarded summa cum laude honors for his PhD from the University of Saint Joseph. He has been lecturing at the university for 10 years and has taught 23 different course modules on topics related to philosophy, theology, and psychology. His main research is on migrant religiosity while his other academic interests include the psychology of religion and spirituality as well as cultural anthropology.


Conference Papers

Alabanza, I. S. (2018). Faith in the Context of Migration: Ethnographic Features of Faith of Migrant Filipino Catholics in Macao, China. Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion, and Philosophy (ACERP 2018), 22-24 March, organized by The International Academic Forum, Kobe City, Japan.

Alabanza, I. S. (2017). Immutability of Faith: The Preservation of Religious Belief and Practice of Migrant Filipino Catholics in Macao. Paper presented at the 7th South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and Religion (SSEASR) Conference, 09-12 July, organized by Vietnam Buddhist University, Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Alabanza, I. S. (2008). José Rizal and José Martí: Revolutionary Hispanic Readings. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Philippine Studies, 23-26 July, organized by the Philippine Social Science Council and Philippine Studies Association, Quezon City, Philippines.

Alabanza, I. S. (2008). Fray Antonio de Santa Maria Caballero’s Travels in 17th Century China: The Soul and Body Debate. Paper presented at European-Asian Cultural Encounters, 15-17 May, organized by University of Lyon, Macau Inter-University Institute, and Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai and Macau.

Alabanza, I. S. (2007). José Rizal, Revolution, and the Downfall of the Spanish Empire. Paper presented at the 13th Congress of International Federation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 25-28 September, organized by the International Federation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Macau.



Year 1 Master
Year 1 Bachelor
2 credits
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2 credits
1.5 credits
2 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
2 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
3 credits
2 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
2 credits
Year 1
3 credits
3 credits