Benedito, Roberto

Curriculum Vitae

Doctoral Lecturer
History-Philosophy

Phone: 718-262-2525
Office Location: AC-3D04
RBenedito@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University At Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo  Anthropology  1994 
MA  University At Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo  Anthropology  1989 
JD  College of Law, University of the Philippines  Law  1985 

Roberto M. Benedito is a Doctoral Lecturer in the Cultural Diversity Program of the Department of History and Philosophy.  He is a lawyer with a Ph. D. in Anthropology (SUNY at Buffalo).  He currently serves as a member of the Outcomes and Assessment Committee, an advisory body to the President.  

Benedito's research deals with law, culture and anthropology.  His area specialty is Southeast Asia particulary the Philippines, where he was from originally and worked as a lawyer and human rights advocate.  He has studied law, culture and legal consciousness among indigenous peoples of the Philippines.  He has published articles on the impact of state and international law on indigenous peoples rights specifically their ownership to ancestral land.  A common theme in his research is the significance of cultural practice in law and legal institutions. 

Areas of Expertise

Law and Anthropology
Human Rights
Indigenous Peoples' Rights
South East Asia

Books in Field Of Expertise

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Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Anthropology, University At Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo: 1992-1993.

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Anthropology, University At Buffalo, SUNYat Buffalo: 1987-1990.

Scholar-in-Residence, School of Law, University At Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo: 1987-1990.

Justice Alex Reyes Scholarship, College of Law, University of the Philippines: 1981-1984.

University of the Philippines Scholarship: 1976-1979.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Attended, The Innocence Project (Elizabeth Webster and Nicole Harris “National litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice”: Feb 23, 2011.

Assisted, Cultural Diversity sponsored Program “Under the Veil”: Nov 4, 2010.

Sponsor/Host, World Mental Health Day (Speaker: Mr. Dan Coronel, AVP Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center): Oct 7, 2010.

Facilitator, York College’s Freshman Reader Program (Outcast United): Sept 7, 2010.

Assisted in the Cultural Diversity Program Special Black History Month Event: Feb 25, 2010.

Assisted in Pulitzer Prize winner Ms. Lynn Nottage’s visit to York College Campus: Oct. 23, 2009.

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Benedito, Roberto
 

Benedito, Roberto
Doctoral Lecturer
History-Philosophy