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Benedito, Roberto

Benedito, Roberto

Doctoral Lecturer
History-Philosophy
Areas of Expertise:
  • Law and Anthropology
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  • South East Asia

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. 

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 

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Benedito, Roberto
 

Benedito, Roberto
Doctoral Lecturer
History-Philosophy