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Bianca Angelien Claveria

PhD candidate

B.A. Claveria MA
+31 71 527 4165

Bianca Angelien Claveria is a PhD candidate at the Institute for History, and a member of Dr. Fenneke Sysling's ERC Starting Grant project COMET: Human Subject Research and Medical Ethics in Colonial Southeast Asia.

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Curriculum Vitae

Bianca Angelien Aban Claveria is a PhD candidate at the Institute for History, Leiden University. Claveria graduated with honors from Ateneo de Manila University in 2013, with a degree in AB History, minor in Philosophy, and in 2022 she completed her degree in Master of Arts, major in History at the same university. During her graduate studies, she represented the university at the 14th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI) held at Yangon, Myanmar in 2017, and she participated in a one-year graduate student exchange program at the International Christian University (ICU) in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan from 2017-2018. She also served as the Chairperson of the Ateneo’s Committee on Graduate Students Concerns (CGSC) from 2020-2021. Prior to pursuing her PhD studies at Leiden University, she was an Instructor at the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University, and also an Editorial Assistant of the Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints journal from 2022-2023.


History of vaccination in the Philippines, from the American Colonial Period to the Japanese Occupation years (1898-1945). The research project also intends to study vaccine testing (involving animals and humans) and vaccination campaigns (both compulsory and voluntary).

Grants and awards

2023 Young Historian's Prize (YHP), granted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), for her research “Warnings from the Weather Watchers: The Manila Observatory, the Royal Observatory Hongkong, and Early 20th Century Networks of Meteorological Communications”.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1,64


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