Dr. Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

Dr. Jayeel Serrano Cornelio


Jayeel Serrano Cornelio ist jetzt an der Ateneo de Manila University auf den Philippinen tätig.

Jayeel Serrano Cornelio was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.  He was also teaching a class on youth and religion at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Göttingen.  Since June 2014, Jayeel is director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. 

He received the MSocSci in Applied Sociology (2007) and the PhD in Sociology (2011) from the National University of Singapore.  He was a recipient of the Asia Research Institute PhD Grant, the Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals, and the Lee Foundation Prize for graduating at the top of his cohort.  He has held visiting posts at the Department of Religious Studies (Lancaster University), the Institute of Philippine Culture, and the Asia Research Institute.

Jayeel’s publications are in the areas of youth, religion, education, and urban studies.  He is currently working on his first monograph on the Filipino Catholic youth, a co-edited volume on religion in global society (with Linda Woodhead, Francois Gauthier, and Tuomas Martikainen), and special journal issues on religious philanthropy in Asia (with Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce) and on the study of Filipino Catholicism.


Beiträge in Sammelbänden

[Forthcoming] “Prayer as Conversations and the Image of God: The Case of Filipino Catholic Students.”  In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead, eds., A Sociology of Prayer.  Aldershot: Ashgate

[Forthcoming] “Young People and Golden Rule Catholicism in the Philippines:  The Case of Religiously Involved Filipino Students.” In Giselle Vincett, ed., Christianity in the Modern World: Changes and Controversies. Aldershot: Ashgate.

[2009] “The New Face of Global Evangelism.” In  Francis Lim, ed., Mediating Piety: Religion and Technology in Asia. Leiden: Brill Publishing. 

[2008] “New Paradigm Christianity and Commitment-formation: The Case of Hope Filipino (Singapore).” In Abby Day, ed., Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, Identity, 65-77. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Artikel in Fachzeitschriften (peer-reviewed)

[2013] “Religious freedom in the Philippines: From legalities to lived experience.” The Review of Faith & International Affairs. 11(2): 36-45. Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15570274.2013.808036#.UeaixW3b2W1

[2012] “Youth in interfaith dialogue: Intercultural understanding and its implications on education in the Philippines.” Innovacíon Educativa . 12(60): 41-62. Available from: http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=4219864

[2012] “Priesthood satisfaction and the challenges priests face: a case study of a rural diocese in the Philippines.” Religions. 3(4): 1103-1119. Available from: http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/3/4/1103

[2011] “Foregrounding the Study of Generations in Education Research:  The Case of Filipino Students and the Isolated Generation.” Reformare: Journal of Education Research. 1(1): 9-35.  Available from: http://investigacion.cosdac.sems.gob.mx/ojs/index.php/INVEMS/article/view/12/12

[2010] Being Catholic as Reflexive Spirituality: The Case of Religiously Involved Filipino Students.  Asia Research Institute Working Paper Series. No. 146.  Available from: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/publication_details.asp?pubtypeid=WP&pubid=1675

[2009] With Raffin, Anne. “The Catholic Church and Education as Sources of Institutional Panic in the Philippines.” Asian Journal of Social Science. 37: 778-798.

[2008] “Institutional Religion and Modernity-in-Transition: Christianity’s Innovations in the Philippines and Latin America”. Philippine Studies. 56(3): 345-358.

[2008] “It’s Not Just about Food: The Ordinary Experience of Eating among Filipina Domestic Helpers in Singapore’s Lucky Plaza.” International Sociological Association E-Bulletin. 10 (July): 81-107.

[2007] “The Minister is Lay: Social Organization in New Paradigm Christianity.” Global Missiology. 1(5). Available from: http://ojs.globalmissiology.org/index.php/english/article/view/204


Book Review of Nilan, Pam and Carles Feixa, eds. 2006. Global Youth?: Hybrid Identities, Plural Worlds. Asian Journal of Social Science37: 953-976.

Book Review of Cleary, Edward.  2009.  How Latin America Saved the Soul of the Catholic Church.  H-LatAm. Available from:

Spezielle Projekte

[2009] “Religion in Tayabas.” In Ana MTP Labrador and Zialcita, F., eds., Building a Database towards a Community-based Heritage Tourism.  Ateneo de Manila University.


Invited Lecturer, “Religious Change: Exploring the Sociology of Religion,” Colegio de Mexico, Mexico (October 20, 2011)

Invited Plenary Lecturer, “Outward-oriented: The State of Science and Technology in Higher Education in Singapore and the Philippines,” Jornada por el futuro de la educaction cientifica y tecnologica, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico (October 16 – 17, 2011)

Paper Presenter, “God doesn’t speak in mysterious ways: Answered prayers and the Filipino Catholic youth,” 31st International Conference, International Society for the Sociology of Religion, Aix-en-Provence, France (June 30 – July 3, 2011)

Paper Presenter, “Religious Identity as Religious Meaning: Dispelling the Myth of Cafeteria Catholicism,” Postgraduate Seminar Series, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (14 October 2010)

Paper Presenter, “Being Catholic among contemporary Filipino youth,” Working Group Ethnology of Religion Conference on Experiencing Religion, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, State Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Poland (1-3 June 2010)          

Paper Presenter, “Being Catholic as Reflexive Spirituality: The Case of Religiously Involved Filipino Youth?,” Postgraduate Seminar, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University (24 May 2010)       

Paper Presenter, “The Religious Identity of the Filipino Catholic Youth: A Glimpse of the Future?,” Sociology of Religion Annual Conference 2010, British Sociological Association, University of Edinburgh (6-8 April 2010)

Paper Presenter, “Being Catholic: Some Preliminary Notes,” Visiting Research Associate Lecture Series, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University (15 July 2009)

Paper Presenter, “Hardship, Hope, and the Catholic Faith of Probinsiyano Students in Metro Manila,” 3rd South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion Conference on Waters in South and Southeast Asia: Interaction of Culture and Religion , Institute Seni Indonesia and Universitas Hindu Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia (3 – 6 June 2009)

Paper Presenter, “Institutional Religion and Modernity-in-Transition,” 2008 Philippine Sociological Society National Conference, Philippine Social Science Council (17 – 18 October 2008)

Paper Presenter (with Anne Raffin, PhD), “Understanding Institutions in Incomplete Modernity: Catholicism and Education as Sites of Tension, Negotiation, and Assertion in the Philippines,” The 8th ASEAN Inter-University Conference onSocial Development, University of the Philippines (28 – 31 May 2008)

Paper Presenter, “The Minister is Lay: Social Organization in New Paradigm Christianity,” The Sacred in a Global City: Symposium on Religion in Singapore, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, National Museum of Singapore (10 March 2007)

Paper Presenter, “Hope Filipino (Singapore): Commitment-formation in New Paradigm Christianity,” Religion and Globalization Cluster Study Group Seminar, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (07 March 2007)

Paper Presenter, “Studying the Social Organization in New Paradigm Christianity,” 1st ASEAN Graduate Scholars Workshop, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (28-29 July 2006)

Paper Presenter, “People in Action: The Rise of the Filipino Congregation,” Sociology of Religion Annual Conference 2006, British Sociological Association, University of Manchester (3-5 April 2006)        

Paper Presenter, “The New Face of Global Evangelism: The Virtualization of Spiritual Experience,” 4th Graduate Research Workshop, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (14-15 January 2006)