Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo is an anthropologist and engaged scholar based at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Institute for Asian and African Studies. She works on peace and conflict studies, with a focus on violence and subjectivity, othering, moral and ethical self-formation, affect and emotions, resistance, and solidarity in national and transnational contexts. She is also interested in and writes on the anthropology of Islam, state and religion, decoloniality, critical research ethics, and engaged scholarship. She received her PhD at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin. Born and raised in the Philippines where she was trained in anthropology and taught at the University of the Philippines, Rosa continues her research on the country and its diaspora. She is also the founder of Philippine Studies Series Berlin and project leader of Advancing Philippine Studies at HU.