Dr. Africa-Verceles is the Project Leader of the Angat Bayi Program. She is the Director of the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Women and Development Studies (DWDS) in the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. She has previously served as Chairperson of the DWDS (2013-2016) and Director of the Doctor of Social Development Program of the CSWCD (2017).
Dr. Verceles earned her Doctorate in Social Development (2014), MA in Women and Development Studies (2003), and BA in Philosophy (1987) from UP Diliman. She also has a BSc (Honours) in Economics (1990) from the University of London. Her research and extension work are in the areas of gender and development and gender and the economy.