Encarnacion Alzona Biography, Contribution to Social Science

Encarnacion Alzona is a noted Filipino historian, civic leader, and the first Filipino woman to obtain a PhD. She worked tirelessly to obtained women’s suffrage in the Philippines which was granted only in 1937.

Personal Information
Birth Date : March 23, 1895
Died : March 13, 2001
Birthplace : Biñan, Laguna, Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines (1947)
Course : History
Masters : History from UP and another from Radcliff College, USA
Doctorate : Ph.D. from Columbia University (1923)

Career Highlights
1928 – President, Philippine Association of University Women
* History Professor, University of the Philippines
* First President, Kababaihang Rizal (Women of Rizal)
* Chairwoman, National Historical Institute from 1959 to 1966
* Member, Philippine delegation to UNESCO
* Member, Board of Regents, University of the Philippines

Contribution to Social Science
* Role of women in society
* Women’s Suffrage
* Educational Progress in the Philippines

Books Authored
1934 – The Filipino Woman: Her Social, Economic and Political Status (1565-1933)
1932 – A History of Education in the Philippines 1565-1930
El Llegado de España a Filipinas

Major Awards
1985 – National Scientist of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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