A.C. (Ariel) Lopez MA

  • PhD student
  • Early modern Southeast Asia, Philippines

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1646
E-Mail: a.c.lopez@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Geschiedenis diversen

Fields of interest

  • Early modern and early colonial insular Southeast Asia
  • Women and religious conversion
  • 'Piracy' and slave-raiding
  • Specific regions: north Sulawesi and the Sangir archipelago; Mindanao


Ariel's PhD project deals on the social transformations in the Sangir archipelago and north Sulawesi and the role of the religious missions (most prominently Protestant) in those changes. In particular, it will focus on the changing position and perception of women in the social and domestic spheres.

Curriculum Vitae

Ariel obtained a degree in Bachelor of Arts in History (summa cum laude) at the University of the Philippines (UP)– Diliman in 2007. He taught general education courses at the UP History Department for two years before commencing his studies at Leiden University in 2009. In Leiden, he obtained a BA (cum laude) and a Research Masters in History (thesis: Family and Politics in Maguindanao, ca. 1680-1760) in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Key publications

“Of Arms and Strategy: Piracy and the Netherlands Indies Government.” Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 44, no. 1 (2010): 191-222.

Last Modified: 10-12-2015