Ofreneo, Mira Alexis P.

Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Loyola Schools Gender Hub

Contact No.: 
426-6001 local 5260-62

PhD in Social Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University

MA in Counseling Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
BS Economics, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Cum Laude 

Courses Taught: 

Qualitative Methods
Supervised Study
Current Issues in Psychology
Research in Psychology
Psychological Statistics
Research Methods
Attitude Assessment
Research Seminar


Recent Publications

Ofreneo, M. A. P., Gamalinda, T. B., & Canoy, N. A. (2021). Culture-embedded drivers and barriers to (non) condom use among Filipino MSM: a critical realist inquiry. AIDS Care, 33(11), 1430–1435. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2020.1801979

Alingasa, A. P. T., & Ofreneo, M. A. P. (2021). “Fearless, powerful, Filipino”: identity positioning in the hashtag activism of #BabaeAko. Feminist Media Studies, 21(4), 587–603. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1791927

Alampay, L. P., Galvez Tan, L. J. T., Tuliao, A. P., Baranek, P., Ofreneo, M. A., Lopez, G. D., Fernandez, K. G., Rockman, P., Villasanta, A., Angangco, T., Freedman, M. L., Cerswell, L., & Guintu, V. (2020). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness program for Filipino children. Mindfulness, 11(2), 303–316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01124-8

Ofreneo, M. A., Canoy, N., Martinez, L. M., Fortin, P., Mendoza, M., Yusingco, M. P., & Aquino, M. G. (2020). Remembering love: Memory work of orphaned children in the Philippine drug war. Journal of Social Work, 146801732097291. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017320972919

Villasanta, A. P. V. P., & Ofreneo, M. A. P. (2020). Finding the introspective voice: Listening to public school teachers’ narratives of their mindfulness journey. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1739580

Ofreneo, M. A., & Canoy, N. (2017). Falling into poverty: the intersectionality of meanings of HIV among overseas Filipino workers and their families. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 19(10), 1122–1135. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2017.1294261

Canoy, N. A., & Ofreneo, M. A. P. (2017). Struggling to care: A discursive-material analysis of negotiating agency among HIV-positive MSM. Health, 21(6), 575–594. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459315628040

Ofreneo, M. A. P., Canoy, N. A., & De, J. M. (2015). Pambubugbog at bugbugan sa gitna ng kahirapan : a discursive and structural analysis of domestic violence. Institute Of Philippine Culture, School Of Social Sciences, Ateneo De Manila University.

Ofreneo, M. A. P., & Epidemiology Bureau, Department of Health. (2015). Qualitative study on the drivers and barriers to condom use, HIV testing, and access to social hygiene clinic services among males who have sex with males (MSM). Epidemiology Bureau, Department of Health.

Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 

Professional Associations
Associate Editor, November 2010- present Philippine Journal of Psychology
Board Member & Convention Chair, Sept. 2011- Oct. 2013 Psychological Association of the Philippines
Vice President & Overall Convention Co- Chair, September 2010-August 2011 Psychological Association of the Philippines
Convention Co-Chair, Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2010 Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) 

Awards and Recognition
Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao SJ Teaching Award, 2013
Conferred by the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)
Most Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2012
Conferred by the Psychological association of the Philippines for Positioning Theory as a Discursive Approach to Understanding Same-Sex Intimate Violence.” Doctoral dissertation, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City