About me

Joseph Reylan Viray, PhD is an Associate Professor of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Mr. Viray received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Sociology, Juris Doctor, and Master in Public Administration from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Philippine Studies—Language, Culture, and Media from De La Salle University, Manila. He received an Outstanding Dissertation Award from De La Salle University for his work on Br. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC.

Mr. Viray is currently the Director of the Research Institute for Culture and Language Studies of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Mabini Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal, published by the University. He is a member of the International Board of Reviewers of the Journal of Posthuman Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Deliberatio: Studies in Contemporary Philosophical Challenges, published by the Institute for Social and Political Research of the West University of Timisoara in Romania.

Mr. Viray is an Associate Professorial Lecturer V of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Graduate School. He handles courses in the PhD in Filipino, PhD in Communication, MA in Filipino, and MA in Communication programs. He is an Associate Professor V in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, College of Arts and Letters, PUP, and the Department of Communication Research, College of Communication, PUP. He was appointed Visiting Scholar for the School of Liberal Arts at Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, from February 27–April 1, 2023.

Mr. Viray has a variety of academic interests. He likes philosophy, sociology, law, arts and humanities, media, politics, history, and Philippine studies.