Trained in literature and anthropology, Resil B. Mojares, won several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle for works in fields of literary criticism, urban and rural history, and political biography.

He has been a recipient of prizes for his short stories, a national fellowships in the essay from the UP ICW, and teaching and research fellowships from the Ford, Toyota and Rockefeller foundations, Fulbright Program and Social Science Research Council (New York).

He served as visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, University of Hawaii and University of Michigan.

He was honored with a Gawad Balagtas award by the UMPIL in 1997 for his contributions to the development of Philippine literature. Dr. Mojares is Professor Emeritus at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City.