Hi there! I am a political scientist who studies democracy, populism, and Southeast Asia politics. I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political and Social Change at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University, Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Development Studies at De La Salle University (DLSU), and Convenor of Populism & Democracy Research Cluster at DLSU.

My academic work examines the contemporary troubles challenging fragile democracies in Southeast Asia including clientelism, disinformation, and populism. My research, which have been awarded various grants, have been published in Asian Politics & Policy, Democratic Theory, and Review of Women’s Studies. I also actively contribute to public scholarship through my op-eds and regular interviews with the media.

Prior to joining DLSU, I previously worked as Assistant Professor and Head of Political Science Program at the University of the Philippines Manila. I earned my BA and MA degrees in political science from the University of the Philippines and Central European University, respectively.