Hi there! I am a political scientist who writes on political and social change in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. I am Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Development Studies at De La Salle University (DLSU), Head of Research at WR Numero Research, and PhD candidate in the Department of Political and Social Change at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University,

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

Prior to joining DLSU and WR Numero, I was 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.