My name is Cleve V. Arguelles, and I consider myself a political scientist specializing in the study of democracy. I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political and Social Change in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University (ANU) and Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at De La Salle University (DLSU). My work examines the contemporary troubles challenging fragile democracies (and enduring autocracies) across the world, with a regional focus in Southeast Asia.
My research projects on populism, disinformation, and the growing influence of China in Southeast Asia have been awarded research grants from university institutes, international organizations, and think tanks. These research have been published in scholarly journals, books, and other academic outlets. I also regularly get invited to talk about my research at home and overseas.
Apart from my academic work, I also actively contribute to research-driven public engagement. I have done media interviews for outlets like ABC (Australia), ABS-CBN (Philippines), Al Jazeera (UK), and CNN (Philippines). I have written op-eds for, and my research referred to in similar popular print and broadcast platforms. And I have also worked with democracy promotion and civil society groups including the Asian Democracy Network, Asian Network for Free Elections, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Asia.
If you are interested to work with me, feel free to get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I welcome opportunities for research collaboration, consulting engagements, invited lectures, and media interviews. You can learn a bit more about me in this CV.
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