Cleo Anne A. Calimbahin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the De La Salle University-Manila. Her research focuses on election administration, corruption studies, and comparative democratization in Southeast Asia. She co-edited the book Patronage Democracy: Clans, Clients and Competition in Local Elections with Julio Teehankee (ADMU Press, 2022). Her published work appears in journals such as Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Philippine Political Science Journal, and Bandung Journal of the Global South. Her research work is also featured as book chapters in edited volumes published by Edward Elgar Press, NUS Press, and ADMU Press. She completed her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Fulbright Fellow. She received her MSc in International Politics of Asia and Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She was the Global South Scholar in Residence in the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva; and a Visiting Research Fellow for the Institute for Developing Economies (IDE-Jetro) in Japan. Dr. Calimbahin has provided technical assistance and research to international organizations and foundations. She is a Fellow of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation.
Research Interests: Southeast Asia Politics, Democratization, State Capacity and Autonomy