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Cleve V. Arguelles

PhD Candidate, Department of Political & Social Change, Australian National University

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, and Head of Research and Fellow at WR Numero Research, Inc.


  • 2015–2018
    Assistant professor of political science, University of the Philippines Manila


  • 2017 
    Central European University, MA Political Science, with Distinction
  • 2015 
    University of the Philippines, BA Political Science