Abao, Carmel V.

Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Contact No.: 
(632) 426-6001 local 5250

Ph.D. in Development Studies, De La Salle University

M.A. in Governance and Development, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Professional Association & Recognition: 

President, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools Faculty Association (ALSFA) - 2017 to 2019

Research Fellow, Labor Research Institute, Labor Education, Advocacy and Research Network (LEARN) - 2017 to present

Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) – Philippines 2014 to present, 

Courses Taught: 

PolSc 30 History of Political Theory

PoS 70 (old code) Directed Study

PoS 100 (old code) Politics and Governance

PoS 131 (old code) International Political Economy

PoS 140 (old code) Issues and Problems in Philippine Politics and Governance

PoS 292 (old code) Comparative Political Economy

Research Interest: 

Labor and migration, social movements, international political economy, Philippine politics and governance






2018 “Trade Unions: Free but Weak”, in Thompson, Mark R. and Batalla, Eric Vincent C. (eds), Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines, London and New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group


2017 “Engaging Duterte: That Space in Between Populism and Pluralism” , in Curato, Nicole (ed), A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Early Presidency, Quezon City: Ateneo University Press.


Book Review of “Democratization through Migration? Political Remittances and Participation of Philippine Return Migrants” by Christl Kessler and Stefan Rother, Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International And Strategic Affairs, Volume 38, Number 3, December 2016, pp. 529-531.