University of Calgary

John Gabriel Cabayao

  • Master's Student


He / Him



My areas of study are the comparative politics of Southeast Asia, environmental politics, social movements, and Indigenous politics in the "postcolonial" state. My current research is a within-case study of Indigenous movements as well as peasant and rural movements in the Philippines. More specifically, how these groups responded to state policies concerning Indigenous land claims and agricultural land redistribution respectively. This research explores how developing states address the issue of land reform in the era of postcolonialism and neoliberalism. In future studies, I want to expand this comparative study by including similar cases from across Southeast Asia (e.g. Indonesia, Malaysia) as well as from Latin America (e.g. Bolivia, Peru). 

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • POLI 359 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Fall 2020)
  • POLI 399 Quantitative Research Methods (Winter 2021)
  • POLI 213 Political Ideologies (Fall 2021)
  • POLI 283 Issues and Trends in World Politics (Winter 2022)
  • POLI 381 Introduction to International Relations (Winter 2022)
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Current Studies

  • Master's Student
    Degree: Master of Arts
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