University of Calgary

John Gabriel Cabayao

  • Master's Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching


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). 

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Current Studies

  • Master's Student
    Degree: Master of Arts
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