John Gabriel Cabayao

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John Gabriel Cabayao

Program Assistant

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, TI Strategic Operations Team

Graduate Assistant (Research)

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Graduate Student - Master of Arts

Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science


Educational Background

Master of Arts in Political Science (in progress), University of Calgary, 2022

Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Political Science, University of Calgary, 2019

Bachelor of Science with distinction in Plant Biology, University of Calgary, 2019


Areas of Research

Comparative politics of Southeast Asia, Indigenous politics of the Global South, Environmental politics, Social movements and democratisation


Course number Course title Semester
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 Global Politics Winter 2022
POLI 381 Introduction to International Relations Winter 2022


The Promise of Land: Peasant and Indigenous movements in the Philippines

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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  • English (C2)
  • French (B2)
  • Tagalog (B1)
  • American Sign Language (A1)