Jan Robert R. Go is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degree from UP Manila, and Master of Arts (Political Science) from UP Diliman. He is currently the managing editor of the Philippine Political Science Journal (PPSJ), the internationally refereed journal of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA).
Assistant Professor Go handles courses on social, economic, and political thought; Philippine politics and government; the Philippine executive; society, politics, and government; politics of education; and, Philippine and Asian political thought. His research interests include decentralisation and devolution, local political leadership, local citizen participation, the politics of educational reforms and governance, and the new institutionalism in political science.
He led a research project entitled “Health Gains and Re-election: An Analysis of the Influence of Local Health Improvements on the 2013 Local Election Results in the Zuellig Family Foundation’s Partner Municipalities,” funded by the Zuellig Family Foundation. He is also working on a research on identity politics and the Chinese-Filipino community in a Philippine municipality. At present, he is part of the team doing research on poverty alleviation in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Prior to joining the University, Assistant Professor Go worked at the Emergency and Humanitarian Action unit of World Health Organisation Regional Office for the Western Pacific.