Jan Robert R. Go, MA
Assistant Professor

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 the managing editor of the Philippine Political Science Journal (PPSJ), the internationally refereed journal of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). Recently, he has been appointed as Coordinator of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) Computer Laboratory.

Assistant Professor Go handles courses on social, economic, and political thought; Philippine politics and government; the Philippine executive; society, politics, and government; qualitative research methods; and, Philippine and Asian political thought. His areas of interests include decentralisation and devolution, local political leadership, local citizen participation, the politics of educational reforms and governance, the new institutionalism in political science, Chinese diaspora, and politics of China.

He has been involved in research projects on health and re-election, rapid field appraisal of local government units, and money politics in elections, among others. He is also working on several papers on identity politics and the Chinese diaspora in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. 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.

  • Master of Arts (Political Science), University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2013.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of the Philippines, Manila, 2009.
Research Interests
  • Decentralization and devolution
  • Local politics
  • Politics of educational reform
  • New Institutionalism in political science
  • Chinese diaspora
Courses Handled
  • Political Science 11: Introduction to Political Science
  • Political Science 14: Philippine Government and Politics
  • Political Science 111: Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science
  • Political Science 151: The Philippine Executive
  • Political Science 160: Society, Politics, and Government
  • Political Science 167: Special Topics in Political Dynamics
  • Political Science 125/195: Asian Political Thought
  • Political Science 126196: Philippine Political Thought
  • Social Science 2: Social, Economic, and Political Thought