Maria Elize H. Mendoza, MA
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: Room 207, Bulwagang Silangang Palma
Trunkline: (63 2) 981 8500 local 2380
Email: mhmendoza@up.edu.ph

Maria Elize H. Mendoza is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. She obtained her BA (magna cum laude) and MA degrees in Political Science under the BA-MA (Honors) Program of the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman.

She handles courses on Philippine local politics and social, economic, and political thought. Her research interests include Philippine local politics, the politics of education, and the relationship between social media and political participation.

Her Master’s thesis, “The Personal in Public Service: The Effects of Political Incentives on Local Government Spending”, looked into the relationship between the electoral motives of incumbent local chief executives and their patterns of public welfare expenditures.

Education

Master of Arts (Honors) in Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2017
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2016 (magna cum laude)

Research Interests

Philippine local politics
Politics of education
Social media and political participation

Courses Taught

Social Science 2 (Social, Economic and Political Thought)
Political Science 101 (Introduction to Philippine Politics)
Political Science 154 (Philippine Local Politics)

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