Enrico V. Gloria

Enrico V. Gloria, MA

Assistant Professor of International Relations
on study leave

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Enrico Gloria joined the department of Political Science in January 2019. He is currently completing his PhD studies at Tsinghua University where he specializes in Chinese foreign policy under the supervision of Professor Chen Qi (陈琪). Enrico also completed his Master’s degree in Politics (International Relations) from the same university, where he was awarded the “Oustanding Master’s Student Award” and the “Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award”. He was also a Research Intern at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center under the Young Ambassador’s Program in 2018. Prior to his graduate studies at Tsinghua, Enrico attended a one-year Chinese language program at Tianjin Normal University. He is a recipient of the Chinese Government Scholarship for his studies from 2015 to 2018 and the Xinghua Scholarship grant for his ongoing doctorate studies. Enrico obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the UP School of Economics in 2013.

Before joining the department, Enrico also served as a senior lecturer at the Department of International Studies at Far Eastern University, Manila. He was also a research associate at the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center from 2014 to 2015. In 2012, Enrico served as an intern at the Third World Studies Center in CSSP– the place where he found his passion for research and the academe.

Assistant Professor Gloria primarily handles general education and introductory courses on social, economic, and political thought; and International Relations, as well as elective courses in International Political Economy and Philippine foreign policy. His areas of interest include Philippine-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, major powers, ASEAN-China relations, economic statecraft, politics of China, and theories of IR. He is currently doing research on China’s foreign policy discourses, China’s influence in Southeast Asia, and social identity theory in international relations.

Enrico likes to study Chinese during his free time. He also enjoys working out as well as playing Pokémon games on his Nintendo Switch and Nintendo DS. Enrico is also a devoted “Lamb”, having been a fan of Mariah Carey’s music since “Fantasy” was released in 1995.


  • Master of Arts in Politics (International Relations), Tsinghua University
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Research Interests

Chinese foreign policy; Philippine-China Relations; Major Powers; Theories of IR

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • 2022, w/ Andrew Yeo “National Identity and the Limits of Chinese Public Diplomacy in the Philippines,” Journal of Contemporary China, https://doi.org/10.1080/10670564.2022.2052438
  • 2021, “Justifying Economic Coercion: the discourse of victimhood in China’s unilateral sanctions policy”, The Pacific Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2021.1980605
  • 2021, “The Silk Road Spirit: China’s BRI discourse and its pursuit for great power status,” Asian Politics & Policy, 2021(00), 1-18, https://doi.org/10.1111/aspp.12600
  • 2021, “Of benevolence and unity: Unpacking China’s foreign policy discourses toward Southeast Asia,” Journal of ASEAN Studies, 9(1), 1-23, https://doi.org/10.21512/jas.v9i1.7037
  • 2021, “The Philippines in 2020: Exposed Deficiencies and Aggravated Backsliding in a Year of Crises,” Philippine Political Science Journal 42 (1): 56-83. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/2165025X-bja10016
  • 2015, w/Ronald Mendoza, & Ser Peña-Reyes, “Analysis of Income Tax Reforms in the Philippines,” Asia Pacific Business and Economics Perspectives. Volume III, Issue 2 (Winter 2015). https://tinyurl.com/2zr9mmzr

Book Chapters

  • w/Aries Arugay. “Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),” In: Romaniuk S., Marton P. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3_362-1
  • w/ Aries Arugay. “ Resource Curse,” In: Romaniuk, S.N. and Marton, P. (eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3_430-1
  • “Constructing Major Power Identity: China’s Discourses on the Belt and Road Initiative an Policy Insights for the Philippines,” In: Arugay, A. & Kraft, H. (eds.), Towards an Enhanced Strategic Policy in the Philippines. UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies. https://tinyurl.com/5n7x42at

Commentaries/Opinion Editorial

  • w/ Andrew Yeo. “Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown,” The Diplomat. 14 May 2022. https://tinyurl.com/2p8c9maa
  • “The Future of Duterte’s Pivot to China: A Non-Defeatist Approach,” Fulcrum: Analysis on Southeast Asia. 16 November 2021. https://tinyurl.com/29vfnhsj
  • w/ Andrew Yeo “In a first, the Nobel Peace Prize went to a Filipina. Her government isn’t happy,” Monkey Cage: The Washington Post. 21 October 2021. https://wapo.st/3ni1eqS
  • “Colonialism and Debt of Gratitude: Framing the US and China in Duterte’s Foreign Policy Discourses,” Philippine Strategic Forum. 09 August 2021 (12 August 2021). https://tinyurl.com/ajcxcpe6 (Republished at Eurasian Review: https://tinyurl.com/kkd33ae)
  • “Understanding China’s Foreign Policy Discourse: The Belt and Road Initiative as a Pursuit for Major Power Identity”. UP CIDS Discussion Paper Series 2020-06. UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies. https://cids.up.edu.ph/publications/discussion-papers/2020-series/2020-06/
  • Enrico Gloria. “US-Philippine Alliance under Donald Trump” 27号学术空间. Tsinghua University. https://tinyurl.com/2sahfema
  • Enrico Gloria & Ronald Mendoza. “Is the Filipino Middle Class Over Taxed?”, Rappler. 03 August 2014. http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/65114-filipino-middle-class-over-taxed

Courses Taught

  • POLSC 130
  • POLSC 180
  • POLSC 181
  • POLSC 188
  • Soc Sci 2