Sol Dorotea R. Iglesias, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: Silangang Palma
Trunkline/Contact Number: +632 920 7246

Sol Iglesias is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines. She has a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies and an M.A. in Political Science from the National University of Singapore as well as a M.A. in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. She was selected as a Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Fellow in 2017. She was selected as an emerging scholar on democracy and autocracy by the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Democracy and Autocracy Committee in 2020 and won an APSA Asia Program fellowship in 2021. She was the first female, first Asian, and first Filipino director of Political and Economic affairs at the Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore. She co-edited the book Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Images of a Rising Giant. She also worked as a consultant to the World Bank and the Local Government Academy of the Philippines. She has published extensively on political violence in the Philippines, on Philippine politics and current affairs, on political conditionality in the European Union’s relations with Southeast Asia, as well as on regionalism in Asia and Europe. She is currently writing a book, The Dynamics of Political Violence in the Philippines, on the central-local interactions that produced violence in the democratic interregnum between the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship and authoritarianism under Duterte.


Doctor of Philosophy in Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, 2018
Master of Arts in International Relations, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 2013
Master of Social Sciences in Political Science, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 2003
Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (magna cum laude), University of the Philippines-Diliman, 1997

Research Interests

Political Violence, Democracy, Autocracy, State Violence

Courses Taught

Political Science 110: Political Analysis
Political Science 130: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Political Science 331: Special Problems in International Relations (The European Union and Human Rights)

Recent Publications