Matthew Manuelito S. Miranda

Assistant Professor
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Matthew Manuelito S. Miranda serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman. He is also a Consulting and Book Editor of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies for the Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives on Public Policy Book Series. He is working on a volume regarding an Introduction to Philippine Politics. In 2021, he also served as one of the project directors for the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies’ (UP CIDS) Policy Studies for Political and Administrative Reform. As a policy director, he researched on the Philippine bureaucracy’s capacities on implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting about the country’s commitment and compliance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals especially on making peaceful institutions and global partnerships for sustainable development. Assistant Professor M.M.S. Miranda obtained his Bachelor of Arts – Honors (magna cum laude) and Master of Arts – Honors degrees in 2017 and 2018 respectively, both in Political Science, from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He accomplished his Bachelor’s thesis wherein he conducted an exploratory research on the formulation and discursive politics behind the enactment of the 2014 Gender-Fair Ordinance of Quezon City (QCGFO). He then finished his Master’s thesis on a comparative discourse analysis of anti-discrimination ordinances in two Philippine localities: the 2014 QCGFO and the 2017 Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of the City of Baguio. He had presented his works related to his theses and anti-discrimination policies in local and international conferences. These conferences include the following: the 2017 Sizihwan International Conference in Asia Pacific Studies, the 2018 Human Rights Youth Camp of Amnesty International, the 2019 Philippine Political Science Association International Conference, the 2020 Philippine Social Science Congress, and the 2021 World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association. He teaches social, economic, and political thought of key classical thinkers from ancient to contemporary eras to develop critical and creative thinking. He also teaches introductory political theory. In addition, he also facilitated a civic welfare training service class regarding volunteering in an orphanage. His research interests involve the history, politics, and discourse of human rights, the intersectionality of identity, gender studies, and social constructivist research. He is also compiling a dataset regarding the content and formulation of various policies related to human rights and anti-discrimination endeavors. Through his research, he seeks to understand socially oppressed sectors to help them gain better representation and influence in society.


  • Master of Arts (Honors) Political Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Political Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2017

Research Interests

Human Rights and Related Socio-Political Policies, Intersectionality and Identity Politics, Gender and Sexual Diversity Studies, Political Philosophy of Social Constructivism, Discourse Analysis and Mixed Method Research

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • Miranda, Matthew Manuelito S. 2021. “Policy Framing and Comparative Discourse Analysis: The 2014 Quezon City Gender-Fair Ordinance and the 2017 Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of the City of Baguio.” Philippine Political Science Journal 42 (3): 208-237. DOI:10.1163/2165025X-bja10024

Courses Taught

  • Social Science 2: Social, Economic, and Political Thought
  • Political Science 120: Introduction to Political Theory
  • National Training Service Program (Civic Welfare Training Service)