Dennis F. Quilala, MA
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: Bulwagang Silangang Palma

Dennis Quilala is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science of the University of the Philippines. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Canterbury. He focuses on the study of peace processes and conflicts in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. His other research interests include political philosophy, local governance, human rights, and political violence.


MA Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2005

Research Interests

Peace processes and conflicts
Human rights
Local governance
Political violence

Courses Taught
Recent Publications

“The Protracted Crisis in Mindanao: Japan’s Cooperation and Human Security” in Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia, 2019 (co-written with Sachiko Ishikawa)

“Narratives and Counter-narratives: Responding to Political Violence in the Philippines” in Southeast Asian Affairs Volume 2018, 2018

“The Philippines in 2014: Unmasking the Daang Matuwid” in the Philippine Political Science Journal, Vol. 36, Issue 1, April, 2015.

“Counterterrorism and Conflict Resolution in the Philippines” 2015 (co-written with Allan delos Reyes and Carolina Hernandez)