Jean Paul L. Zialcita

Jean Paul L. Zialcita, PhD

Associate Professor
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Jean Paul L. Zialcita, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on theories and methods in Political Science. His main research interest revolves around the phenomenon of migrant political transnationalism and its effects on migrant-sending countries like the Philippines.


  • PhD (Political Science), UP Diliman, 2015
  • Master in International Studies, UP Diliman, 2005
  • BS Industrial Engineering, UP Diliman, 1989

Research Interests

migration politics, local politics

Recent Publications

  • 2019. Presidential influence in the legislative process: The passage of the RH Bill in the Philippine House of Representatives. Philippine Social Sciences Review, 71(1), 27-41.
  • 2018. Jose P. Laurel. In J. Tigno (Ed.), Twentieth-century Philippine political thinkers: Selected readings. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.
  • 2013. International migrants: Agents of political change? In J. Tigno (Ed.), Interrogating migration: New questions and emerging trends in the Philippines (pp. 75–95). Quezon City: Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippine Social Science Council.
  • 2012. Political obligation in Catholic social thought. Synergeia, 4(1), 87­–111.
  • 2011. Mariano Ponce and the Philippine-American war: A view of the man and his deeds through his letters from Japan. Social Science Diliman, 7(2), 30–48.

Book Reviews

  • 2021. The Filipino Migration Experience: Global Agents of Change by Mina Roces. Contemporary Southeast Asia, 43(2), 595-598.
  • 2019. Liberalism and the post-colony: Thinking the state in 20th-century Philippines by Lisandro E. Claudio. Philippine Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 2019, 121-124.
  • 2010. State, politics and nationalism beyond borders: Changing dynamics In Filipino overseas migration by Jorge V. Tigno (Ed.). Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 19(2), 307-309.

Courses Taught

  • Political Science 11: Introduction to Political Science
  • Political Science 110: Political Analysis
  • Political Science 133: European Politics
  • Political Science 145: Readings in Political Theory
  • Political Science 180: Introduction to International Relations
  • Political Science 199: Research Design in Political Science
  • Political Science 210: Advanced Political Analysis
  • International Studies 290: Theories of International Relations
  • International Studies 299: Research Methods in International Studies
  • Social Science 2: Social, Economic and Political Thought