JSEALab welcomes inaugural Scholar-in-Residence

Inaugural JSEALab Scholar-in-Residence (August-September 2023): Dr. Sol Iglesias

Dr. Sol Iglesias is the Inaugural JSEALab Scholar-in-Residence, visiting UW-Madison in August-September 2023. Dr. Iglesias is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, having joined the faculty in 2021. She has a PhD in Southeast Asian Studies and an MA in Political Science from the National University of Singapore, as well as an MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BA in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. She won an American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Asia Program fellowship in 2021 and had been selected as an emerging scholar on democracy and autocracy by the APSA Democracy and Autocracy Committee in 2020. She was selected as a Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Fellow in 2017. She is a core group member of the Network in Defense of Historical Truth and Academic Freedom and lead author of the Philippine case in the 2022 Free to Think report of Scholars at Risk. She has published extensively on political violence in the Philippines, as well as on Philippine politics and current affairs. She is currently writing a book, How a Weak State Governs: The Dynamics of Violence in Philippine Politics, on the central-local interactions that produced violence in the democratic interregnum between the Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. dictatorship and authoritarianism under Rodrigo Duterte.

While at UW-Madison, she will give the first Friday Forum lecture of the 2023-2024 academic year in Friday, 8 September. Please see details about that lecture here.