Work Experiences


  • Tenured Director, Policy Research and Legal Services (PRLS), Bangsamoro Transition Authority (Parliament), Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (August 23, 2021–present)
  • ……….Approved limited practice of academic profession (November 11, 2021)
  • ……….Approved appointment under permanent status by the Civil Service Commission (December 02, 2021)
  • Elected Member-At-Large, ISA Asia-Pacific Region (April 2021–March 2024)
  • Elected Governing Board officer, World International Studies Committee (July 2020–June 2023)
  • Founder, Decolonial Studies Research Network (DSRN) (February 11, 2020–present)
  • Founder and Project Leader, UP CIDS Decolonial Studies Program (January 2019–present)
  • Elected At-Large South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Representative, Global South Caucus, International Studies Association (ISA) (April 2018–March 2020)
  • Appointed Committee Member, Status of Representation and Diversity, ISA (April 2018–April 2021)
  • Co-Convenor, UP-CIDS Islamic Studies Program (January–December 2018)
  • Publication Coordinator, Institute of Islamic Studies, UP Diliman (August 2017–July 2021)
  • Founder, Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO) (September 22, 2015–present)
  • Founder, International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort (Co-IRIS) (Dec. 29, 2012–present)


  1. Founding Chief Editor, Islam in the Philippines series (International Islamic University Malaysia or IIUM Press, December 2020–present; DLSU Publishing House, September 2018–November 2020)
  2. Founding Chief Editor, Islam and Global Studies series (Palgrave Macmillan, August 2018–present)
  3. Founding Chief Editor, International Journal of Islam in Asia (Brill Publishers, July 2018–present)
  4. Founding Chief Editor, Islam in Southeast Asia series (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018–present)
  5. Founding Chief Editor, International Relations in Southeast Asia series (Routledge, August 2017–present)
  6. Founding Chief Editor, archived Islam and IR series (Gerlach Press, July 2016–ended on December 2020)


  1. Consultant for BARMM for the National Security Advisor of the National Security Council under the Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines (August–December 2022)
  2. Madrasah Education Adviser, Palladium’s Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Dec. 2020–June 2021)
  3. Reviewer, GCERF Country Support Mechanism with the Philippines’ Department of the Interior and Local Government’s PCVE (Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism) Project Mngt Office (Oct 2020–present)
  4. Member, Scientific Committee of the 7th International ILEM Summer School (October 2020–July 2021)
  5. Subject-Matter Expert, Development Academy of the Philippines’ Graduate School (May 2020–present)
  6. Chair of Governance & Policy Committee, Multi-Sector Advisory Board (MSAB), Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Civil Relations Service (August 2018–July 2020)
  7. Country Expert, V-Dem: Varieties of Democracy project (December 2013–present)


  1. Supervising Fellow, Development Academy of the Philippines’ graduate school (June 2021–present)
  2. Research Fellow, Development Academy of the Philippines’ graduate school (June 2020–present)
  3. Research Fellow, Security Reform Initiative (September 2019–present)
  4. Chevening Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK (October 2018–March 2019)
  5. PhD Incentive Award recipient, UP Diliman (June 1, 2018–September 30, 2020)
  6. Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) scholar on religious pluralism (Dialogue Institute, Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA, June 24–August 05, 2017)

Teaching Designation

  • Tenured Associate Professor 5, Institute of Islamic Studies, UP Diliman (January 2021–January 2022)
  • ……….Approved appointment with tenure on November 28, 2021 with effectivity on June 18, 2021.
  • ……….Approved faculty merit promotion from Assoc Prof 3 to Assoc Prof 5 on November 04, 2021.
  • Assistant Professor of Islamic Governance (untenured), Institute of Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (the position was offered on September 11, 2021, but politely declined the offer)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Graduate School, Philippine Christian University (May–December 2021)
  • Associate Professor 3 (untenured), Institute of Islamic Studies, UP Diliman (January 2020–November 2021)
  • Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1, Political Science dept., San Beda University, Manila (Aug. 2019–May 2021)
  • Professorial Lecturer 1, International Studies department, Miriam College, Philippines (August 2018–present)
  • Assistant Professor 3 (untenured), Institute of Islamic Studies, UP Diliman (September 2017–December 2019)
  • Affiliate Faculty Member, Center for International Studies, UP Diliman (January 2017–September 2018)
  • Senior Lecturer 2, Institute of Islamic Studies, UP Diliman (January–September 2017)
  • Associate Professorial Lecturer 5, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (November 2016–March 2018)
  • Professorial Lecturer 4, International Studies dept., Far Eastern University, Manila (August 2016–May 2017)