Mr Arjan Aguirre is an Instructor at the Department of Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University. He is handling courses on History of Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theories, Comparative Politics (Asia), Social Movements and Civil Society, Electoral Reforms in the Philippines, and Philippine Politics and Governance. He received an MA in Political Science, Major in Global Politics degree in 2009 from the Ateneo de Manila University as a service scholar (working as graduate assistant of the Department of Political Science). He received his second masters, MSc in Comparative Politics (democracy and democratization), from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2020 as a Chevening scholar, Her Majesty’s (UK) government international scholarship programme. He is also working as Consultant at Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (the Social Apostolate of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines), Legal Network of Truthful Elections or LENTE, the Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He is also a Research Fellow at the Ateneo School of Government for its ACCESS Bangsamoro Project. He is a regular member of the American Political Science Association (US), Midwest Political Science Association (US), Political Studies Association (UK), International Political Science Association (IPSA), and Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). He is an Associate Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). He has presented conference papers and lectures here in the Philippines as well as in South Korea (2013), Australia (2016), Germany (2017) and Portugal (2021). He specializes in Contentious Politics, Electoral Politics and Political Theory. He was the Director of Ateneo Martial Law Museum from 2017 to 2019.