I am a student of economic and political life, landscapes, and institutions.
I see my work as due public diligence: redistributing methods and data, so the stories that the powerful tell can be understood and confronted collectively. I work with archives, corporate and financial disclosures, and demographic data.
My work is mainly about Manila: an epistemically-marginalized case, as far as ‘urban theory’ is concerned. I also emphasize history and embeddedness, in a field defined by fast theoretical fashion. By necessity, I make observations on power and knowledge within academia: so far, under the themes of epistemicide and pakikipagsapalaran.