Academic Profile – Mylene T. De Guzman

Mylene T. De Guzman

Assistant Professor


M.S. Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman

B.S. Geography (cum laude), University of the Philippines Diliman

Specialization: Cultural Geography 

Research Interests: Geographies of gender, labor geographies, emotional geographies, health geographies, digital geography

Courses Taught: 

  • Geography 1 (Places and Landscapes in a Changing world)
  • Geography 119 (Geography of Movement)
  • Geography 131 (Geography of the Philippines)
  • Geography 145 (Geography of the Pacific) 
  • Geography 159 (Geography of Africa)
  • Geography 185 (Medical Geography)
  • Geography 192 (Field Methods in Geography)
  • Geography 199 (Seminar on Research in Geography)
  • SEA 30 (Asian Emporiums: Networks of Culture and Trade in Southeast Asia)

Research Projects:

Project: “Geonarratives of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Negros Island, Philippines”

Duration: November 2020 – July 2021

Short Description: This project is funded by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines. The project highlighted the individual narratives of HRDs and microgeographies of violence in Negros Island. 

Outputs: Artmaps, Summary of Findings

Project: “Voices of Yolanda: Narratives of Risk and Coping among Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban, Leyte; Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and San Francisco, Cebu”

Duration: September 2014 – April 2015

Short Description: This is a multi-sited study on the perception of risk and decisions to evacuate among people in communities that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda). The project was funded by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST – PCIEERD)



Saguin, K.K., Lopez, Y., Cadag, J.R., De Guzman, M.T. and Garcia, E. (2021). Geography’s trajectories in Philippine higher education. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

De Guzman, M.T. (2020). The L Words – lesbian and labor: Physical and social health impacts of call center work on lesbian women in Quezon City, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Social Development. 13, 1-17.

Dalisay, S.N. and De Guzman, M.T. (2016). Risk and culture: The case of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal. 25:5, 701-714,


Highly Commended Paper, 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. 

Notable Information:

Awardee, American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting Enrichment Funds Grant: April 2019
Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS) Asia Research Institute (ARI) Graduate Student Fellowship: 2015
Awardee, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Queers w/o Borders International Travel Grant: October 2014
Awardee, Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) Research Award Program (RAP): June 2014
Honor Graduate Eligibility, Civil Service Commission: 2008

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