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


Geographies of gender, labor geographies, geonarratives, health geographies, geographies of cyberspace


  • 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 198 (Special Topic: Health Geography)
  • Geography 198 (Special Topic: Geographies of Hallyu)
  • Geography 199 (Seminar on Research in Geography)
  • SEA 30 (Asian Emporiums: Networks of Culture and Trade in Southeast Asia)


  • 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

  • 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)



De Guzman, M.T., Lopez, Y.P., Ortega, A.A.C. (2022). Geonarratives of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Negros Island, Philippines. BANWAAN: The Philippine Journal of Folklore, 2, 1-24.

De Guzman, M.T., Palis, J., and Garcia E.B. (2022). Living in a material (COVID-19) world: COVID-19, materialities, and quotidian geographies in the Philippines. Material Culture. 54, 23-44. 

Palis, J. and De Guzman, M.T. (2014/2021). Death by landscape, or re-animating cultural geographies in the Philippines. Philippine Geographical Journal. 57, 1-4. 

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. 


Vice President for Internal Affairs, Philippine Geographical Society: 2017 – present
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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