Montefrio, Marvin Joseph

Montefrio, Marvin Joseph
De La Salle University (Philippines)

Marvin Joseph Montefrio is associate professor at the Political Science Department of De Salle University (DLSU) in Manila. Marvin’s broad research agenda examines the political ecology of and decision-making processes associated with contemporary environmental issues, in particular climate change and frontier land development. His current work focuses on analyzing discourses on Philippine upland environments and identities in the context of multi-level climate change governance (i.e. the “green economy” and “low carbon” development programs). His findings thus far have been published in Society and Natural Resources, Ecological Economics, International Migration Review, and the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. Marvin holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, with a concurrent MPA degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Research Interests: 
environmental governance, policy and politics; political ecology; ecological economics; discourse analysis and discursive institutionalism