I’m a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, a research affiliate at the Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore, and a non-resident fellow at the Alberto Del Rosario Institute (ADRi). I work at the intersection of political economy and development sociology, using mixed-methods approaches to derive the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI), the dynamics of elite competition, and the political-economic effects of capital mobility on the developing world.

Focusing on the Philippines and Southeast Asia more broadly, my research can be categorized in three distinct but interrelated themes: (1) the determinants, form, and impact of Chinese capital; (2) extractive industries and development; and (3) the political economy of colonialism. 

Department of Sociology, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21218, USA.

For general inquiries, please email me at acamba1@jhu.edu