Erwin James Alonzo dela Cruz

Erwin James A. dela Cruz (he/they) or Alonzo, is a graduate student and researcher in Philippine Studies with a sub-specialization in Development Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman and also serves as the Secretary General of the Southeast Asian Media Studies Association (SEAMSA). Their research interests are political economy of media, media industry studies, Boys’ Love studies, and development studies. They intend to engage with Asian media industries and their production of LGBTQ+ media.

I am currently finishing my master's degree in Philippine Studies with a sub-specialization in Development Studies. My bachelor's degree is in Development Studies as well. I have taught Economics at a state university in the Philippines. I have also worked in NGOs and startups which equipped me with project management, events organizing, and client relations skills. Now, I am pursuing an academic career, hoping to get back to teaching again.

Selected publications

dela Cruz, E. J. A. Raikantopinoy: Glocalization of Boys' Love (BL) Genre in the Philippines. SEAMSJ 4(2), 77-98 (2022)

Secretary General