Mr John Andrew “Andoy” G. Evangelista

PhD Student

8/F Hub, 8/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


John Andrew G. Evangelista or Andoy, for many, identifies as a queer scholar. He grew up in the Philippines where conservative notions about sexuality remain prevalent. Her experiences in such social conditions animate his research work which aims to address the complex relationship between queerness and nationhood. Particularly, she seeks to investigate the colonial and post-colonial conditions that shape  articulations of nationalist claims within queer rights movements in the Philippines. His work converses with queer theories, contentious politics, and nationalism studies.

(Pronouns are used interchangeably to fit my queer identification).


Master of Arts in Sociology

University of the Philippines Diliman

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Social Anthropology)

University of the Philippines Baguio

Research interests

Queer Sociology

Contentious Politics

LGBTQ Social Movements

Nationalism Studies

Honours and recognitions

Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Guro (Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teacher). University of the Philippines Diliman.

Selected publications

Journal articles

Evangelista, John Andrew G. (2020). “Mess up the Empire: Deploying and Disrupting Homonationalim”. Sexualities.

Evangelista, John Andrew G. (2018). “Beyond Partying: Characterizing the LGBTQ Movement in the Philippines.” Philippine Social Sciences Review, 70 (2): 45-74.

Evangelista, John Andrew G. (2014). “Gaze in the Dark: Heteronormative Discourse inside Gay Bathhouses.” Philippine Sociological Review, 62 (1): 39-64

Evangelista, John Andrew G. (2013). “On Queer and Capital: Borrowing Key Marxist Concepts to Enrich Queer Theorizing.” Philippine Sociological Review 61 (2): 349-369

Book Chapter

Evangelista, John Andrew G. 2017. “Queering Rodrigo Duterte.” In Pp. 251-262, A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Early Presidency. Nicole Curato (Ed.) New York: Southeast Asia Program Publications: An Imprint of Cornell University Press.

Feature articles

Evangelista, John Andrew G. 2020. “Navigating Conflicts through a Queer Lens.” Global Dialogue: Magazine of the International Sociological Association, 10(2).

Evangelista, John Andrew G. April 23, 2021. “Community Pantries as Everyday Socialism”. New Mandala. (

Evangelista, John Andrew G. September 23, 2019. “It’s Not a Cockfight Between Farmers and Queers.” Rappler (

Evangelista, John Andrew G. June 28, 2019. “Who is Afraid to Mess with the Bakla?” Rappler (