Adele Webb is a PhD candidate based in the Department of Government and International Relations, at the University of Sydney. She is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (2013-2016), the WZB Berlin-Sydney PhD Fellowship (2016), and the Ateneo de Manila Institute of Philippine Culture Doctorate Summer School Fellowship (2014). Her research sits at the crossroads of political theory and political sociology. Her dissertation undertakes a genealogy of democracy, empire and ambivalence in the Philippines. Adele has published on Philippine politics in both media and academic sources, including a chapter in the recent book A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Early Presidency (2017, Ateneo de Manila Press/Cornell University Press). Formerly, Adele worked in international advocacy on economic justice and corporate accountability. She directed the NGO Jubilee Australia between 2008-12, and was a founding member of the Australian coalitions of Publish What You Pay and Tax Justice Network.