Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

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Melanie Reyes, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Department of International Studies
Executive Director, Women and Gender Institute


  • Doctor of Social Development, UP Diliman
  • M.A. in Public Administration Major in Public Policy, University of the Philippine Diliman
  • AB International Studies, Miriam College



  • Member, National Gender Resource Pool of the Philippine Commission on Women
  • Board Officer of Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO)
  • Board Officer of Women and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines (WSAP)
  • Member of Asian Association of Women's Studies (AWWS)



Dr. Mel Reyes is the Executive Director of the Women and Gender Institute and the Chairperson of the Department of International Studies. She is also a part time faculty at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU).



  • Reyes, M (2020). “Marriage Migration and Empowerment: Unveiling the Narratives of Filipino Women Married to Korean Nationals” in Korean Journal of International Migration. Vol 7 No. 2 Seoul: Chonnam National University, pp. 5-26
  • Reyes, M. (2020). “The Realities of Philippine Marriage Migration: Narratives of Filipino Women Married to South Korean National” in Philippine Migration Network Book, pp 91-113.
  • Reyes M. And Ferrer, D. (2020). “Women in Power and Decision-Making” in Philippine NGO Beijing+25 Report. Quezon City: Oxfam and UP CWS. Pp 197-218
  • Reyes, Melanie and De Dios, A. (2019). Gender Assessment of the Current Marawi Situation. WAGI & Spanish Agency for International Cooperation.
  • Reyes, Melanie (2019). “The Fluidity of Gender and Inclusivity: Cases from the Philippines” in 14th EGEP Action Research Book: Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism. Asian Center for Women’s Studies, Ewha Womans University. South Korea
  • Reyes, Dinglasan, Valerio. (2018).“Faceless Women in Marawi: The Impact of Sexist and Misogynist Attitudes and Practices on Women’s Bodies in Conflict” in Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, published in Korean by the Asian Women’s Studies Centre, Ewha Woman’s University.
  • Reyes, M. (2017 March). “Issues and Concerns of Young Women Activists” in LEAPS Miriam College Faculty Research Journal. Volume 42. Quezon City: Miriam College
  • Reyes, M. (2017). “Regulatory Governance in Marriage Migration: What Love Got to do with it?” in KACP Collaborative Research Report on Gender Justice and Democracy in Asia. Seoul: Asian Association of Women’s Studies. Pp 222-240.
  • ARROW Key Resources: Food Security, Gender and SRHR. 2014. Published by the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women.
  • Young Women Taking the Lead: A Long and Winding Road to Empowerment. In the 6th EGEP Open Forum: Visioning Feminist Alternatives for a Better World: Stories of Women Activists in Asia and Africa. Published by EWHA
  • Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea, 2014, Pp 96-103
  • Child Rights Situational Analysis. Plan International Philippines. 2013 (co-writer)
  • Valuing the Social Cost of Migration (co-writer of the Philippine section). Published by UN Women, 2013
  • Baseline Study on Women in Politics: Focus on Three Municipalities in Agusan del Norte and Butuan City, 2012