FILOMIN CANDALIZA-GUTIERREZ, Ph.D. is professor at the Department of Sociology at the College of Social Science and Philosophy of the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently Vice President for National Associations of the International Sociological Association (ISA). She has served as former President of the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS), past Vice-Chair of the Philippine Social Science Council, and former Chair of the Sociology Department, UP Diliman (2012-2015) where she teaches research methods, social deviance, and sociology of crime and punishment. She was also editor of the Philippine Sociological Review from 2012-2015.
She authored book chapters on the history of Philippine criminology and has published journal articles on crime, delinquency, and prison society locally and abroad. Following her publications on inmate gangs in Philippine prisons, her current work focuses on masculine organizations such as university fraternities and the police professionals, and on the Philippine anti-drug from the perspective of drug offenders and of police operatives.