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Cristóbal Bywaters

Profile

I am a second-year PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies with an MSc in International Relations (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Alberto Hurtado University, Chile.

I have research and teaching experience at Alberto Hurtado University, and as a research assistant at University of Santiago’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IDEA-USACH). I also worked as a policy planning analyst at Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence.

Thesis

My doctoral research looks at the domestic politics of small state status seeking, taking contemporary Chile as a case study. It is sponsored by the country’s National Research and Development Agency (ANID).

My supervisors are Tom Long and Christopher Browning.

Research interests
  • IR theory (constructivism)
  • Status in world politics
  • Domestic politics of foreign policy
  • Small states
  • Latin American foreign policies
Awards and scholarships

Becas-Chile Scholarship for undertaking a doctoral degree abroad. Awarded by Chile’s National Research and Development Agency (ANID). June 2018.

Becas-Chile Scholarship for undertaking a master’s degree abroad. Awarded by Chile’s National Research and Development Agency (ANID). June 2015.

First prize. Fourth Young Researchers Contest organized by Alberto Hurtado University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. August 2014.

First prize. Essay competition on Chilean foreign policy “Embajador Jorge Berguño Barnes” organized by the Career Diplomats Association of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile (ADICA) and University of Santiago’s Institute for Advanced Studies (IDEA-USACH). July 2012.

Publications