dhr. S.I. (Sebastián) Ibarra Gonzalez

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • S.I.IbarraGonzalez@uva.nl


My work experience has been strongly linked to the academic world. Between 2007 and 2013 I worked at the Faculty of Psychology at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile), specifically in multidisciplinary team of the Social Psychology Area. In this place I developed research and teaching. In the research area the focus of interest has been the phenomenon of solidarity and its transformations from the installation of a neo-liberal model of society in Chile. On the other hand, in the field of teaching I have developed three areas of interest: (i) social research methodologies, with emphasis on quantitative methods, (ii) basic courses in sociology and social psychology, (iii) theoretical discuscion about social movements and the constitution of the modern subject in the urban space. 

During my Master studies I focused my interest in the field of urban studies, especifically I conducted a quantitative research in which I studied the relationship between socio-spatial factors (socioeconomic residential segregation and perception of violence and crime in the neighborhood) and the development of neighborhood social capital and collective efficiency in public housing projects of Chile. 


PhD Research Project 

Currently I am developing my doctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam, specifically in the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). My doctoral research project is focused in two subjects: (i) relationship between neoliberal governance of the city and the emergence of urban conflict in the case of Latin America and specifically in Chile; (ii) continuities and discontinuities in the forms of protest and resistance related with these urban conflicts (urban social movements): politicization processes of collective action and its expressions in socio-political imaginaries, discourses and practices about urban space.

2012. MA. Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

2006. BA. Sociology, Universidad de Chile.

2012. “Scholarship Chile” for PhD studies abroad. Scholarship awarded by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (Conicyt) .


2009. “Scholarship Tesis País” for the realization of Master Thesis: “The socio-spatial dimension of social capital: analysis of the neighborhood social capital and collective efficacy in eight projects of public housing”. Scholarship awarded by the National Foundation for Overcoming Poverty.


2008. “Scholarship OIT-OXFAM” for the realization of undergraduate thesis in Sociology: “Job placements and employability in the labor market in the community social services”. Scholarship awarded by the International Labor Organization and Oxfam International.


2006. Graduate degree in Sociology (Universidad de Chile) with the first promotion GPA. 

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