JAVIER SAJURIA

UCL School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29/30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

j.sajuria@ucl.ac.uk /+44 (0)75 8429 5015

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

2011 -

Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University College London.

Provisional thesis title: “Connective Politics: The effect of online social capital on political participation”.

Supervisors: Dr. Jennifer Hudson and Dr. Sherrill Stroschein

2010 - 2011

MSc in Democracy and Democratisation, University College London

Dissertation approved with Distinction

Funding: Chevening Scholarship 2010

Courses: Democracy and Constitutional Design; Democratic Political Institutions, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; Voters, Public Opinion and Participation; Governance of the Information Society; Holding to Account.

2002 - 2006

Licentiate in Law (J.D.), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

2013

2013

2013

2012

2012

2011

Summer School in Social Network Analysis: Internet Research, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Experiments, Essex Summer School in Social Science data Analysis

Introduction to R, Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, University of Manchester

Developing and Testing Survey Questions, Royal Statistical Society

Social Network Analysis, Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, University of Manchester.

Doctoral Research Methods Workshop series, Oxford Internet Institute.

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

Sajuria, J. 2013, Is the Internet Changing Our Conception of Democracy?: An Analysis of the Internet Use During Protests and its Effect on the Perception of Democracy. Revista Politica, Vol. 50(1) pp. 9-29

Book chapters

Sajuria,  J. 2013. Internet et conception de la démocratie aujourd’hui. in “Les réseauz sociaux sur Internet à l’heure des transitions democratiques, Siheem Najar (ed.), IMRC - Karthala, Paris.

Sajuria, J. 2009, Descentralización de Partidos Políticos: Una Propuesta de Financiamiento Público Permanente [Political Parties’ Decentralisation: A Proposal of Permanent Public Funding]. Chapter in “Pensando Chile desde las Regiones” (Spanish), CONAREDE; Santiago, Chile.

Other academic publications

PARTICIPA, Manual de Participación Ciudadana [Handbook of Citizen Participation] (Spanish), 2008; Santiago, Chile (Collaborator)

Working papers

Gisselquist, Rachel, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, and Javier Sajuria (forthcoming) Improving Government Performance in Developing Countries. A Systematic Review. UNU-WIDER Working Paper Series.

AWARDS AND FUNDING

UCL School of Public Policy Summer School scholarship, 2013

UCL Graduate School Conference Fund 2013.

Becas Chile scholarship 2012-2015, awarded by the Chilean Government.

UCL Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy Departmental Bursary 2012.

Chevening Scholarship 2010-2011 awarded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK) and administered by the British Council.

International Visitors Leadership Program 2010 awarded by the State Department (USA).

TEACHING AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2014

2013

2012-2013

Associate Lecturer - Department of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London

Co-Lecturer (with Dr. Jennifer Hudson)

Course: Voters, Public Opinion and Participation (PUBLG056). UCL Department of Political Science

Research Assistant

UNU-WIDER (United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research)

2010

Teaching Assistant of “Political Communication” course.

MA in Strategic Communication at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile.

2008

Teaching Assistant of “Organisational Development and Social Responsibility” course

Institute of Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

2005

Research Assistant at the Procedural Law Unit

Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

2003

Teaching Assistant of “Constitutional Law” and “History of Law” courses.

Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The Emergence of Political Discourse on Digital Networks: The Case of the Occupy Movement” (with J. Fabrega). Paper prepared for the Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINS 2013), Santiago, Chile, 11-13 August 2013.

“Online Social Capital: Does the ‘Online’ Make the difference”. Paper prepared for the International Studies Association Annual Convention (ISA 2013), San Francisco, USA, 3-6 April 2013; and the European Political Science Association Conference (EPSA 2013), Barcelona, 19-22 June 2013.

“Is the Internet changing our conception of Democracy? An analysis of the Internet Use during protests and its effect on the perception of democracy.” Paper prepared for the European Political Science Association Conference (EPSA 2012), Berlin, Germany. 21-23 June 2012; and the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (APSA 2012), New Orleans, USA, 30 August - 2 September 2012.

INVITED TALKS

“Chile: 50 Reforms in the First 100 Days?”, King’s College London, 19 december 2013

“Workshop on Big Data and Social Network Analysis”. Prepared for students of the MSc in Digital Anthropology, UCL Department of Anthropology. 20 May 2013.

“X-Ray to Voluntary Voting: Chile”, London School of Economics, 7 December 2012

“Internet, Protests and Democracy: A comparative analysis from the UK and Chile” , Third Meeting of the Research Programme in Internet Communication, Virtual Transformation of Social Relations and Identities in the Mediterranean, organised by the Research Institute of the Contemporary Mahgreb (IRMC) and the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), on the topic ‘The Role of Online Social Movements in the Sociopolitical and Democratic Transition”, Tunis, Tunisia, 12-14 April 2012

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Political Science Association; Political Studies Association; European Political Science Association; International Studies Association; Midwest Political Science Association; Royal Statistical Society; Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP); ECPR Standing Group on Internet and Politics; Colegio de Abogados de Chile; Libertades Públicas A. G.

OTHER RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2010

Public Affairs Manager at Azerta, Chile

2009

Speechwriter and Contents Manager at the Presidential Campaign of Marco Enríquez-Ominami, Chile.

2007-2009

Projects Director at NGO Independientes en Red, Chile

2007

Project Assistant at Corporación Participa (NGO), Chile

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2013-2014

2012-2014

2012-2013

2012-2013

2011

2010-2011

2006

PSA Graduate Network Communications Officer

Member Governor (seating at the Board of Governors), Goodenough College

UCL Political Science PhD students representative

President of the UCLU Chilean Society

Organiser of the PhD Film Nights at the UCL School of Public Policy

Coordinator of the International Public Policy Review, graduate journal of the UCL School of Public Policy

Students Union Executive Officer at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (FEUC)

2005

Volunteer at INFOCAP, Chile

2005

Legal Aid volunteer at NGO Un Techo Para Chile

IT AND LANGUAGE SKILLS

Data analysis software (Stata, R); Web Content Administration (php, ASP, Moodle, Wordpress); Reference Manager software (EndNote, Zotero); Social Network Analysis Software (Ucinet, NetDraw, Gephi, NodeXL); computer programming language (Python, basic level), LaTeX/BibTeX.

Languages: Spanish (native), English and German