Social and Political Conflict

Main Researcher

Alfredo Joignant

Principal Researcher at Political and Social Conflict line of COES and Tenured Professor at the School of Political Science of Universidad Diego Portales. Ph.D. in Political Science from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. Former President of the Chilean Association of Political Science (1998-2000), he has been a Visiting Professor at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris III (Pablo Neruda Chilean Studies Chair) and at L'Institut d'Études Sociales (IES) de Grenoble, France. His areas research are: political elites and legitimacy, political and institutional charisma, political field sociology, capitals and resources in political competition, politics of memory.

Associated Researcher

Matías Bargsted

Associate Researcher


Mauro Basaure

Investigador Asociado y Encargado Agenda Teórica


Patricio Navia

Associate Researcher


Nicolás Somma

Associate Researcher


Javier Couso

Investigador Asociado


Cristóbal Rovira

Investigador Asociado


Other Researchers

Daniela Jara

Adjunct Researcher


Mauricio Morales

Adjunct Research


Sofía Donoso

Associate Researcher


Claudia Heiss

Adjunct Researcher


Manuel Gárate

Adjunct Researcher


Ana Velitchkova

Honorary Research Associate


Claudio Rolle

Adjunct Researcher


Postdoctorant Researchers

Tomás Undurraga

Postdoctoral Research


Catherine Reyes-Housholder

Postdoctoral Researcher


Paola Diaz Lizé

Postdoctoral Researcher


Researchers Assistant

Tomás Campos

Observatory Conflicts Coordinator and Research Assistant


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