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Carla Cisternas Guasch

PhD candidate / contract

C.G. Cisternas Guasch BAMA
+31 71 527 1646

Carla Cisternas Guasch is a PhD candidate at the department of Latin American Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University. She is also a Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts at the Universidad Mayor, Chile. Cisternas Guasch holds an MA (1st) in Political Science from the Institute of Public Affairs at the Universidad de Chile. Moreover, She earned a BA (1st) and a BPS (1st) in Public Administration from the Universidad de Santiago.

More information about Carla Cisternas Guasch

Fields of interests

  • Latin American studies
  • Public policy
  • Expertise
  • Policy-making processes
  • Democratisation and technocracy


Cisternas Guasch is interested in technocracy in Latin America, experts in public policy-making processes, legislative processes, social network analysis and mixed methods. Her doctoral project is supervised by Professor Patricio Silva and Dr María Gabriela Palacio and focuses on the relationship between technocracy, democracy, and sociopolitical conflicts. In particular, She studies ad hoc presidential advisory commissions.

Grants and Awards

  • The Chilean National Agency for Research and Development funds her PhD project.

PhD candidate / contract

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Latijns-Amerika studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.23B



  • No relevant ancillary activities
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