Pablo Beytía is an associated researcher at the HIIG’s research programme “Knowledge & Society” and a PhD candidate at the Department of Social Sciences of Humboldt University of Berlin. He is also a research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Neworked Society, a lecturer in digital sociology at the Catholic University of Chile, and the director of the social analytics platform MonitorSocial.cl.
His doctoral research focuses on how Wikipedia frames information about human beings. By analyzing large datasets of biographies from the encyclopedia, he studies geopolitical inequalities of digital memory, social conditions that favour the concentration of knowledge, and theories about the power of digital platforms.
Pablo is a sociologist with a background in humanities and computational social science. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from the Catholic University of Chile and a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Chile. His doctoral research is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Chilean National Agency for Research and Development (ANID).
To know more about his work, you can visit his profiles on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.
Former Associated Researcher: Knowledge & Society
Beytía, P., Cruz Infante, C. (2020). Digital Pathways, Pandemic Trajectories. Using Google Trends to Track Social Responses to COVID-19. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2020(1). DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3571360 Publication details
Beytía, P. (2020). The Positioning Matters: Estimating Geographical Bias in the Multilingual Record of Biographies on Wikipedia. WWW '20: Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2020, 806-810. Publication details