Pablo Beytía is a Research Fellow at the HIIG’s research programme “Knowledge & Society”, as well as a PhD candidate at the Department of Social Sciences of Humboldt University of Berlin, and a scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Chilean Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT). His doctoral research focuses on how biographical information is being globally structured on multilingual Wikipedia, analyzing issues such as geopolitical inequalities in digital collective memory, social conditions for information concentration, and theories on the power of digital platforms. Before specializing in what might be called “the digital sociology of knowledge”, Pablo focused on social theory (especially freedom theories, the subject addressed in his first book) and social development (e.g. poverty, urban segregation, and subjective well-being).
Pablo is a sociologist with a background in humanities and computational social science and 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. Before joining the HIIG, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies of the University of Warwick (UK), the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), and the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS). He was also Director of the Social Research Centre of the international NGO “TECHO” (dedicated to working with slums and highly segregated populations in Latin America), Advisor for the Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Chile, and a lecturer at the Catholic University of Chile, the Diego Portales University and the Alberto Hurtado University.