Nicolas Sanhueza Rodríguez


Chile Santiago


Postgraduate Student - Master in Sociology


I am Chilean sociologist from the Alberto Hurtado University (Santiago, Chile). I have worked as a collaborator in research related to the STS studies, sociology of science and knowledge, performativity, and audiovisual methods.

Currently, I’m a Master in Sociology Student at the Catholic University of Chile, in the Institute of Sociology. Faculty of Social Science, I work on environmental sociology, risk and environments, and science and technology studies in the coast of Valparaíso. I’m interested in inquiring ways of making knowledge about natural disasters and climate changes, their forms of assembly with local communities and identities, and with the forms of non-institutional participation in the design of prevention and care arrangements.

As a practitioner, I have worked as coordinator of a Chilean Nucleus on Actor-Network Theory (NANT), with the collaboration of the Sociology Department at the Alberto Hurtado University. Also, I’m a member of the Chilean STS network (CTS-Chile), which has been an inter, trans and multidisciplinary innovative and challenging collaboration space since 2011. Gathering academics and practitioners from social sciences, engineering, history, natural sciences, and philosophy.

Recently, I’m the Academic Coordinator of the Millennium Research Nucleus in Energy and Society (NUMIES). The Nucleus is part of the Millennium Scientific Initiative in Chile, which is promoted and financed by the Chilean Ministry of Economy. This is a research space in which more than 10 researchers from the social sciences and engineering work collaboratively. The researchers that move NUMIES address the challenges associated with the energy transition from different disciplines, places, intellectual traditions and moment of an academic career. Likewise, the Nucleus is nourished by an intense international collaboration with research centers from different countries and regions of the planet.