Bernardo Sainz Martinez

Bernardo Sainz-Martinez

Doctoral Candidate

Political Studies

Queen's University

Bernardo is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, Canada, where he specializes in Comparative Politics and Political Theory. He has received his Master’s in Government and Public Policy and a BA in Philosophy from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. He is an academic collaborator and visiting scholar at the Social and Political Environment Department at IPADE Business School, and a member of the Public Service Network of the Botín Foundation. 

His academic interests lie mostly within Ibero-American politics and civil society, particularly the Mexican and Spanish cases. Other interests are philosophy, ethics, public policy, corporate social responsibility, education, and fiction.  

Bernardo's doctoral project studies the impact that civil society networks have on nationalist social movements and political parties by looking at the cases of Catalonia and the Basque Country, and how CSOs may contribute to the radicalization or moderation of the demands presented to the state.