Kevin Zapata Celestino
Teaching Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences
I have a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh. My thesis aimed to explain the evolution of Mexico's social policy in the last three decades, with a particular focus on conditional cash transfers. Previously, I worked at the School of Social and Political Science (Edinburgh Uni) conducting the tutorials of the courses "Understanding Public Policy" and "Evidence, Politics, and Policy". Likewise, I have been involved in research projects in various organisations on topics of social policy and public administration including Oxfam, the University of Vienna, Monterrey Tech, and public bodies in Mexico. Currently, I teach the UG seminar "Introduction to Social Policy" and the PG seminars "State, Business, and Civil Society" and "Research Methods and Research Management" at the School of Sociology and Social Policy (Nottingham Uni).
My current research revolves around the dynamics of the welfare state in the Global South.
I teach the UG seminar "Introduction to Social Policy" and the PG seminars "State, Business and Civil Society" and "Rsearch Methods and Research Management".
(2019) - School of Social and Political Science Award to conduct fieldwork overseas (Edinburgh University).
(2017) - CONACYT scholarship for doctoral studies abroad
(2015) - Honorific mentioning in "National Essay Contest Rosario Castellanos", Senate of the Republic.
(2014) - 3rd place in "National Essay Contest of the Congress Channel", Senate of the Republic and Deputies Chamber.
(2013) - Honorific mentioning in "XIV Political Essay Contest", Electoral Commission of the State of Nuevo Leon.
(2013) - Award and public recognition for participating in the elaboration of Mexico's National Development Plan 2013 - 2018, Ministry of Finance.
(2013) - CONACYT scholarship for master's studies.
(2012) - ITESM Excellence scholarship for master's studies.
(2020 - 2022) - Researcher and assistant of the lead, "Solidarity in times of a pandemic + Latin America", University of Vienna.
(2016 - 2017) - Research consultant, "The political economy of the fiscal injustice", Oxfam Mexico.
(2015) - Research consultant, "Efficiency and effectiveness of the organisational and operative structure of Nuevo Leon's Ministry of Social Development", Nuevo Leon Council for Strategic Planning