Kevin Bustamante

Kevin Bustamante

Fields of Study: American Politics, International Relations


Areas of Interest: Urban Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Immigration

Kevin is a second-year Political Science PhD student specializing in American Politics at the University of Notre Dame where he is a recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship. He has a BA from the University of Miami, where he majored in Anthropology, English (Creative Writing), and Political Science – graduating with honors in the latter two. 

Kevin’s interest in American Politics is primarily concerned with how marginalized people resist and survive in their everyday lives while under the shadow of a punitive and retreating welfare state. His previous research has focused on whether immigrants married at higher rates in response to the election of Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant position.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Kevin has worked as a grocery store clerk, a research assistant investigating rebel group alliances, a family and personal injury legal assistant, and a high school teacher with courses in Special Education, English, History, and Law.