Kevin Bustamante

Fields of Study: International Relations, American Politics


Areas of interest: International relations theory, race & ethnicity

Kevin is a first-year Political Science PhD student specializing in International Relations 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 International Relations theory is primarily concerned with security and its relationship with social disintegration within a state. He seeks to create a theory showing how unipolarity has led to global populist revolts.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Kevin worked as a research assistant investigating rebel group alliances, and later returned to his high school alma mater and taught classes in English, History, and Law.