About me

Welcome to my professional site, here you will find information about my education, research, and teaching. Since 2017 I am the Director of the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, both at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology and History (Michigan State University, 2012). In 2013, Dissertation Reviews Online published an online review of my dissertation titled Chilean Migration to USA since 1950. I also earned a Master in Political Sciences and International Relations from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2007) and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Michigan State University  (2007). I received my undergraduate in Sociology from Universidad de Chile (2002).

My general research interests concern International Migration within the Americas from a comparative-historical perspective. Between 2013 and 2015 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science at Michigan State University. Between Michigan and Nebraska, I spent two years (August 2015 to August 2017 ) in Santiago, Chile. There, I was a faculty member in the Escuela de Sociología at Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) and Director of UDP’s Observatorio de Desigualdades between 2016 and 2017. For one semester in 2017, I was also a faculty member in the Departamento de Sociología at Universidad Alberto Hurtado. While residing permanently in Omaha, Nebraska I am still connected with Chile. I am an adjunct researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies and an associated researcher at the Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales and the Observatorio de Desigualdades.

If you want more information, please read the last update of my CV (July 2022) or visit my official UNO profile page. You can read some of my publications at UNO Bepress, Academia.edu, or through ORCID at 0002-6596-7154.