Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, I'm an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina.
In my research I apply systems science methods, particularly network analysis and agent-based models, to the study of international migration and network-based inequalities. Some of my published works include an agent-based model on network reciprocity and cooperation, a comparative analysis of migration dynamics between the Andean Region and Spain, a paper on the emergence of novel protest tactics in Bogotá, and a paper on the migration of women in Asia.
I'm currently working with James Kitts on a paper about diffussion dynamics across symbolic boundaries, with Steven Boutcher and Anthony Paik on a study that lies at the intersections of organizational sociology and social networks, with Mark Pachucki on a paper about network diversity and health, and with Joya Misra and Ragini Malhotra on a series of papers that analyze contemporary trends in the global network of carework migration.
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