Diego F. Leal

Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of South Carolina

Department of Sociology
University of South Carolina
911 Pickens St., 
Sloan College, Rm. 216
Columbia, SC, 29208
leald [at] mailbox [dot] sc [dot] edu

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Ph.D., Sociology
University of Massachusetts
Amherst

M.A., Political Science, cum laude
Universidad de Los Andes
Bogotá

B.A., Political Science
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogotá

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.