Diego F. Leal

Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Arizona

School of Sociology
University of Arizona
1145 E. South Campus Dr., 
Social Sciences, Rm. 400
Tucson, AZ, 85721
dflc [at] arizona [dot] edu

Sociogram Responsive image
Responsive Profime image
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



I'm an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona. I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia.

I'm broadly interested in the analysis of social network dynamics. I focus on the social network aspects of relational inequalities, mostly as they manifest in the emergence and evolution of international migration systems and minority health outcomes. I use a variety of methods, from focus groups to agent-based computational models.

My work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Networks, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, PLoS ONE, and several other outlets. The quality of my research has been recognized through the James S. Coleman Outstanding Publication Award from the Rationality and Society section of the American Sociological Association. Among others, my research has been funded by national/federal organizations such as the Colombian Agency of Science (COLCIENCIAS), the National Cancer Institute (NCI - NIH), and the Defense Health Agency (DHA - MHSR). My collaborators and I have been awarded over $1 million in research grants.