I’m a Research Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. I’m proud of saying that I have studied in three cultures. They define not only what I am as a researcher, but also as a person. In Chile, I discovered the passion for what I am doing and I adquired a strong background in quantitative methods. In the Netherlands, I understood the relevance of the theory for social research and methods theoretically driven as the way for doing high impact research. Today, Hong Kong is my intellectual, social, and cultural environment, where Western and Eastern scholastic traditions meet. The credibility of quantitative analyses is the new ingredient as well as the ambition to produce cutting-edge knowledge.
PhD in Sociology, 2021
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master in Sociology and Social Research, 2017
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Master in Sociology, 2013
Catholic University of Chile
Bachelor in Sociology, 2011
Catholic University of Chile
This study addresses two substantive research questions using machine learning. Does cultural capital increases students’ cognitive skills in China? Does the effect of cultural capital on cognitive skills vary by school resources?.
This study uses an interrupted public opinion poll to assess the effect on the moral sentiments of the general population of the first weeks of the Chilean social crisis that began in October 2019.
The aim of this study is to understand (1) the effect of subjective and objective social status on patterns of cultural participation, and (2) the implications of the status inconsistency between objective and subjective social status.
This study is aimed to test the legitimiation and motivation hypotheses of culture simultaneously in the case of the Chinese educational system regarding meritocratic beliefs. How do parents’ meritocratic beliefs and children’s educational performance are affected by each other?
This project uses novel computational methods, by combining automated text analysis of Twitter messages and online factorial experiments, to examine the public discourse about older adults and “open the black box” of aging stereotypes.
This study aims to understand students’ attributional beliefs about the quality of instruction, and how they interact with the cultural capital of students.
One of my passions is traveling. Getting lost and exploring the unexplored always are fascinating. Through photography, I can capture those moments, store them and recall them time-to-time. At the same time, it helps me to overcome one of my frustrations… arts. I can’t sing without being out of tone. Although I try and it is in my blood, I am not a good dancer either; painting? sculpture? perish the thought! But photography is body-independent, it just needs scenes and the best of my creativity. Have a look and follow my Instagram for more!