I conceive this combination as a way to look for social mechanisms in a fully grounded empirical way
In my Ph. D thesis, I apply this approach to study ethnic residential segregation. I am interested in how changes occurring within the social environment of individuals can affect their inter-neighborhood mobility. I am currently working on two different projects at my third year of PhD. First project, how changes in the proportion of whites occurring at different geographical distances in relation to a focal residence can modify the levels of white flight/avoidance. Second project, on how social influence mechanisms can impact the levels of inter-neighborhood movements, conceived as a behavior different from the result of ethnic preferences. In addition, I am also deeply keen to study the effect of network topology, simulation models and visualization tools.
I graduated in Sociology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2014. I then started a MSc on research methods for the social sciences in 2016. In that same year I started a Ph.D in Analytical Sociology at the Institute for Analytical Sociology. Being at IAS has allowed me to learning how to code and process big amounts of data efficiently, to building agent-based models from scratch, and to implementing designs that work best for dealing with causal questions that concern social mechanisms. I have been also teaching a lecture on 'Fast and Frugal Heuristics' in MSc Computational Social Science held by IAS, under the subject of 'Behavioral Mechanisms in the Social Sciences', as well as being a teacher assistant in the course on 'Agent-Based Modeling' for the same MSc”.
- Bachelor in Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2014.
- Master degree in Applied Techniques for Social Research (TISA), University of Barcelona, Spain, 2016.
- PhD in Analytical Sociology, 2016-.