Diego F. Leal


I’m a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a student affiliate of the UMass Computational Social Science Institute. I am substantively interested in social movements, international migration, race & ethnicity, Latin American societies, and social determinants of health. Methodologically, I’m interested in social network dynamics, including both statistical analysis and agent-based modeling, and mixed methods. Some of my published works include an agent-based model on network reciprocity and the evolution of cooperation, a study of reproductive labor migration flows in Asia, a comparative work on migration dynamics between several South American countries and Spain, and a study on the relationships between think tanks and political parties in Colombia.