Organisers & support

The “Gender and Networks” event is organised by the postgraduate students at the University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences. The organisers are:

Francisca Ortiz is a first year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Manchester and member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis. She did her undergraduate in Sociology (Alberto Hurtado University), and master in the same discipline at Catholic University of Chile. Her PhD is about the consequences today of the rapid growth of the elderly population in Chile and the rising inequalities embedded in a neoliberal pension system. Throughout her research she will be working to understand the different paths taken by Chile’s senior citizens in their personal lives, to survive their conditions in their own elderly, from a mixed methods approach. Main areas of interests: Mixed methods, Social Networks Analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Gender studies, Personal life. You can reach her at francisca.ortiz@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk. Please visit her academia.edu or ResearchGate profile.

Pete Jones is a third year PhD student in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester and member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis. He holds an MSC in Social Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Manchester. His PhD research is exploring the use of social network analysis methods for building understanding of the gendered distribution of dialogue in popular Hollywood films. You can reach him at pete.jones@manchester.ac.uk or connect with him on ResearchGate.

Alejandro Espinosa-Rada is a second year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Manchester and member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis. He completed his master’s degree in sociology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and received his bachelor’s degree from Alberto Hurtado University. Before arriving at Manchester in 2017, he worked as a lecturer at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Alberto Hurtado University and the University of Santiago, Chile. Currently, he is the coordinator of “the Chilean Society of the Social Network Science” (CHISOCNET). Main areas of interests: Statistical Methods for Social Networks, Scientific Networks, and Dynamics and Multilevel Networks. You can reach him at alejandro.espinosa@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk. 

This conference is made possible thanks to funding provided by the British Sociological Association, with additional support from The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Research at The University of Manchester.

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