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About Cristián Doña-Reveco

Cristián Doña Reveco holds a PhD in Sociology and History and an MA in Sociology from Michigan State University, an MA in Political Sciences with a concentration in International Relations, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Bachelor’s in Sociology from Universidad de Chile. He is currently Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office for Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS). His research interests are on migration decisions and migration policy in the Southern Cone of America (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay). At OLLAS, he uses life stories to analyze the life experiences and opportunities of Latina head of households in Omaha. He is also studying the perceptions and representations of Latino/a immigrants in Nebraska newspapers and the attitudes toward immigrants in this state. He has published book chapters and articles on international migration, exile, and memory among other themes.  His research has been published at International Migration, Journal of Urban Affairs, the Latin Americanist, as well as book chapters and technical reports. His research has been funded by Fulbright, Tinker, CONICYT-Chile, and by several intramural competitive fellowships. He teaches courses on international migration and on Latin American Sociology.


Present OLLAS Director, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska at Omaha Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS)

Curriculum Vitae


2015 - 2017 “Globalización Neoliberal, transformación social y migración internacional: Migrantes estadounidenses y españoles en Chile”
Concurso Nacional Apoyo al Retorno de Investigadores/as desde el Extranjero; CONICYT
2013 - 2013 “The Diaspora Outside of the Diaspora: Dominican Students in Michigan”
Michigan State University
Provost’s Undergraduate Research Engagement Program in the College of Social Sciences
Role: For mentoring research on Dominican Students in Michigan
2009 - 2012 Summer Research Grant
Department of Sociology, Michigan State University
2011 - 2011 Jay Artis Endowment Fund for Graduate Study in Sociology
Department of Sociology, Michigan State University
2010 - 2010 Julian Samora Endowment Scholarship
Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
2010 - 2010 Kenneth E. and Marie J. Corey Research Enhancement Award
College of Social Sciences, Michigan State University
2009 - 2009 Research Enhancement Award for Research in Chile
Graduate School, Michigan State University
2009 - 2009 Summer Research Grant
Graduate School, Michigan State University
2009 - 2009 Summer Research Grant
Department of History, Michigan State University
2005 - 2009 Fulbright
CONICYT Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in the United States
2008 - 2008 “The Process of International Migration: Biography, History and their intersections with social structures”
Tinker Field Research Grant
Pre-dissertation Research in Chile
2001 - 2001 Ford Foundation
Universidad de Chile
Research Contest: Towards a Characterization of Chilean Social Structure
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2008 - Present Latin American Studies Association, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2005 - Present American Sociological Association, Theory section; International Migration Section; Comparative Historical Sociology
2013 - 2015 Southern Cone Studies Section and International migration section, Council member International Migration section
2012 - 2014 American Historical Association, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2007 - 2013 Social Science History Association, Macro-Historical Dynamics and Migration/Immigration Networks
2006 - 2013 International Sociological Association, RC16 Sociological Theory; RC20 Comparative Sociology; RC31 Sociology of Migration; RC38 Biography an
2006 - 2008 Michigan Sociological Association, Michigan State University
2007 - 2007 Midwest Sociological Society, Michigan State University
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Honors and Awards

  • All-University Excellence in Teaching Citation, Michigan State University – 2011
  • RCAH Graduate Fellowship. Residential College in Arts and Humanities. Michigan State University – Academic year 2010-2011
  • SSHA-Rockefeller Graduate Student Travel Award, 2011, 2008, 2007
  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellowship Program. Michigan State University and James Madison College – Academic year 2009-2010
  • Charles and Louise Tilly Graduate Student Travel Award. Social Science History Association, 2009 & 2010
  • OISS–ISSP Scholarship, Michigan State University, 2005–2007
  • IIE-BARSA Scholarship, 2005–2007


2012 PhD, Michigan State University ‐ Sociology and History
2007 MA, Michigan State University ‐ Sociology
2007 MS, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile ‐ Political Sciences and International Relations
2002 Professional Degree, Universidad de Chile ‐ Sociology
2000 BS, Universidad de Chile ‐ Sociology

Research Works (7)