Geographies of Conflict: The Spatial Dimension of Conflict and Social Cohesion

Investigador Principal

María Luisa Méndez

Lead Researcher in the COES Geographies of Conflict Line, Director and Professor with the Universidad Diego Portales School of Sociology. She holds a doctorate in Sociology from University of Manchester in the UK and magísters in Cultural Studies and Anthropology & Development. Dr. Méndez is currently Lead Researcher on Fondecyt Regular Project No. 1140136 (2014-2018), “The Upper Middle Class in Chile Today: On Old and New Barriers, Practices and Costs of the Reproduction of Class Position.” Her research topics include subjective aspects of mobility and social stratification, the construction of belonging in urban neighborhoods and urban conflicts.

Investigadores Asociados

Luis Valenzuela

Associate Researcher


Felipe Link

Associate Researcher


Ernesto López Morales

Associate Researcher


Matías Garretón

Associated Researcher


Vicente Espinoza

Associated Researcher


Patricio Aroca

Associate researcher


Investigadores Adjuntos

Cristián Doña-Reveco

Adjunct Researcher


Nicolás Angelcos

Adjunct Researcher


Hugo Romero

Adjunct Researcher


Miguel Pérez Ahumada

Adjunct Researcher


Carolina Aguilera

Adjunct Researcher


Gonzalo Delamaza

Adjunct Researcher


Antoine Maillet

Adjunct Researcher


Investigadores Postdoctorantes

Mathilde Allain

Postdoctoral Researcher


Pauline Clech

Postdoctoral Researcher


Paz Concha

Postdoctoral Researcher


Ricardo Rivas

Postdoctoral Researcher COES-CIGIDEN


Asistentes de Investigación

Nincen Figueroa

Research Assistant


Pía Palacios

Research Assistant at Territorial Intelligence Center


Natalia Ramírez

Research Assistant


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