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Ricardo Rivas

PhD in Sociology
ricardo.rivas@cigiden.cl
Education
2018 PhD in Sociology. University of Arizona, U.S.A.

Comprehensive exams taken: 1. Social Stratification 2. Globalization and World-


system theory.

Dissertation: Environmental Governance and Globalization: The Farmed Salmon


Industry in Chile.

Committee: Dr. Kathleen Schwartzman (Chair), Dr. Brian Mayer (Member), and
Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons (Member)

2015 Certificate in College Education. University of Arizona.

2013 Master of Arts in Sociology. University of Arizona.

Master Thesis: Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality: The Case of Early


Children in Chile.

Committee: Dr. Erin Leahey (Chair), Dr. Ron Breiger (Member). Dr. Scott Eliason

2007 Master in Human Development. Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.

2003 Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

Professional Positions
2018 - Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES)
and The Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN).
Santiago, Chile.

2016 - 2018 Instructor at the Spanish and Portuguese Department. University of Arizona.

2015 - 2016 Teaching Assistant at the Sociology School. University of Arizona.

2005 - 2010 Assistant Professor at the Social Sciences Department, School of Social Work.
Universidad San Sebastián, Concepción, Chile

2005 - 2010 Researcher in Program for Economic and Social Study of Fishing Sector.
Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile

2003 -2005 Adjunct Professor at the Technological University of Chile (INACAP)

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Research Projects
2014 “Salmon Industry in Chile: Global Capitalism and Local Actors.” Summer Field
Research. Institute of the Environment and the Center for Latin American Studies
University of Arizona.

2009 “Analysis of Parliamentary Discourse about the Chilean Middle Class”, Universidad
San Sebastián. Co-researcher.

2008 “Diagnostic and Evaluation of Competences and Management of Fishermen’s


Traditional Organizations”, Code FIP nº 2007-48. Co-researcher.

2008 “Economic Conditions and Educational Mobility on College Students: a


Comparison of the Private Universities and Public Universities”, Universidad San
Sebastián. Co-researcher.

2005 "Technological Transfer and Social-Productive Intervention on Indigenous


(Lafkenche) Traditional Social Organization”, Universidad de Concepción Code
BIP: 30027032-0. Co-researcher.

Papers in Progress
Rivas R. “Effects of Globalization on Environmental Governance of the Farmed Salmon Industry
in Chile”

Rivas R. “Social Sciences and Climate Change: A Political Economy Perspective”

Rivas R. & Eliza Benitez “Contested Commodification and Environmental Sociology”

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Forthcoming)

Rivas, R. “Inherited and Social Factors Explaining Early Skills Inequality: The Case of Chilean
Children” Cepal Review. Accepted.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fernandez, C. & Ricardo Rivas (2018) “Learner-Centered Teaching and Teaching Statistics in
Social Sciences” Revista de Sociologia de la Educacion RASE. Vol. 11 No. 1

Rivas, R. & Michael Gibson-Light (2016) “Exploring Culture Through In-Depth Interviews: Is It
Useful to Ask People About What They Think, Mean, and Do?” Revista Cinta de Moebio. No. 57

Mayorga, A., Ricardo, R., Bárbara E. & Sandra, L. (2016). “El Imaginario Social de la Mujer en el
Discurso Parlamentario en Chile.” Revista Faro, No. 24 Vol. 2

Mayorga, A., Ricardo, R., & Sandra, L. (2014). “Los Estudios de Acción Colectiva y Movimientos
Sociales. Una Aproximación desde la Sociología Histórica.” Revista Faro, No. 20 Vol. 2
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Rivas, R; (2010) “El Trabajo Social como Tecnología Social y Disciplina” Revista Margen No. 57.
ISSN 0327-7585.

Rivas, R; (2009) “Una Propuesta para Abordar la Relación entre Trabajo Social e Investigación
Social” Revista Escenarios, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, No. 14.

Rivas, R. (2008). “Caracterización Económica y Social de Clases: Aspectos Teóricos y Empíricos


desde una Perspectiva Weberiana” Revista Austral de Ciencias Sociales No. 12. ISSN 0717-3202.

Rivas, R. (2008). “Logro Educacional de Jóvenes Según su Clase Social de Origen: El Caso del
Gran Concepción, Chile.” Revista Última Década No. 28. ISSN 0718-2236.

Rivas, R. (2008). “Dos Aproximaciones Clásicas al Estudios de la Estratificación y Clases


Sociales.” Revista Espacio Abierto. Cuaderno Venezolano de Sociología, No. 17. ISSN Impreso:
1315-0006.

Rivas, R. (2008). "Hijos Como Objeto de Movilidad Social: Un Ejemplo de la Difícil Tensión
entre Familia y Sociedad”. Revista Regional de Trabajo Social, Uruguay, No. 43.

Rivas, R. (2007). “Algunos Conceptos desde la Fenomenología Social para la Construcción de un


Marco Teórico Según Experiencias de Intervención Social.” Revista TS Cuadernos de Trabajo
Social No. 3. Universidad San Sebastián. ISSN 0718-1612.

Rivas, R. (2006). “El Individuo y la Comunidad como Unidades de Análisis en la Teoría de


Capital Social.” Revista TS Cuadernos de Trabajo Social No. 2. Universidad San Sebastián. ISSN
0718-1612.

Publication of Technical Reports

Quiñones, R., Dresdner, Palma, C., Rivas., R., Villarroel, R. (2005) “Optimización de la
Asignación de Recursos Públicos para Apoyo Social, Capacitación y Reconversión Laboral del
Sector Pesquero de la Octava Región, Producto de la Crisis de la Merluza Común” Fondo De
Administración Pesquera (FAP) & Universidad De Concepción, Facultad De Ciencias Económicas
y Administrativas.

Quiñones, R. A., Hernández, A. F., Navarrete, I., Palma, C., Dresdner, J., Vidal, L., Hernández, A.,
Rivas, R. y F. Saldías. (2005). “Caracterización Socioeconómica y Productiva de las Comunidades
de Macheros Lafkenches que Habitan entre Punta Morguilla y la Ribera Norte del Río Paicaví”.
Informe Final del Proyecto FNDR Región del Bío Bío “Análisis, Transferencia e Intervención
Socio-Productiva en Áreas de Desarrollo Lafkenche”, Código BIP 30027032-0. Departamento de
Oceanografía, Universidad de Concepción.

Araya, I., Quiñones, R., Dresdner, J., Barriga, O., Carrasco, P., Campos, N., Leiva, M., Hernandez,
A., Ponce, R. y R. Rivas (2006). Diagnóstico Social, Económico y Productivo de las Comunidades
de Pescadores Artesanales de la Desembocadura del Itata y Zonas Adyacentes, entre Cobquecura y
Dichato. Programa de Estudios Económicos y Sociales del Sector Pesquero, Universidad de
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Concepción: 698 pp + anexos.

Araya, I., Quiñones, R., Dresdner, J., Barriga, O., Carrasco, P., Riquelme, J., Leiva, M., y R. Rivas
(2007). Diagnóstico Socio Económico y Productivo Relativo al Desarrollo Local en las Caletas de
Cocholgüe y Coliumo. Programa de Estudios Económicos y Sociales del Sector Pesquero,
Universidad de Concepción

Papers Presented at Seminars

Ricardo Rivas. "Regulación Medioambiental de la Industria del Salmon en Chile ¿Nuevo Tipo de
Gobernanza?" Panel Presentation at the International Conference Knowledge, Culture and
Ecologies. Western Sydney University and University Diego Portales. Santiago de Chile.
November 2017.

Ricardo Rivas. "Environmental Governance and Globalization: Salmon Industry in Chile" Panel
Presentation at the XXXIV International Congress of Latin American Studies Association-LASA.
New York City, NY. May 2016.

Ricardo Rivas. "Querying Economic Globalization and Regulatory Capitalism: Transnational


Private Regulations in the Chilean Farmed Salmon Industry." Round Table Presentation at the
110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association-ASA. Chicago, IL. August 2015.

Ricardo Rivas. "Latin American Economies and their Problematic Factors according to the World
Economic Forum: Between Welcomed Diffusion and Disguised Consent." Panel Presentation at
the XXXIII International Congress of Latin American Studies Association-LASA. San José,
Puerto Rico. May 2015.

Ricardo Rivas. “Global Capitalism and Farmed Salmon Industry in Chile.” Presentation at the
second seminar “Oceans and Deserts, Charting Disciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture
Within the Arts and the Sciences.” Organized by Confluent Center for Creative Inquiry and
College of Humanities, German Studies. University of Arizona. March 2015.

Ricardo Rivas. “Salmon Industry in Chile: Global Capitalism and Local Actors.” Tenth Annual
Tinker Symposium Center for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona. November 2014.

Ricardo Rivas. “The Effect of Social Class, Income and Risky Early Circumstances on Cognitive
and Non-Cognitive Skills Of Young Chilean Children.” Round Table Presentation at the 109th
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association-ASA. New York City, NY. August
2014.

Ricardo Rivas. Educational Mobility of College Students in Chile. (In Spanish) XXVII Annual
Conference of Latin American Association of Sociology (ALAS). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
August 2009.

Renato Quiñones, Aldo Hernandez, Isabel Navarrete, Jorge Dresdner, Leonardo Vidal and Ricardo
Rivas. “The Effect of Fisheries Management on Indigenous (Lafkenche) Traditional Social
Organization: The Case of The Conflict and Collapse of the Razor Clam in Chile. Document
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presented at Congreso Internacional FAO, Rome, Italy. 2008.
Ricardo Rivas. “Social Work and Social Research: Analytic Considerations from a Distinction
Between Profession and Discipline”. (In Spanish) Latin American Forum of Social Work,
Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Ciudad de la Plata, Argentina. 2008.

Ricardo Rivas. Educational Mobility of Different Generations of Householders According to


Persistent Exclusion Factors in Latin America. (In Spanish) Pre-ALAS (Asociación
Latinoamericana de Sociología), Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile. 2008.

Grants and Awards


Graduate and Professional Student Council, University of Arizona. Travel Grant. May 2016.

Graduate and Professional Student Council, University of Arizona. Travel Grant. June 2015.

Center for Latin American Studies. University of Arizona. Tinker Student Field Research Grant
2014.

University of Arizona. School of Sociology. Travel Grant. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Fulbright Scholarship for seeking PhD degree at The United States. 2010.

Internship grant at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. Advisor: Dr. Julio Carabaña,
February and March 2005.

Student grant given by Chilean Government (MECESUP Program) to finance Master’s degree
studies. 2000.

Affiliations
Associated Researcher at “Centro de Investigación Comunicación, Discurso y Poder.” Universidad
de La Frontera, Chile.

Member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

Member of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Member of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

Research Interests
Poverty and Social Stratification

Political Economy and Globalization

Environmental Sociology