Cristián Doña-Reveco is the Director of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He is also faculty affiliate with UNO's Goldstein Center for Human Rights. Originally from Chile, he earned a Bachelor's and professional degree in Sociology from Universidad de Chile, an MA in Political Sciences with a concentration in International Relations from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and an MA in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology and History both from Michigan State University (2012). Before coming to UNO in 2015, Dr. Doña-Reveco spent two years in Santiago, Chile doing field research on North-South Migration and teaching at Universidad Diego Portales and Universidad Alberto Hurtado. He has also worked as a consultant for the International Organization for Migration and for the Population Division of United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Doña-Reveco has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate level since he began teaching at college level in 2004. Theses courses focused on Sociological Theory, Historical Sociology, Population Studies and Social Statistics, Sociological and Historical Methods, International Migration, and Contemporary Latin American History. Cristián currently teaches courses for the Latin American Studies undergraduate program and the Sociology undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as for UNO's MA in Critical and Creative Thinking, on Migration within Latin America, Sociology of Latin America, and Migration and Human Rights. Besides teaching in universities in Chile and the United States, he has also taught a course on International Migration for diplomats at Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Cristián Doña-Reveco research activities are split into his personal research interests and OLLAS research program. In his research, he attempts to answer two questions. First, how do migrants construct their migration decisions in different socio-historical contexts and how these decisions influence, condition, or reflect their relation with the country of origin and the country of destination. Second, more specifically for the case of immigration to Chile, how do the processes of nation-state construction influence on the immigrant perceptions and which founding myths and ideas of national identity explain acceptance or rejection of certain immigrant groups. Besides these two themes, he researches migration policies in Chile and South America at the national and regional levels.
This research has been funded by Fulbright, Tinker, CONICYT-Chile, and by several intramural competitive fellowships and has been published at several journals such as "International Migration", the "Journal of Urban Affairs", as well as book chapters and technical reports.
As OLLAS Director, Dr. Doña-Reveco is also in charge of the Office's research agenda. This research agenda includes a) research supporting Omaha's Latino community organizations; b) the development of the OLLAS Observatory of Latinos in Nebraska with its core projects of "Latino Presence in the Nebraska Press" and "Conversaciones"; and c) refugees in Omaha.
Dr. Doña-Reveco is always open to receiving graduate students as research assistants--if funding is available--and as graduate advisor or committee member in his areas of expertise and in the OLLAS Observatory.
Service is one the core components of OLLAS, and as such in central to Dr. Doña-Reveco's work as OLLAS Director. He coordinates the OLLAS staff's work on two large signature community events--Cinemateca and ArteLatinx--as well OLLAS' participation in several community activities. Cristián is also an active participant of The Inter-University Program for Latino Research Center (IUPLR), the Director's section and the International Migration section of the Latin American Studies Association, and RC31 Sociology of Migration of the International Sociological Association. At UNO he participates in several faculty and university wide committees.
Ph D, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, Sociology and History, Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a Graduate Specialization in International Development., 2012
MA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, Sociology, 2007
MA, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Political Sciences, International Relations , 2007
BS, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Sociology, 2000