Francisco Espinoza

Francisco Espinoza


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Francisco is a sociologist who holds a master's degree in political science. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research on electoral volatility in Latin America during the "pink tide". Specifically, his research seeks to understand how economic performance and social inequalities across the region have influenced electoral results and the sanctioning process in elections. Francisco's research emphasises the impact of regional and gender inequalities on this process.

Aside from his PhD studies, Francisco is also involved with The READY Study, a five-year longitudinal project among deaf young people in the UK located at SORD, in the Department of Social Work at the University of Manchester. In this project, he developed the digital platform for data collection, led the analysis of quantitative data, and wrote research articles for publication.

In addition to his academic experience, Francisco has worked in local government in Chile and as an independent consultant. His broader research interests include political behavior, gender and LGBT+ politics, democratic institutions, and social stratification.


Francisco has been awarded as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

TA - University of Manchester

  • POLI10202 Introduction to Comparative Politics.
  • POLI20311 Politics by Numbers
  • POLI60341 Tools and techniques of applied quantitative analysis. Postgraduate taught course.

TA - University of Chile

  • SOC-HC-1 Contemporary Social History.
  • SOC-EESRU-1 Rural Sociology and Anthropology I.
  • SOC-EESRU-2 Rural Sociology and Anthropology II.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Licentiate degree in Sociology, Universidad de Chile

Sociologist, Universidad de Chile

Master in Political Science, Universidad de Chile

Areas of expertise

  • JA Political science (General)
  • Comparative Politics
  • Survey Statistics
  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • Latin American politics
  • HM Sociology
  • Stratification


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