Francisca Ortiz is a PhD candidate of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Currently, she is associated with The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA). In her thesis, she try to understand how ageing population construct their networks living with the pensions that they have, and how they struggle with it. Everything from a mixed methods approach, with social gerontology (life course, age stratification, cumulative disadvantages/advantages) and relational sociology.

Participation in research projects 

  • Assistant researcher. In project Fondecyt nº1160683 «To be a Woman Mayor in Santiago de Chile». March 2016 – March 2019 (3 years)
  • Researcher In research tendered by the San José Foundation «Significance on Adoption in Chile». March 2016 – March 2017 (1 year)
  • Assistant researcher. In project Fondecyt n ° 1121244 ‘Families in Chile’. January 2015 – September 2015 (9 months)
  • Research assistant. In project Fondecyt nº 11140302 ‘The effects of the policies of market and rendering of accounts: an ethnographic study of the daily life of the school’. March 2015 – December 2015 (7 months)
  • Thesis (Magister in Sociology). In project Fondecyt n ° 1121244 ‘Families in Chile’. September 2013 – September 2014 (1 year)
  • Research assistant. In project Fondecyt n ° 1121124 ‘Data and Stories’. December 2012 – January 2014 (2 years and 1 month)
  • Research and Thesis Assistant. In FONDECYT N ° 1110437 ‘Collision and harmonization of regulatory regimes in global social contexts’. March 2012 – July 2012 (5 months)
  • Researcher in the “Young Researchers Program”, Faculty of Social Sciences, Alberto Hurtado University. September 2011 – July 2012 (11 months)
  • Co- Researcher. In «Visual Investigations» Project. August 2011 – January 2013 (1 year 5 months)
  • Technical staff in quantitative data update (tables and graphs). In the book «Towards the Consolidation of Equity: An Ombudsman for Chile.» December 2011 – January 2012 (2 months)

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