Dr María-Luisa  Mendez

Dr María-Luisa Mendez

Visiting Senior Fellow

International Inequalities Institute

Key Expertise
social mobility and middle class identity

About me

Dr María-Luisa Mendezis Principal Investigator at the Center for Social and Cohesion Studies (COES) and Head of the Sociology Department at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. Dr. Mendez gained her PhD in Sociology from The University of Manchester. Her research topics include subjective aspects of social mobility and middle class identity, as well as urban belonging and urban conflicts in contemporary cities. She is currently working on upper middle class accumulation and transmission of various forms of capital. She is a co-author of “Upper Middle Class Social Reproduction: Wealth, Schooling and Residential Choice in Chile” (Palgrave, 2018).