Diego  Alburez Gutiérrez

Diego Alburez Gutiérrez

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Research topic:

Beyond excess mortality: The social and demographic life of a rural community after a war of massacres

My research aims to understand population-level changes that in contexts of conflict-induced mortality crises. I use demographic and social network analysis to reconstruct the demographic history of one village over the last 50 years. Other interest include the health effects of war and big data analysis for demography. 

Biography:
Born in Guatemala, holds a BA in Anthropology from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics. Currently lives in London.

Has extensive experience working in rural areas and with indigenous communities in Guatemala. Previous work as an independent consultant include qualitative evaluations of conditional cash transfer programmes with the Population Council and the IDB, as well as managing the translation of different pieces of software and applications to Mayan languages. Has held an advisory role in the collection of census data on informal urban settlements in developing countries. 

Supervisors: Dr Arjan Gjonca, Dr Tiziana Leone

Expertise

War; genocide; demography ; genealogy; methodology; mixed methods; census; big data.