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Sociology Research

 
Martina is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall, working under the supervision of Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa. Her current research focuses on the politics of time in the transition to motherhood in contemporary Chile from a life course perspective.

Martina received her BA in Sociology from Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile in 2010, and an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge in 2015. She has worked as a research assistant and consultant in Centro de Investigaciones Socioculturales (CISOC), the Human Development Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Social Development Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC). Martina has presented her work in conferences organized by the International Sociological Association (ISA), and the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), among others.

Research Interests

Martina’s research interests revolve around current cultural and social transformation in Chile and Latin America regarding gender, family, life course, time and temporality, and selfhood and agency. Her research draws mainly from Sociology, but also from Gender Studies, Social Anthropology, Social Psychology and Philosophy. Through her research, Martina is interested in bridging academic knowledge and public policy to better understand current cultural and social issues in Chilean and Latin American societies.

Key Publications - Journal Articles

Güell Villanueva, P. and Yopo Díaz, M. 2017. Las Perspectivas Temporales de los Chilenos: Un Estudio Empírico sobre la Dimensión Subjetiva del Tiempo. Universum. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales 32(1), pp.121-135.

Yopo Díaz, M. 2016. El tiempo de las mujeres en Chile: repensar la agencia. Revista de Estudios Sociales 57: 100-109. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7440/res57.2016.08.

Yopo Díaz, M. 2016. Enacting motherhood: time and social change in Chile. Journal of Gender Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2016.1223619.

Güell, P., Orchard, M., Yopo, M. and Jiménez-Molina, A. 2014. Time Perspectives and Subjective Wellbeing in Chile. Social Indicators Research 123: 127-141. 

Yopo, M., Rivera, S. y Peters, G. 2012. Individuación y políticas sociales en Chile. Sobre la experiencia de nuevas propietarias en la comuna de Lo Espejo. Polis. Revista Latinoamericana 32: 1-18. 

Key Publications - Other

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo. 2015. Informe de Desarrollo Humano. Los tiempos de la politización. Santiago: PNUD.

Grants and Projects

Yopo, M. Programa Centre for Latin American Studies (CLAS) University of Cambridge, Chile Projects, February 2017 - April 2017

Yopo, M. Programa University of Cambridge, Santander Mobility Grant, September 2016 - December 2016

Yopo, M. Programa Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT), Chile and Cambridge Trust, PhD Scholarship, October 2015 - September 2019

Yopo, M. Programa Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT), Chile. MPhil Scholarship, October 2014 - July 2015

PhD Supervisor

Media Articles

Research Groups & Affiliations

Awards

'Bateman Scholarship', Trinity Hall, November 2015

'Best Thesis in Sociology', Department of Sociology, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile, May 2013

'Academic Merit', Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile, December 2010

Job Title:
PhD Candidate, Trinity Hall