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Sociology Research

Naim Bro Khomasi conducts research in the fields of comparative historical sociology, political sociology, and social networks. His doctoral dissertation examines the formation of the nineteenth century Chilean and Peruvian states. He uses social network analysis to map the field of political power of both countries and explain why their political institutions followed divergent trajectories.


Research Interests

Historical comparative analysis, state formation, social networks, elites, war

Research Projects

The emergence of democracy and Egypt and France (Principal Investigator Dr Hazem Kandil)
Taxation and state formation in colonial India (Principal Investigator Dr Manali Desai)



Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SSRMC, Lent 2018)

Undergraduate Course Supervision:

SOC8: Religion and Contentious Mobilization

Key Publications - Journal Articles

Garretón, M. A. and Bro, Naim (2013). Sociology in Latin America. Does historical Sociology exist? American Sociological Association. Global and Transnational Sociology Newsletter. Global Review vol 3, issue 3 Summer 2013. 

Bro, Naim (2013). Book Review: “Remaking Modernity”. Journal of Sociology of the University of Chile, N° 28, January. 

Grants and Projects

Bro, Naim. Full doctoral scholarship (2013-2017) - Conicyt Chile

Bro, Naim. Principal Investigator (team of three): “Migration, elite formation, and development. Curicó and Talca in comparative perspective” (2011-2012). £1,000 (one million CLP). Initiation in Social Research Competition, University of Chile. 

Bro, Naim. Undergraduate thesis: “Political identity in the Student Movement of 2006”. £1,000. Fondecyt N°1090127, (supervisor Dr Manuel Antonio Garretón), University of Chile.

PhD Supervisor

Research Groups & Affiliations

Job Title:
PhD Candidate, , St Catharine's College