Daniel Salinas is a PhD student in Education Theory and Policy, and Comparative and International Education at Pennsylvania State University. He holds a BA in Sociology and a MA in Literature from the Catholic University of Chile. His dissertation work explores the relationship between educational expansion and social stratification and mobility in Latin America. His areas of scholarly interest include the sociology of education, stratification and mobility, social movements, comparative methods, Latin America. He is also interested in the mechanisms through which education affects cognitive processes and population health. His doctoral studies are supported by a Fulbright scholarship. His dissertation project is supported by the Centro de Estudios Espinoza Yglesias, Mexico.
Peer-reviewed publications include:
Smith, W., D Salinas and D. P. Baker (2012). “Multiple Effects of Education On Disease: The Intriguing Case Of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa”. In A. Wiseman and R. Glover (eds.) The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Worldwide (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 18), pp. 79–104.
Available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=1479-3679&volume=18
Baker, D. P., D. Salinas, and Eslinger, P. (2012). “An envisioned bridge: Schooling as a neurocognitive developmental institution”, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2S (2012) S6– S17.
Salinas, D. and P. Fraser (2012). “Educational Opportunity and Contentious Politics: The 2011 Chilean Student Movement”, Berkeley Review of Education, 3(1).
Available at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/60g9j416
Raczynski, D. and D. Salinas (2008). “Challenges and Contributions to the Evaluation of Educational Improvement Programs and Policies in Chile”. Revista Iberoamericana de Evaluación Educativa, 1(1), pp. 79-92