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Luis Rubén González

Professional Title: 
Graduate Student

Luis Rubén González Márquez is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Merced. He earned a B.A. in History from the University of El Salvador and masters’ degrees in Sociology from the Latin American Faculty of Social Science in Ecuador and the UC Merced. He worked as researcher in the National Teachers Training Institute (INFOD) of El Salvador and Adjunct Professor in the Social Science School of the University of El Salvador. Luis Rubén was awarded with Fulbright-LASPAU scholarship for his graduate studies in 2019-2021. He received a Dissertation Improvement Award Grant from the American Sociological Association and the National Science Foundation (ASA-DDRIG) and a Dissertation Fellowship from the Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation from the University of California (UCIGCC) in 2023-2024. His dissertation examines the escalation of conflicts in the extraction of renewable energies, based in a comparative-historical analysis of hydroelectric dam large projects in Central America. Previously, Luis Rubén has conducted research on labor and popular mobilization, and education inequalities in El Salvador.