Fernando Calderón Figueroa


I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto. I study the relationship between the built infrastructure of cities and social solidarity. My main interests are urban and political sociology, social policy, and quantitative and computational methods.

As a member of the Urban Genome Project, I conduct interdisciplinary research on urban social policy and neighbourhood change. Before joining UofT, I worked for the Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture developing policy-oriented data on political engagement, local communities, and indigenous peoples. On my spare time, I enjoy cycling and swimming.