Historian, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2011. Master in Regional and Population Studies, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 2016.
Rafael was born and raised in Colombia. Before arriving at NIDI, he earned a master’s degree in regional and population studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. A Ph.D. student researching how the armed conflict and internal violence affected demographic change in Colombia and attempt to forecast how can the Colombian demographic dynamics behave in a post-conflict scenario. His previous research has dealt with inequality, population and development, and demographic change in Colombia.
He worked for more than 5 years as a teacher for the department of social sciences at Externado University in Colombia, and for two years at the National University of Colombia in the department of sociology.
As of September 2023 no longer employed at NIDI but still connected to NIDI as a guest researcher.
Population and development, demographic change, regional inequality in Colombia