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Alvaro Malaina

Institution: University of California-Berkeley

Department: Department of Anthropology

State: California

Country: USA

Alvaro Malaina holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) of Paris and a European Doctorate from the University Complutense of Madrid. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley. His research interests deal with the implications of the theories of complexity in social sciences, combining an epistemological and methodological approach. He has published articles in journals and books, and he is the author of the book Le paradigm de la complexité et la sociologie (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2012). He has been General Secretary of the Association for Complex Thinking, founded and presided by Edgar Morin, and based in Paris. He has been also a visiting researcher at centers of complex systems, such as the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, and the Human Complex Systems Faculty at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

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