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Professor OLIVOS RAVÉ Francisco Javier

Prof. Olivos Rave Francisco Javier








Assistant Professor


Tel: (852) 2616 7185
Fax: (852) 2456 0737
Email: [email protected] 




WYL309, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Francisco obtained his Ph.D. in sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined Lingnan University in August 2021. His research lies in the intersections between cultural sociology, social stratification, and subjective well-being, using quantitative and computational methods.

  • Sociology of Education
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Social Inequality
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Methods

BA (PUC-Chile); MSc (PUC-Chile); MSc (UU-The Netherlands); PhD (CUHK)

Click here to see a full list of publications.


Journal Articles 


Wang, P., & Olivos, F. (2024). Where do opportunity beliefs come from? Implications of intergenerational social mobility 

for beliefs about the distribution system in China. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 89.

Olivos, F. & Araki, S. (2023). Cultural capital and perception of teacher-student relationships: Uncovering inequalities at 

schools in China. British Journal of Sociology. Advanced online.

Olivos, F. & L. Jin. (2023). Institutional context and life satisfaction: Does the rule of law moderate well-being 

inequalities?. European Societies, 25(5), 721-752.

Xiao, Y. & F. Olivos. (2023). Conformity or contrast? Simultaneous effect of grademates and classmates on educational 

aspirations in China. Social Science Research, 114.

Olivos, F., Saavedra, P. & L. Dammert. (2023). Police complaints as an accountability mechanism: Uncovering patterns 

using topic modelling. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 60(6), 740-780.

Olivos, F., Ayala, C. & A. Leyton. (2023). Pride and Protest: Horizontal and Vertical Emotional Response in the Aftermath 

of the 2019 Chilean Spring. Sociological Perspectives, 66(4), 740-761.

Olivos, F., Olivos-Jara, P. & M. Browne. (2021). Asymmetric social comparison and life satisfaction in social 

networks. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22 (1), 363-384.

Olivos, F. (2021). Motivation, Legitimation, or Both? Reciprocal Effects of Parental Meritocratic Beliefs and Children’s 

Educational Performance in China. Social Psychology Quarterly, 84(2), 110- 131.

Olivos, F. (2020). Untangling causal beliefs: A lay theory of happiness determinants using a factorial survey. Poetics, 81.



Fellowships, Research Funding, and Awards

2024-26Research Grants Council. General Research Fund (GRF). Project: “Institutional logics and subjective well-being across nations: the effect of material practices and meanings of four institutional orders.” HK$521,489.  (PI with Mariano Rojas and Lok Sang Ho)
2022-23Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong.
2018-21Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Research Grant Council, Hong Kong.
2015-17Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
2015Holland Scholarship Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, The Netherlands.


Academic Year:  2023 - 2024

1st Term:


Social & Economic Indicators



Social Stratification

2nd Term:


Social & Economic Indicators



Sociological Research Methods












Chief Supervisor: Mr. KAMELSKI Tobias (PhD Student)

Co-supervisor: Mr. ASCUI GAC Sebastian (PhD student), Mr. AGBADI Pascal (PhD Student) & Ms. CHEN Anqi (MPhil Student)