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Dr. Olivos Rave Francisco Javier

Prof. ​OLIVOS RAVE Francisco Javier

Assistant Professor




Tel: (852) 2616 7185
Fax: (852) 2456 0737


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.

Areas of Interest 

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


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

Selected Publications

Click here to see a full list of publications.


Journal Articles 

Olivos, F. & Araki, S. (2023). Cultural capital and teacher bias: illuminating a mechanism of social reproduction at schools. 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. Advanced online.

Xiao, Y. & F. Olivos. (2023). Conformity or contrast? Simultaneous effect of grademates and classmates on educational aspirations in China. Social Science Research. Advanced online.

Olivos, F. & Y. Xiao. (2023). Teachers’ beliefs about educational quality: Examining the power of school settings through survey experiments. Teaching and Teacher Education. Advanced online.

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. Advanced online.

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. Advanced online.

Olivos, F. & P. Wang. (2023). Cultural omnivorousness and status inconsistency in Chile: the role of objective and subjective social status. Sociological Research Online, 28(3), 736-758.

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

2024-26 Research 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$522,389.  (PI with Mariano Rojas and Lok Sang Ho)
2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong.
2018-21 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Research Grant Council, Hong Kong.
2015-17 Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
2015 Holland Scholarship Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, The Netherlands.


Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer

Social Science Research


Social Psychology Quarterly

Sociological Research Online

Social Indicators

Basic and Applied Social Psychology

Teaching Subjects

Academic Year:  2023 - 2024

1st Term:


Social & Economic Indicators

  SOC3338 Social Stratification

2nd Term:


Social & Economic Indicators

SOC3101 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)