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Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas

Research Assistant, Center for Employment Equity, UMass Amherst

Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His dissertation work focuses on the effects of stigma on socioeconomic outcomes of return migrants in Mexico. He holds a B.A. in economics and geography from Middlebury College and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
He is a research assistant at the Center for Employment Equity and an independent consultant for the Migration Policy Institute in Washington D.C. His research areas include gender and racial pay gaps, international migration in North and Central America, return migration, and Mexico’s migration policy. He is also a quantitative methods consultant at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he provides consultations on research design, spatial statistics, and multiple regression methods.


  • 2014–present
    Quantitative Methodology Consultant, Institute for Social Science Research
  • –present
    Research Assistant, Center for Employment Equity, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2014–2019
    Consultant, Migration Policy Institute


  • 2018 
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA / Sociology
  • 2009 
    Middlebury College, BA/ Economics and Geography