Mario Molina

Postdoctoral Associate

Mario D. Molina is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Science Division at New York University in Abu Dhabi. His research centers on exchange structures, reward systems, prosocial behavior, and cultural integration, using a diverse statistical and computational toolkit that includes online experiments, multilevel models, machine learning, and NLP. His research has been published at Science Advances and the Annual Review of Sociology. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University, an M.A. in Sociology from Universidad Catolica de Chile, and B.A. in Philosophy from Universidad de los Andes (Chile).


  • Cultural integration;
  • social structure

Current Research Interests

Social dynamics, inequality and norms

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“Actors do not behave or decide as atoms outside a social context ... Their attempts at purposive action are instead embedded in concrete, ongoing systems of social relations.”— Mark Granovetter