Daniel Cueto-Villalobos

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PhD Candidate - Sociology
Research Interests

My research examines the intersection of religion, politics, and social movements. In various research assistantships, I have drawn on population-level data and survey data to analyze a host of phenomena including political partisanship, religious affiliation, and racial identification. While I use primarily qualitative data in my dissertation project on partisanship and racial identification in Twin Cities congregations, I plan to use quantitative, population-level data in follow-up research.


Daniel Cueto-Villalobos is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. He researches culture, religion, cities, race, and civic participation. Daniel is particularly interested in how diverse groups and organizations navigate questions of identity, representation, and inequality during periods of crisis. In his time at the University of Minnesota, Daniel has collaborated on multiple mixed-methods projects examining civic participation, urban change, racial disparities, and religious and national identification.