Working papers

Papers on digital and computational demography:

Alburez-Gutierrez, D., Zagheni, E., Aref, S., Gil-Clavel, S., Grow, A., & Negraia, D. V. (2019, May 8). Demography in the Digital Era: New Data Sources for Population Research. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/24jp7

Papers related to the effects of mass violence exercised against non-combatants. I use a mix-methods research design to analyse how reproductive behaviour changes after genocidal violence, in particular the role of pronatalism in post-war settings. I am also interested in the ‘protective’ effects of family during and after armed conflicts. My research uses respondent-generated genealogical data to study population dynamics during and after mortality crises.

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. & Segura García C. (2018). “The UNHCR Demographic Projection Tool: estimating the future size and compositionof forcibly displaced populations.” UNHCR Statistics Technical Series, 2018/1.

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (April 2018) “Social support and social scarring: the protective effects of family ties during mass killings”. Working paper.

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (August 2017). “Who drives fertility recover after armed conflicts? A case study from the Guatemalan genocide”. Working paper.

Peer-reviewed papers

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2019). Blood is thicker than bloodshed: A genealogical approach to reconstruct populations after armed conflicts. Demographic Research, 40(23): 627-656. DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2019.40.23.

Leone, T., Alburez-Gutierrez, D., Gandour, R., Coast, E., and Giacaman, R. (2018). “Maternal and child health outcomes and intensity of conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2000-14: a pseudo longitudinal analysis.” The Lancet 391:S48. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30414-8.

McGovern, P., and Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2017) “Who takes workplace case-study methods seriously? The influence of gender, academic rank and PhD training.” Industrial Relations Journal, 48: 98–114. doi:10.1111/irj.12171.

Recent conferences

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2019). Kinship 3.0: A data-driven approach. Workshop: Emerging Research Questions at the Intersection of Demography and Epidemiology, MPIDR: Castle Ringberg, 22.03.2019.

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2017). “The demographic effects of armed conflict: evidence from the 1980 Maya Achi genocide”. In: XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference, 1-5 November 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2017). “Living to tell the tale: family, survival, and the genocide of the Maya Achi in Guatemala”. In: British Society for Population Studies Conference, 6-8 September 2017, Liverpool, UK.

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2017). “Blood is thicker than bloodshed: using genealogies to reconstruct populations after armed conflict”. In: British Society for Population Studies Conference, 6-8 September 2017, Liverpool, UK.

Leone, Tiziana; D. Alburez-Gutierrez; R. Gandour; E. Coast; and R. Giacaman (2017) “Maternal and child health outcomes and intensity of conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory: a pseudo longitudinal analysis of the 2000-2014 period”. In: The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) Eighth Annual Conference, 15-16 March 2017, Birzeit, Palestine. (Unpublished)

PhD thesis

The full text of my PhD thesis is available online:

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2018). Beyond excess mortality: the demographic life of a Mayan community after a war of massacres. PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

A summary of the thesis can be found in these three presentations given at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute, Guatemala 25 April 2019 (in Spanish):

  1. Método de recolección de datos en Río Negro (presentación)

  2. Mortalidad en Río Negro durante y tras las masacres (presentación)

  3. Fertilidad en Río Negro tras las masacres (presentación)

I also prepared three posters (in a #betterposter format) to highlight some of the main results. For now, they are only available in Spanish:

  1. Método de recolección de datos en Río Negro (poster)

  2. Mortalidad en Río Negro durante y tras las masacres (poster)

  3. Fertilidad en Río Negro tras las masacres (poster)

Blog posts and media

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2016) Genocide is the tip of the iceberg: Reviewing the Guatemalan case. LSE Human Rights blog.

No hablar de sexo como estrategia de país”. Plaza Pública. 10/02/16

Advisory role

TECHO-Guatemala. (2015) Censo de asentamientos informales. Guatemala: TECHO.