Daniela Urbina Julio

Provost Postdoctoral Scholar for Faculty Diversity
Daniela Urbina Julio
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email urbinaju@usc.edu


I am a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Southern California in the Department of Sociology. In 2024, I’ll join the department as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. I study family demography, gender inequality, education, and quantitative methods. 

Before joining USC, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at the University of Oxford. I completed a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University. My work has been published in Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family and Sociological Methods and Research, among other outlets, and has received awards from the Development, Family, and Methodology sections of the American Sociological Association.


  • Ph.D. Sociology and Social Policy, Princeton University
    • Postdoctoral Researcher , Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. University of Oxford , 2021-2023
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    One strand of my work explores the demographic implications of the rise of women’s education relative to men in Latin America, particularly for union formation and within-household inequalities. A second strand focuses on the role of cultural beliefs about family and gender on assortative mating, the division of household labor, and students’ career choices. Methodologically, I combine demographic and causal inference methods to analyze these topics, including computational tools and original data collected via survey experiments.

    Research Keywords

    Family Demography, Gender, Education, Quantitative Methods, Latin America.