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Hernan Mondani


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Works at Department of Sociology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Room B 986
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a sociologist with a PhD from Stockholm University. I am a researcher at Stockholm University and the Institute for Futures Studies. I have a background in engineering physics and a research interest in modelling social phenomena using large-scale datasets and non-traditional quantitative methods. My research is mainly concerned with social cohesion, how societies maintain it and how it is challenged. I address these questions through social network models of organizing processes, particularly applied to the dynamics of criminal organizing and collaboration. I also use life-course trajectory analysis to study migrant integration and neighbourhood segregation dynamics in Sweden.

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Courses 2021

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Research areas: MOD-Models of organizational dynamics, OCE-Social organizing of crime and extremism, LTA-Life-course trajectory analysis, SP-Sociophysics.


Ongoing research projects

"Canadian-Swedish bilateral research collaboration on organized violent threats" (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB) [2020-2023]

"The Neighborhood Revisited: Spatial polarization and social cohesion in contemporary Sweden" (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, RJ) [2019-2024]

"Migrant Trajectories in Sweden, 1990-2016" (FORTE) [2017-2022]

"Violent extremism: Violent organizing and antisocial carriers" (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB) [2016-2020]


Concluded research projects

"A study of women in and around violent extremism" (The Nordic Council of Ministers) [2018-2019]


Peer-reviewed articles

12. LTA. Vogiazides L and Mondani H (2020) Geographical trajectories of refugees in Sweden: Uncovering patterns and drivers of inter-regional (im)mobility. Journal of Refugee Studies 1-26

11. OCE. Rostami A, Sturup J, Mondani H, Thevselius P, Sarnecki J and Edling C (2020) The Swedish Mujahideen: An exploratory study of 41 Swedish foreign fighters deceased in Iraq and Syria. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 43(5): 382-395

10. LTA. Vogiazides L and Mondani H (2020) A geographical path to integration? Exploring the interplay between regional context and labour market integration among refugees in Sweden. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(1): 23-45

9. OCE. Carlsson C, Rostami A, Mondani H, Sturup J, Sarnecki J and Edling C (2020) A Life-Course Analysis of Engagement in Violent Extremist Groups. The British Journal of Criminology 60(1): 74-92

8. OCE. Sturup J, Rostami A, Mondani H, Gerell M, Sarnecki J and Edling C (2019) Increased gun violence among young males in Sweden: A descriptive national survey and international comparison. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 25(4): 365-378

7. MOD. Mondani H (2019) Sector, industry and inter-organizational movement statistics in the Stockholm Region: Informing organizational growth models. Quality & Quantity 53(2): 735–755

6. OCE. Rostami A and Mondani H (2019) Organizing on two wheels: uncovering the organizational patterns of Hells Angels in Sweden. Trends in Organized Crime 22(1): 34-50

5. OCE. Rostami A, Mondani H, Liljeros F and Edling C (2018) Criminal organizing applying the theory of partial organization to four cases of organized crime. Trends in Organized Crime 21(4): 315-342

4. MOD. Mondani H (2018) The underlying geometry of organizational dynamics. Similarity-based social space and labor flow network communities. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 24(3): 378-400

3. MOD. Mondani H (2017) The evolving network of labor flows in the Stockholm Region: Sector dynamics, connectivity and stability. Applied Network Science 2(1): 34

2. OCE. Rostami A and Mondani H (2015) The complexity of crime network data: A case study of its consequences for crime control and the study of networks. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0119309

1. MOD. Mondani H, Holme P and Liljeros F (2014) Fat-Tailed Fluctuations in the Size of Organizations: The Role of Social Influence. PLoS ONE 9(7): e100527



3. MOD. Doctoral thesis in sociology. Mondani H (2017) Modeling Organizational Dynamics: Distributions, Networks, Sequences and Mechanisms. Stockholm Studies in Sociology, New Series 67, Stockholm: Stockholm University

2. SP. M.Sc. thesis in engineering physics.. Mondani H (2012) Statistical Mechanics of Organizational Growth Process. Trita-FYS 2012:33, Stockholm: KTH Theoretical Physics

1. SP. Thesis in industrial engineering. Mondani H (2008) Aplicaciones de Mecánica Estadística al Problema del Viajante de Comercio. Buenos Aires: UCA School of Engineering


Research reports

2. OCE. Mondani H, Rostami A, Askanius T, Sarnecki J and Edling C (2021) Women in violent extremism in Sweden. TemaNord 2021:513. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers

1. OCE. Rostami A, Mondani H, Carlsson C, Sturup J, Sarnecki J and Edling C (2018) Våldsbejakande extremism och organiserad brottslighet i Sverige. Research report 2018/4. Stockholm: Institute for Futures Studies


Ongoing studies

Rostami A and Mondani H. "Kriminella entreprenörer: Organiserad brottslighet och näringslivet"

Mondani H and Rostami A. "Uncovering the degree of criminal organization: Swedish street gangs and the role of mobility and co-offending networks"

Vogiazides L and Mondani H. "Neighbourhood trajectories in Stockholm"

Mondani H and Swedberg R. "On Analyzing Social Patterns: From Proto-Concept to Concept?"

Rostami A, Mondani H, Carlsson C, Sarnecki J, Edling C and Sturup J. "Lonely together: A register-based study of male lone actors, their siblings and other violent extremists"

Mondani H and Rostami A. "Criminal nomads: The role of multiple affiliations in the network of criminal collaboration between Hells Angels MC and Bandidos MC"

Mondani H and Rostami A. "Dynamic network measures of specialization: The case of Hells Angels Sweden"

Mondani H, Rostami A, Carlsson C, Sturup J, Sarnecki J and Edling C. "Who are the Swedish extremists? A register-based study of violent extremists, their siblings and co-offenders "

Mondani H. "The sequence approach to organizational dynamics: Quantifying positive feedback mechanisms in employment trajectories"

Mondani H, Rostami A. "Illicit market. Understanding Illegal Drug Markets by Using Partial Organization Theory"

Mondani H and Kolk M. "Average size and average number of members of a group - A little known but widely applicable relationship"

Mondani H. "Nonequilibrium phase transition in a network model of organizational growth"

Last updated: May 14, 2021

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