Olate, René, Ph.D.
PhD - 2008 - Social Work, Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
MSW - 2004 - Social Work, Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
LSS - 1994 - ILADES - Pontificia Università Gregoriana
BSW - 1992 - Social Services, Universidad de Concepción
Areas of Expertise
Violence and masculinity
Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Youth and Latinos
Dr. Olate, a native from Chile, has conducted cross-national research on youth programs in twelve countries of the Latin American and Caribbean regions. He has worked as an international consultant for the United Nations (United Nations Development Program and United Nations Volunteer) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in several countries. Dr. Olate was an instructor and Director of the Inter American Institute for Social Development (INDES-BID) in Nicaragua, and an Instructor and Researcher at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He has also held a faculty position at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Olate’s scholarship focuses on youth violence, high-risk youth, Latino gangs, volunteerism, and community and youth development. He has several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in English and Spanish.