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Assistant Professor of Sociology

I use computational tools, principally automated text analysis, to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and organizations. I have a particular interest in applying these tools with a qualitative lens, and to better understand intersectionality and inequality.

I am an open source and open science enthusiast. I seek to use open-source tools and computational methods to make the social sciences and humanities more transparent, reproducible, and scalable.

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Best Meta-Reviewer, 12th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo20)

Outstanding Faculty of the Year, 2020 (given by the graduate students at Northeastern University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology)

American Sociological Association

  • Education

    PhD, Sociology
    University of California, Berkeley, 2014

  • Contact

  • Address

    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115


Course catalog
  • Bostonography: The City through Data, Texts, Maps, and Networks

    INSH 2102

    Uses Boston as a case study for integrating computational methods with the social sciences and humanities to provide new insights into major cultural, historical, and societal questions as they relate to and extend beyond the city of Boston. Through lectures, discussions, and labs, the course examines a variety of data sets that measure geographic, historical, literary, political, civic, and institutional landscapes. Offers students an opportunity to combine analytical tools, such as geospatial mapping, data visualization, and network science, with readings, hands-on class activities, and museum or site visits, enabling a comprehensive view of complex cultural and social phenomena.