I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. I am interested in identifying cultural and relational mechanisms by which social contexts shape the patterns of social interaction, and their consequences in the field of politics, health, and social genomics using diverse strategies such as agent-based modeling, quasi-experimental designs, survey experiment, and big data analysis.
Currently, I study (1) the impact of polarized contexts on network segregation in the US [my dissertation], (2) social origin of missing heritability for adolsecent friendship networks based on twin misclassification and confusability [with Dalton Conley], (3) racial/ethnic disparities of incarceration and the transmission of Sexually Transmistted Diseases [with Kate Strully and Peter Bearman], (4) robust structure of hidden terrorist networks that arises from solving the secrecy/efficiency trade-off [with Eun Kyong Shin and Peter Bearman], (5) negative findings on the relationship between social capital and mortality [with Peter Bearman].
At Columbia University, I am affiliated as a graduate fellow at the Center on Organizational Innovation (COI) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) where I co-organize the Networks and Time seminar series with Peter Bearman.
You can find a link to my CV here.
PhD in Sociology (expected), 2018
MA in Sociology, 2014
MA in Sociology, 2012
BA in Business Administration, 2009