I am currently a postdoc at the Institute for Analytical Sociology.
Much of my research centers on how individuals come to influence one another, and how individuals in interaction bring about different collective outcomes (e.g., segregation, inequality). In this research, I combine the explanatory principles of analytical sociology with the tools and data from computational social science.
In May 2022, I defended my dissertation, Beyond Generative Sufficiency: On Interactions, Heterogeneity, and Middle-Range Dynamics. A big thanks to my opponent (Duncan Watts) and the committee (David Garcia, Ridhi Kashyap, Michael Mäs, and Roberta Sinatra).
Together with Peter Hedström and Francois Collet, we received the Rokert-K-Merton-Award in 2022.
“Urban Scaling Laws Arise from Within-city Inequalities.” Nature Human Behavior (2023).
“On the Intersection of Analytical Sociology and Computational Social Science.” Handbook of Computational Social Science edited by Taha Yasseri, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd (forthcoming, 2023).
“The Trojan-horse mechanism: How networks reduce gender segregation.” Science Advances (2021).
“Interpretable Word Embeddings via Informative Priors.” EMNLP (2019).