Culture and Action Network

John Levi Martin

John Levi Martin

Professor, Department of Sociology

John has researched the formal properties of belief systems and social structures, and has written books on how to think through theory, methods, and statistics.

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Benjamin Rohr

Benjamin Rohr

PhD Student

Benjamin’s research examines the emergence of the first political parties in late eighteenth-century America. He applies statistical, network, and computational methods to investigate the relations between social networks, political careers, and party formation.

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Alessandra Lembo

Alessandra Lembo

PhD Student

Alessandra’s research is focused on the relationship between experience, the body, and meaning. She has looked at how differences in aesthetic biography yield variations in the meanings of cultural objects, and at how the body extracts meaning from experiences.

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Hyunku Kwon

Hyunku Kwon

PhD Student

Hyunku’s research interests include culture, politics, cognition, and networks. In particular, using computational, network, and statistical analysis, he investigates the formation and consequences of political polarization in the US at mass and elite levels.

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Austin Kozlowski

Austin Kozlowski

PhD Student

Austin uses computational, statistical, and qualitative methods to investigate the relations between cultural rifts and political divisions in the contemporary United States.

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Shilin Jia

Shilin Jia

PhD Student

Shilin studies public attention in the United States as reflected in Google’s search records.

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Timothy Elder

Timothy Elder

PhD Student

Tim’s current research examines the contemporary practice of palliative medicine, and how healthcare providers render treatment recommendations to patients suffering life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

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Maurice Bokanga

Maurice Bokanga

PhD Student

Maurice studies collective action problems and is interested in how social structures and cultural processes shape people’s interests and dispositions to cooperate in social dilemmas.

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Chad Borkenhagen

Chad Borkenhagen

Postdoc, Columbia University

Chad studies culture, organizations, knowledge, and technology using qualitative and computational methods. His dissertation explores the social consequences of science’s growing influence in finance and the culinary arts.

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Nick Judd

Nick Judd

Postdoc, University of Chicago

Nick Judd uses quantitative, qualitative, and computational methodologies to study the social structure of political action.

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Rick Moore

Rick Moore

Postdoc, Cornell University

Rick studies the situated interaction of culture and cognition, along with the resulting implications for sociological theory and methods.

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