Culture and Action Network

Xiangyu Ma

PhD Student, Department of Sociology

Ma Xiangyu is a PhD candidate at the sociology program at the University of Chicago. His research involves the use of computational techniques to study moral phenomena in “cultural” markets, such as the literary arts, televisual arts, and music. His most recent work examines dynamics of denunciations and scandals (“cancel culture”) in the field of young adult fiction. His writings have been published in outlets such as Poetics. He graduated with a B.A. in sociology from Pomona College.

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Research Interests

Culture, Computational Methods