Affiliated Faculty

Lee Clarke

Phaedra Daipha

Selected Publications

Daipha, Phaedra. 2001. “The Intellectual and Social Organization of ASA 1990-1997: Exploring the Interface between the Discipline of Sociology and Its Practitioners.” The American Sociologist 32 (3):73-90.

Marya Doerfel [School of Communication and Information (SC&I)]

Selected Publications

Doerfel, M. L., & Haseki, M. (forthcoming). "Networks, disrupted: Media use as an organizing mechanism for rebuilding." New Media & Society.

Doerfel, M. L., Lai, C-H., & Chewning, L. V. (forthcoming). "The evolution of networks and the resilience of interorganizational relationships after disaster." Communication Monographs.

Chewning, L. V., Lai, C-H., & Doerfel, M. L. (2012). "Communication technologies to rebuild communication structures." Management Communication Quarterly, available online: DOI: 10.1177/0893318912465815

Tina Eliassi-Rad [Computer Science]

Selected Publications

Eliassi-Rad, Tina. 2013. “Guided Learning for Role Discovery (GLRD): Framework, Algorithms, and Applications Applications” (with S. Gilpin and I. Davidson), Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'13), Chicago, IL, August 2013.

Eliassi-Rad, Tina. 2012. “Gelling, and Melting, Large Graphs by Edge Manipulation” (with H. Tong, B.A. Prakash, M. Faloutsos, and C. Faloutsos), Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'12), Maui, HI, October 2012. [Best Paper Award]

Eliassi-Rad, Tina. 2011. “Measuring Tie Strength in Implicit Social Networks” (with M. Gupte), Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Web Science (WebSci'12), Evanston, IL, June 2012. [Appeared as a poster at the 2011 NIPS Workshop on Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds, and as an extended abstract in the Notes of the 3rd Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN'11), New York, NY, September 2011.]

Keith Hampton [SC&I]  

Selected Publications

Hampton, Keith, & Richard Ling. 2013. “Explaining Communication Displacement and Large-Scale Social Change in Core Networks: A Cross-National Comparison of Why Bigger is Not Better and Less Can Mean More.” Information, Communication & Society 16, 4: 561-589.

Hampton, Keith, Lauren Sessions Goulet, Cameron Marlow, and Lee Rainie. 2012. Why Most Facebook Users Get More Than They Give: The Effect of Facebook “Power Users” on Everyone Else. Pew Research Center. Washington, DC.

Abbott, Katherine, Janet Prvu Bettger, Keith Hampton, & Hans-Peter Kohler. 2012. “Exploring the Use of Social Network Analysis to Measure Social Integration among Older Adults in Assisted Living.” Family & Community Health 35, 4: 322-333.

Charles Heckscher [School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)]

Paul McLean

Selected Publications

Gondal, Neha, and Paul D. McLean. 2013. “What Makes a Network Go Round? Exploring the Structure of a Strong Component with Exponential Random Graph Models.” Social Networks 35, 4: 499-513.

Gondal, Neha, and Paul D. McLean. 2013. “Linking Tie-meaning with Network Structure: Variable Connotations of Personal Lending in a Multiple-Network Ecology.” Poetics 41: 122-50.

McLean, Paul D. 2011. “Patrimonialism, Elite Networks, and Reform in Late Eighteenth Century Poland.” Pp. 88-110 in Patrimonial Power in the Modern World, volume 636 (July 2011) of The Annals of the American Association of Political and Social Science, edited by Julia Adams and Mounira M. Charrad.

Honors and Awards

2008. Honorable Mention. Best Book Competition of the ASA Section on Culture (for The Art of the Network).

2008. Best Article Award, ASA Section on Comparative-Historical Sociology, for "Elite Transformation and Organizational Invention in Renaissance Florence," American Journal of Sociology 111, 5:1463-1568 (second author, with John F. Padgett).

Jessica Methot [SMLR]

Neha Shah [Business School]

Selected Publications

Bendersky C. and Neha P. Shah. 2013. “The downfall of extraverts and rise of neurotics: The dynamic process of status allocation in task groups.” Academy of Management Journal 56, 2: 387-406.

Bendersky, C., and Neha P. Shah. 2012. “The costs of status attainment: Performance effects of individual’s status mobility in task groups.” Organization Science, 23 308-322.

Bendersky, C., and Neha P. Shah. 2012. “The costs of status attainment: Performance effects of individual’s status mobility in task groups.” Organization Science, 23 308-322.

Hana Shepherd

Selected Publications

Paluck, Betsy Levy, and Hana Shepherd. 2012. “The Salience of Social Referents: A Field Experiment on Collective Norms and Harassment Behavior in a School Social Network.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 103: 899-915.

Robu, Valentin, Harry Halpin, and Hana Shepherd. 2009. “Emergence of Consensus and Shared Vocabularies in Collaborative Tagging Systems.” ACM Transactions on the Web 3: 1-34.


Spencer Foundation Grant. 2011, "A Social Network Approach to Influencing Civic Behavior: Building Cultures of Tolerance in Schools." (Co-author with Betsy Levy Paluck, PI, $40,000).

Rachael Shwom [Human Ecology]

Selected Publications

Shwom, Rachael, D. Bidwell, A. Dan, and T. Dietz. "Understanding U.S Public Support of Domestic Climate Change Policies." Global Environmental Change 20, 3: 472-482.

D. Randall Smith

Matt Weber [SC&I]


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