Paul DiMaggio, Professor of Sociology, NYU
Paul DiMaggio is Professor of Sociology. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. DiMaggio’s research interests include the formal and informal organization, the sociology of economic markets, social implications of information technology, and theory and methods in the sociology of culture. Recent papers have addressed the impact of network externalities on social inequality, the effects of Internet use on wages, applications of topic models to the study of culture, and the emergence of cultural hierarchy in 19th-century Chicago. Current projects include analyses of heterogeneity in opinion data (with application to economic attitudes and nationalist sentiments in the U.S.; applications of machine-learning methods and sentiment analysis to the measurement of cultural change in societies and informal organizations; and research on the impact of social networks on social inequality.