I'm a Lecturer in Media and Communication at City, University of London where I lead the modules SGM307 Media & Communication Theories and SGM302 Research Workshops. Previous to that I held research positions at the University of California at Davis, Duke University, and the University of Sao Paulo.

I remain an affiliate at the University of California at Davis Data Science Initiative and Duke University's Duke Network Analysis CenterI'm also an associate fellow of the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys at City, University of London.

My work addresses sociological aspects of digital media with a substantive interest in the cross-effects between online and offline social networks. Methodologically, my research program brings together communications, internet studies, and computational social sciences.

I am trained in qualitative and quantitative methods and my work relies on for statistical computing, Python for shell scripting, igraph and statnet for network analysis, and several R packages for manipulating spatial objects. My R packages are available on CRAN and GitHub.

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UC Davis

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy plays a unique role in bringing together the natural sciences and social sciences. Our graduates engage in real-world issues by collaborating with government agencies, non-profit organizations, policy-makers, scientists, members of the public, and firms.

HASTAC's EAGER NSF grant "A Data-Based Study of the Incentives and Success of an Exemplar Academic Network" uses computational analysis, data extraction, and social networking analysis to embark on the first large-scale study of the interplay of cyberinfrastructure and scholarly communication in an academic peer-produced network.