I'm Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at City, University of London where I teach communication theory and social network analysis. Previous to that I held research positions at the University of California at Davis, Duke University, and the University of Sao Paulo.

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, social network analysis, 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.

My work has also been featured in major media outlets, including BBC, CNN, NY Times, Guardian, Washington Post, and BuzzFeed and informed policy makers in Europe and the Americas. My research can be found in Journal of Communication, Social Networks, and New Media & Society 

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.

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