Research Interests

Political Sociology Historical Sociology Institutions Comput. Social


I am a network scholar interested in understanding the tension between change, a fundamental part of individual life, and stability, a fundamental aspect of the social structures individuals build with their interactions. In my work I have explored this tension with projects that are varied and innovative and that use both historical and contemporary cases. I see my approach to research close to the tradition of Analytical Sociology

My updated academic profile is here.


My paper on the strength of ties won the Best Paper award at SocInfo 2014

My book, The Rationalization of Miracles, is in paperback edition!