Learn how to combine quantitative text analysis with graph theory in Cologne in December.
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Duke University where I explore how computational methods provide a new lens to view longstanding social science debates. When I am not pondering the potential inherent in the wealth of digital trace data, I dabble in experimental and conventional survey methods. Before starting the doctoral program at Duke, I earned a BA from Freie Universitaet in my hometown Berlin, Germany.
In my recent work, I have used Google search data to study the link between discrimination and radicalization; and combined digital trace data, large-scale field experiments, and panel surveys to test the effect of exposure to opposing views on social media on political polarization. The results of my work are published in Science Advances and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Thank you for bearing with me while I set up this website.
PhD in Sociology, 2020 (expected)
MA in Sociology, 2017
BA in North American Studies, 2014
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany