Sociology and Network Science

I am a sociologist and network scientist. My primary research agenda employs network science to study identity structures, the set of roles, memberships, and other ways of defining oneself (e.g., mother, father, volunteer, environmentalist). I map and characterize identity structures, explore how different countries and demographic subpopulations present distinct structures, and investigate the consequences of given arrangements for health and well-being. I also use network science to study a broad range of topics, including collaboration networks, text networks, social-ecological systems, personal networks and health, and mental models of beliefs. I am a Visiting Research Fellow at Duke Network Analysis Center and an independent research consultant.

Interests

  • Network analysis
  • Computational social science
  • Social psychology
  • Data analysis and visualization

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, 2020

    Duke University

  • MA in Sociology, 2017

    Duke University

  • BSc Organizational Psychology, 2012

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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Virtual Workshop - Intro to Network Analysis with R

Virtual Workshop - Intro to Network Analysis with R

Rladies St. Louis

Identity Structures, Values, and Master Identities

Identity Structures, Values, and Master Identities

Women in Network Science Seminar

Political Belief Systems in Europe

Political Belief Systems in Europe

INSNA Sunbelt Conference

Get in Touch

I’ll be excited to hear from you. Should you wish to contact me, please fill in this form or send an email to mc@mariacramos.com