My theoretical training and orientation is in sociology. I specialize in three areas of research:

  1. The sociology of knowledge and science.
  2. Global and transnational political sociology.
  3. Organizational sociology.

My methodological interests include approaches generally associated with computational social science.

  1. The analysis of “big data” using social network analysis and natural language processing.
  2. Agent-based models (ABMs) of knowledge diffusion.
  3. The study of complexity and complex adaptive systems (CAS) in society.