Ongoing Projects

* listed in the order of expected completion/submission.

 

    1. A paper on the determinants of compliance with public health measures during the onset phase of COVID-19 pandemic in India with Andrei Zhirnov.(Field: Public Health, Federalism, Collective Behavior) [revised and resubmited].


    2. A paper on social contagion of ethnoreligious lynchings in India from 2009-2019 (Field: Collective Violence, Social Contagion, Deterrence, Criminology) [almost ready for journal submission].

    3. A paper leveraging a natural experiment (two consecutive elections) to highlight the electoral dynamics of hate against refugees using Twitter data. (Field: Political Sociology, Collective Behavior, Computational Social Science).



    4. A paper on the evolution of attitudes of Turkish folks towards Syrian refugees using millions of tweets over a span of 13. years (Field: Political Sociology, Collective Behavior, Computational Social Science).

    5. A paper on a century of riots in Uttar Pradesh, India with Barry Ruback (late) (Field: Social Psychology, Collective Behavior, Collective Violence) [almost ready for journal submission].

    6. A paper (series) on theorizing headscarf removal (Field: Sociology of Religion, Narrative analysis, Collective Behavior) [presenting first paper at SSSR’s meeting in Utah].

    7. A paper on how narratives affect the consumption of TV serials. (Field: Computational Social Science, Cultural Sociology).

    8. A paper on network dynamics and success in cultural markets with Daniel Dellaposta (Field: Computational Social Science, Cultural Sociology, Team Science).


    9. A paper on the ‘scientization of society’ by way of theorizing science as an autonomous institution with David Baker. (Field: Sociology of Knowledge/Science, Social Theory, New Institutionalism).

    10. A paper on breakthroughs and diffusion of ideas across disciplines with David Baker and others. (Field: Sociology of Knowledge/Science, Social Theory, New Institutionalism).



    11. A paper on how conspiracy theories spread over overlapping belief networks using agent-based modeling with Daniel Dellaposta. (Field: Computational Social Science, Analytical Sociology, Collective Behavior).



    12. A paper on how engineers think. (Field: Sociology of Knowledge, Social Studies of Science, Sociology of Education).