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NCASD Lab Makes Strong Showing at ASA Conference

Published on September 6, 2011 by

Members of the Networks, Computation, and Social Dynamics (NCASD) Lab presented on various Lab research initiatives at the recent American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lab PI Carter Butts presented a talk titled “The Ties That Bound: Within-Couple Heterogeneity as an Upper Bound On Between-Group Inequality” at the conference in the Mathematical Sociology Section.

Lab member Sean Fitzhugh presented a talk titled “Shared Spells: How Co-participation Limits Differences Between Life Histories” to the conference Section on Aging and the Life Course. His talk reviewed recent work on similarities of individuals’ life course histories based on other factors such as gender, educational attainment, military service, and number of children or marriages.

Lab member Lorien Jasny presented during a round-table session for her paper, “Throw Money at the Problem: The Relationship Between Campaign Donations and Other Forms of Political Participation” in an open round-table session for Political Sociology.

Lab member Chris Marcum presented during a round table session for his paper, “Age and Life Course Effects on Co-presence in Personal Networks” in the Section on Aging and the Life Course.

Lab member Nicole Pierski presented during a round-table session for her paper, “Taking Privacy to the Next Level: A Multinational Look at Facebook,” in the Communications in Technology Section.

Lab member Emma Spiro presented a talk titled, “Maintaining Ties from Coast to Coast: Selective Mixing Between Universities on Facebook” to the Methodology Section regarding the patterns in public college attendees and private college attendees’ social ties.

The NCASD Lab was also pleased to have Lab Member Spiro inducted as the student representative to the ASA Mathematical Sociology Section Council at the conference, where she will serve alongside UCI Sociology Professor Kathryn Faust, who is this year’s Council Chair.

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