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Lab Members to Present at 4th Annual Political Networks Conference

Published on June 14, 2011 by

Lab members Zack Almquist, Sean Fitzhugh, Lorien Jasny, Nicole Pierski, and Emma Spiro will present ongoing research at this week’s 4th Annual Political Networks Conference at the University of Michigan.

Zack Almquist will present a poster, “Contending Parties: A Logistic Choice Analysis of Inter and Intra-group Blog Citation Dynamics in the 2004 US Presidential Election” (co-authored with Carter Butts). This poster exams the study of the dynamics of interaction within and between DNC- and RNC-designated blogs through a dynamic logistic choice model.

Sean Fitzhugh will present a poster, “A Cross-National Comparison of the Effects of Military and Political Participation on Life Histories,” exploring how a network framework can be used in identifying population-level patterns in traditional life history data.

Lorien Jasny will present “Dynamic Networks of Political Culture,” applying a relational approach to Ronald Inglehart’s Postmaterialist Thesis.

Nicole Pierski will present “Semantic Networks in the Political Blogosphere,” examining the political discourse of DNC- and RNC- credentialed blogs during the 2004 Presidential Election.

Emma Spiro will present a poster, “Rumoring in Extreme Events,” exploring rumoring about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including network structure among official government accounts occurring on a popular micro-blogging service.

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