I am a PhD candidate and Harper Dissertation Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago specializing in social networks and big qualitative data.

In empirical research and theoretical essays, my work investigates how one’s cultural beliefs affect one’s social network and vice versa. I use natural language processing to detect cultural similarities among individuals and then examine the relation between these networks of cultural similarity and social networks over time.

You may contact me at monicalee@uchicago.edu