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6 January 2018

Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction will be published later this year by Princeton University Press. You can read a near-complete draft of the book at If you would like to receive one (1) email when the book is available for pre-order, please fill out this very short form. The goal of the book is to introduce readers to the principles and practice of data visualization in a humane, reproducible, and up-to-date way.

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Media Lab

26 October 2017

After seeing this spectacular job advertisment for a tenure-track position at MIT’s Media Lab, I felt compelled to apply. My letter is below. Please contact me if you require any further materials.

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Recent Work

  • “Transformative Treatments.” Noûs, forthcoming. Abstract  pdf
  • Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction. Forthcoming. Princeton University Press. When can I buy it? Abstract
  • “By the Numbers.” European Journal of Sociology (2017), 58:512-519 Abstract  pdf
  • “Public Sociology in the Age of Social Media.” Perspectives on Politics (2017), 15:771-780. Abstract  pdf
  • “Fuck Nuance.” Sociological Theory (2017), 35:118-127. Abstract  pdf

Current Teaching


I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.



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