I am a sociologist of culture and social networks with an interest in the evolution of scientific ideas. The two main goals of my research are to understand (1) how social networks and cultural meanings interact to shape social reality, and (2) how scientific ideas and public debates co-evolve. I bring to bear a wide range of methodological skills, including longitudinal network modeling, topic modeling and text analysis, and in-depth interviewing. I also bring together theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of areas, including anthropology, cognitive science, and network science. Although I have worked with many kinds of data, my new research increasingly leverages new forms of large scale data.