22-Jun-22 I’ll be at the University of Groningen Summer School on Migration, Integration, and Social Networks on June 23-24 to talk about social networks, intergroup contact and migrant integration with Basak Bilecen, Verena Seibel, Tobias Stark and other colleagues and students.

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1-Jun-22 Intro to multilevel analysis with R — New resource available in the Data & Code section of this website from my seminars at the UniMi NASP graduate school and Behave Lab.

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18-May-22 Next week I’ll be at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy for the 14th Annual INAS Conference of analytical sociology (May 26-27) together with other Behave Lab colleagues. We’ll present research about inter-generational social ties of older adults in Italy before Covid-19, among other projects. Check out the conference final program for all details.

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15-Apr-22 I’m compiling a list of open social network surveys (questionnaires and codebooks published online) and software for social network data collection. This is meant for graduate students and colleagues starting their first social network projects. If you’re familiar with GitHub, please contribute to these lists via pull requests or issues: see the project’s GitHub page. Otherwise you can contact me via email or Twitter with information you’d like to add to the lists.

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10-Mar-22 Preliminary program information is out about the next EUSN European Conference on Social Networks (University of Greenwich, 12-16 September 2022). I’ll be there with Başak Bilecen for our organized session on Social Networks and Personal Communities in Migration and Migrant Incorporation. I’ll also teach my yearly workshop on Egocentric network analysis with R.

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28-Feb-22 Today I’m speaking at the CyberMonday series of seminars at the University of Bologna Computational Social Science Center. Topic: Researching personal networks: old questions and new avenues in computational social science. Info to join the seminars online.

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17-Feb-22 Applications are open for the summer school on Migration, integration, and social networks at the University of Groningen (June 20-24) – with Miranda Lubbers, Louise Ryan, Tobias Stark, and myself.

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31-Jan-22 One week to the beginning of the 11th summer/winter course on theory, methods and applications of personal network research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. I’ll teach quantitative methods and multilevel modeling for personal network analysis. The week-long program includes lectures and workshops on research design, data collection, and analysis for personal network research.

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2-Jan-22 Today I’m grateful and excited to be moving back to Italy to join the Department of Social and Political Sciences and the Behave Center at the University of Milan. Not easy to leave the University of Florida after all the incredible opportunities it gave me for growth and development in professional and personal life. I’m blessed to have met Chris McCarty, Russ Bernard, Barb Zsembik, Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, Steve Perz, Ilaria Capua and many other UF mentors and colleagues who have guided and supported me in the US. I learned a lot from each of them and hope to be able to “pass it on” and be just as helpful and supportive with future students and colleagues.