18-Nov-22 New paper out on BMC Psychiatry with colleagues at the UCLouvain Institute for Health and SocietyThe structure of social support: a multilevel analysis of the personal networks of people with severe mental disorders. We study the way personal network structure influences the provision of social support to psychiatric patients.

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2-Nov-22 Next week I’ll be at the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis to give a talk to colleagues and students at the University of Manchester’s MSc in Social Network Analysis. Seminar title: Unequal ties: describing and explaining stratification in personal networks (November 9 at 16:00). Event details here.

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19-Oct-22 Registrations are open for the 12th International Winter Course on “Personal Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications”, to be held on February 6-10, 2023 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Registration deadline is on January 30, 2023. I’ll be there with a bunch of amazing colleagues and students, including those working with Miranda Lubbers’s Coalesce Lab.

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13-Sep-22 Excited for my first post-Covid, in-person conference tomorrow at the 6th EUSN European Conference on Social Networks (University of Greenwich). A lot of new work to be discussed at our Sunbelt/EUSN panel on Social networks and personal communities in migration and migrant incorporation (September 14 at 9:00). My workshop on Egocentric network analysis with R will also return during the conference (September 16 at 9:30).

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29-Jul-22 Resilience and fragmentation in healthcare coalitions — New article out in Social Networks from an interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in ecology, geography and public health.

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12-Jul-22 Call for Applications: join us as a PhD student at the University of Milan Department of Social and Political Sciences and Behave Centre in October 2022. Four PhD scholarships available for our PhD program in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies within the NASP graduate school. Details and application procedure here.

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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.