1-Aug-23 New research project starting soon: Conspiracy beliefs, personal networks, and health in the post-pandemic era (ConsNet). ConsNet was just funded under the PRIN program by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. I’m the project PI and will work with Viviana Amati (co-PI), Massimo Airoldi, and Federico Bianchi. ConsNet will be based at the University of Milan (Behave Lab and SPS Department) and University of Milan-Bicocca (Statistics Department). More project updates soon!

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15-Jul-23 ALGOLIT: Understanding and boosting algorithmic literacy — New project starting in the coming months at University of Trento Sociology and Unimi Behave Lab, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research PRIN program. I’ll be in the ALGOLIT team together with PI Giuseppe Veltri, co-PI Flaminio Squazzoni, and Marco Cremonini.

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7-Jul-23 Natural language processing and network science methods find bridging topics to integrate health and sustainable development in research and policy: new article out in Globalization & Health from a collaboration with Thomas Smith, Luca Mantegazza, and Ilaria Capua.

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28-Jun-23 Call for Applications: Our ESOL PhD program in Economic Sociology, Organization and Labor Studies is now accepting applications for PhD scholarships starting in October 2023 (application deadline: July 26, 2023). Nine fully funded PhD student positions are available in the program, including 2 positions with an emphasis on computational social science. The ESOL PhD program is hosted in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan (Unimi). ESOL PhD students have the opportunity to join the Unimi Behave Lab. For more information about the call see the ESOL program’s website and the Unimi application page. Contact me or Prof. Flaminio Squazzoni for more info.

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26-Jun-23 I’ll be in Warsaw next week at the 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference for the panel “Immigrant integration, social participation and inequalities”. We’ll be presenting ongoing research on inequalities in social networks between migrants and non-migrants in the US (with Basak Bilecen).

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2-May-23 Excited to meet new and old colleagues at the ARS’23 Workshop on Social Network Analysis in Ischia today and tomorrow. A lot of new research will be presented by Behave Lab folks here in the next couple of days.

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3-Apr-23 Today I’ll be at the University of Milan-Bicocca, Department of Sociology and Social Research, for a seminar on social network analysis in urban sociology with graduate students in the URBEUR PhD program.

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15-Mar-23 Next week I’ll participate in the first advisory board meeting for the PATCHWORK project, with Miranda Lubbers (PI) and her Coalesce Lab at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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30-Jan-23 Next week I’ll be at the 12th edition of the Winter School on “Personal Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications“. Lectures and workshops on research design, data collection, and analytic methods for personal network research with José Luis Molina, Miranda Lubbers, Chris McCarty, Bernie Hogan, Jürgen Lerner and other great colleagues. February 6-10 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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13-Jan-23 Next edition of my workshop on egocentric network analysis with R (online) is planned for the 2023 INSNA Sunbelt conference (Portland, Oregon, June 27- July 1, 2023).