Supporting diversity in Computational Social Science ... bc variation matters!


The vary css speaker database is intended to highlight the work of emerging CSS scholars from underrepresented groups. We hope that this database will help to vary CSS panels and conferences, as well as help to connect emerging CSS scholars with each other.

Keep posted–this is an ever-growing list! (Profile pictures coming soon)

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Name Institution Discipline(s) Website
Omar I. Asensio Georgia Institute of Technology Public Policy
Gunes Asik TOBB University of Economics and Technology Economics
Anjali Bhatt Stanford GSB Organizational Theory
Pablo Barberá London School of Economics Computational Social Science
Renata Barreto UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary
Emily Bello-Pardo American University Political Science
George Boateng ETH Zurich Machine Learning
Andras Borsos Central European University Economics, Network Science
Sarah B. Bouchat Northwestern University Political Science
Taylor Brown Duke University Sociology
Chico Camargo Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford Multidisciplinary
Leah Castleberry University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Public Policy (coming soon)
Kaiping Chen University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication
Munmun De Choudhury Georgia Institute of Technology Interactive Computing
Jorge Cimentada Max Planck Institute of Demography Sociology
Ieke de Veries Northeastern University Criminology
Teddy DeWitt University of Michigan Management and Organizations
Naoki Egami Princeton University Political Science
Lily Fesler Stanford University Education
Timnit Gebru Google
Eugenia Giraudy Facebook Political Science
Alex Hanna Google Sociology
Aniko Hannak Complexity Science Hub & Vienna Uni. of Economics and Business Computer Science
Agnes Horvat Northwestern University Communications
Ying-Ying Hsieh Imperial College London Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Abigail Z Jacobs University of Michigan Information, Management and Organizations, Complex Systems
Lorien Jasny University of Exeter Politics
Jacqueline Kazil George Mason University Computer Science
Elena Kochkina University of Warwick Computer Science
Poruz Khambatta Stanford University Organizational Behavior
Alex Kindel Princeton University Sociology
Carly Knight New York University Sociology
Henry Kudzanai Dambanemuya Northwestern University Network Science
Tina Law Northwestern University Sociology
Monica Lee Facebook
Jeff Lockhart University of Michigan Sociology
Xiao Ma Cornell Tech Information Science
Anuja Majmundar University of Southern California Heath Behavior
Kinga Makovi NYU Abu Dhabi Social Research and Public Policy
Hilary Mason Fast Forward Labs
Sanaz Mobasseri Boston University Management and Organizations
Mohsen Mosleh MIT - Sloan School Information Science
Allison Morgan University of Colorado Boulder Computer Science
Zanele Munyikwa MIT Sloan Management Science and Information Technology
Subhayan Mukerjee University of Pennsylvania Communication
Laura Nelson Northeastern University Sociology
Dong Nguyen Utrecht University Information Science
Katya Ognyanova Rutgers University Communication and Information
Emmanuel Olamijuwon University of Eswatini Demography and Population Studies
Alexandra Olteanu Microsoft Research Computer Science
Jennifer Pan Stanford University Communication
Nadya Peek University of Washington Human Centered Design and Engineering
Maria Pereda Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Process System Engineering
Margaret Roberts UC San Diego Political Science
Maria Rodriguez City University of New York Social work
Daniel Romero University of Michigan Computational Social Science
Jessica Santana UC Santa Barbara Sociology
Xanda Schofield Cornell University Computer Science
Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe Popsa / Alan Turing Institute Business
Lynette Shaw University of Michigan Complex Systems
Sarah Shugars Northeastern Network Science
Katie Starbird University of Washington Human Centered Design and Engineering
Rochelle Terman University of Chicago Political Science
Melena Tsvetkova London School of Economics Sociology
Orsolya Vasarhelyi Central European University, Department of Network and Data Science Network Science
Nora Webb Williams University of Washington Political Science
Akin Unver Kadir Has University International Relations
Diyi Yang Georgia Tech / Google Interactive Computing