Doctoral Student (2018)
BA, Mathematics, Cornell University
Burchard, Jake and Benjamin Cornwell. 2018. “Structural holes and bridging in two-mode networks.” Social Networks, 55, 11-20.
I am interested in the combined application of qualitative social theory and formal methods (including networks, computational methods, and agent-based models) to the study of complex social systems. Broadly speaking, I'm motivated by problems endemic to contemporary, "late" capitalism, including the social causes and effects of financial crises and market failures. I am also interested in how the prevailing social and technical order of production is maintained through ideology, media, and narrative, and to what extent individuals as embedded components of these structures have social agency.