MIS Speaker's Series: Chris Bail



1 to 2 p.m., Sept. 30, 2022


Chris Bail, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Duke University.

Title: New Platforms for Experimental Research on Social Media

Abstract: To be circulated later

Bio: Chris Bail is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Data Science at Duke University, where he directs the Polarization Lab. A leader in the emerging field of computational social science, his research examines fundamental questions of social psychology, extremism, and political polarization using social media data, bots, and the latest advances in machine learning.

A Guggenheim Fellow and Carnegie Fellow, Chris's writing appears in leading outlets such as Science and Nature. He wrote two widely acclaimed books, Breaking the Social Media Prism, which came out in 2021, and Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream, in 2015.

He is the Editor of the Oxford University Press Series in Computational Social Science and the Co-Founder of the Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science, free training events, designed to introduce junior scholars to the field, that are held concurrently in a range of universities around the world each year. Chris also serves on the Advisory Committee to the National Science Foundation's Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, and helped create Duke's Interdisciplinary Data Science Program.


Laura Brandimarte