I am a sociology Ph.D. candidate at George Mason University studying political economy, digital sociology, and science and technology.

My dissertation research studies how internet-age technologies and social media platforms affect the development of politically reactionary ideological and cultural assemblages.

As a digital sociologist, I synthesize computational social science tools—e.g., natural language processing algorithms, large-scale network analytics, social media analysis—with qualitative content analysis, digital ethnography, and critical discourse analysis to develop robust mixed-methods research designs.

✉️ sdoody@gmu.edu