Kinga Makovi is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University (2010 cohort). Her interests include social networks and quantitative methods and simulation techniques in social sciences. Kinga's current project is an exploratory analysis of the structure of the ownership network of slave traders and the development of this network over time. She also works on the East India Trade and collective violence of the American South. She finds joy in exploring spatially and temporally sensitive data structures that enable causal claims to be made. She holds an MS in mathematical economics from Corvinus University Budapest.