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Mar. 27 | Web of Lies - the Effect of Verification on the Spread of Misinformation in Social Networks (with Kinga Makovi)

  • 509 Knox Hall 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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WHEN: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Knox Hall 509, 606 W 122nd Street

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

WHAT: Event Description Forthcoming!

WHO: Kinga Makovi received an MS in mathematical economics from Corvinus University of Budapest (2010). At her alma mater, she was one of the founding members of the Research Center for Educational and Network Studies. Her interest in social networks took her to Columbia University, where she earned her PhD in 2017.

Her thesis, “Social Structural Avenues for Mobilization – the Case of British Abolition,” has been awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant (2014), and she also received a de Karmen Fellowship (2015).

Her dissertation research takes a structural approach to understanding popular mobilization for the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, applying tools from computational sociology and network analysis. Her past projects include the study of collective violence in the American South, as well as the determinants of fertility behaviors of parents with children with autism - appearing in Sociological Science and Social Forces.

Her current projects include work on the social-structural determinant of early 20th century labor mobilization and the diffusion of practices in more contemporary contexts.


The Networks and Time Workshop Series is part of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series sponsored by INCITE (Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics).

Knox Hall is located at the intersection of West 122nd Street and Broadway (606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027).

For inquiries about Networks and Time, please contact Berenike Schott (berenike.schott@columbia.edu) or Eugene Grey (eg2646@columbia.edu).