I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Columbia University who will be joining Stanford’s Department of Sociology as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. My work combines computational methods with large-scale historical datasets to understand how language, identity, and social structure have changed in England and the United States over the past 300 years. My dissertation project, conditionally accepted for publication in the American Journal of Sociology, uses the reading patterns of thousands of America’s earliest political and economic elites, including a significant number of the founding fathers, who checked out books from the New York Society Library, to reveal the shifting meaning of political identity in the years between the ratification of the Constitution and the War of 1812. I received my B.A. in Social Research and Public Policy from NYU Abu Dhabi.
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Mark Anthony Hoffman (2018). “The Materiality of Ideology.” Summer Conference on Economy and Society, EUI, Florence, Italy.
Mark Anthony Hoffman, Noam Zerubavel, Adam D. Reich, and Peter Bearman (2018). “The Neural Foundations of Social Relations.” American Sociological Association, Montreal.
I teach Social Network Analysis with Peter Bearman. Some of the materials from our course, along with tutorials for doing social network analysis in R, can be found here: http://www.markanthonyhoffman.com/social_network_analysis