Kinga Makovi

Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Columbia University

Research Websites: Center fоr Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES)

Research Areas: Popular mobilization for the abolition of the British slave trade

Kinga 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.

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