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- PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
- BA: University of Washington, 1995
My research uses social network analysis to examine the emergence of conflict, aggression, and other social problems. Over the past few years, I've spent a lot of my time figuring out why teens bully each other, drink and do drugs, and engage in dating violence. Two of these projects led to collaborations with Anderson Cooper 360, with one focusing on bullying (with Diane Felmlee in 2011), and the other on social media (#Being13, with Marion Underwood in 2015). I am continuing my work on these topics while developing a new line of research investigating the dynamics of social networks through time and their implications for the life course.