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Daniel McFarland

Daniel McFarland

Affiliated Faculty
Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
PhD/MA, University of Chicago, Sociology, Sociology
BA, University of Chicago, Philosophy

I study the social and organizational dynamics of educational systems like schools, classrooms and universities. In particular, I have performed a series of studies on classroom organization and interaction; on the formation of adolescent relationships, social structures, and identities; on interdisciplinary collaboration and intellectual innovation; and on relational sociology. I have broad research interests and have been drawn into a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations with linguists and computer scientists. This in turn has led to studies of big data and methodological advances in social networks and language modeling.