Duke University

Chris Bail

Winner 2021 2021 Social Sciences and Humanities

Chris Bail is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Duke University, where he directs the Polarization Lab— an interdisciplinary team studying how data science can mitigate political tribalism on social media. A Guggenheim Fellow, his research has appeared in leading academic journals such as Science and covered by the New York Times, the BBC, and many other prominent media outlets. He is the editor of the Oxford University Press Series on Computational Social Science, and the director of SICSS: a program that provides free data science training in thirty locations around the world.

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