Alexander Kindel, *23

Observing Prestige: Visibility and Performance in the Sociology of Knowledge

Alex is a computational and historical sociologist with a guiding interest in the formal organization of knowledge, skills, and techniques. His areas of interest include computational social science, political and historical sociology, and the sociology of knowledge. Alex designs computational and statistical tools for researchers across the social sciences; investigates contemporary practices for creating, managing, sharing, and analyzing data; and conducts historical work on the political organization of knowledge production and dissemination. Prior to graduate school, he received a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and worked as a software engineer and research coordinator for Stanford’s digital learning initiatives.

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