Ramina Sotoudeh, *21

The Dynamics of Behavioral Adoption: Culture, Networks, Institutions, and the Social Genome

Ramina’s work combines insights from the sociology of culture, biosociology, and social networks to understand the dynamics of collective behaviors. Some of her current projects include developing methods for identifying and explaining shared construals from attitudinal data, studying how people are impacted by the distribution of genes in their social environment, and analyzing how institutional control shapes the meaning of behaviors and the role they play in social relations. Ramina received her B.A. in Social Research and Public Policy and Political Science from NYU Abu Dhabi in 2015.

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