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Using Computational Tools to Uncover Structure and Status in Academic Fields and Public Debates

Dr. Achim Edelmann, Prof. Kieran Healey

New computational tools and data allow for new approaches to uncover structure in the social organization of scientific fields. We explore these questions in two settings. Edelmann examines a significant public policy debate on whether to use potentially pandemic pathogens in biomedical experiments; Healy analyzes the structure of status in English-language Philosophy over the past 25 years.

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