Welcome

I am a computational and quantitative sociologist studying politics, organizations, networks, and inequality. I received my Sociology PhD in 2020 from the University of Arizona. I will join Stony Brook University as an assistant professor of Sociology and Institute for Advanced Computational Science this Fall.

My ongoing work combines statistical, network, and computational methods with large-scale datasets to study shareholder activism and corporate political behavior. My work has been published in Journal of Marriage and Family, Demography, Poetics, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, and PLoS One.

I am currently also working on a project mapping and predicting social distancing behavior combining SafeGraph and Facebook data with a deep learning approach. I am also tracking corporate responses to COVID19 focusing on SP500 firms based on social media, corp websites, and third-party info.

Download Zhang’s Vita Here.

Click Here to See Data Visualization for the AJS Article.