Joe DiGrazia

"The Social Determinants of Conspiratorial Ideation" (Socius Journal)

The goal of the Socius journal is to make new research readily available by providing an online forum for the rapid dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research, produced in time to be relevant to ongoing research and public debates.

Scholars have recently become increasingly interested in understanding the prevalence and persistence of conspiratorial beliefs among the public as recent research has shown such beliefs to be both widespread and to have deleterious effects on the political process. This journal article seeks to develop a sociological understanding of the structural conditions that are associated with conspiratorial belief.  Read the full article here.

"What Google and Twitter Can Tell Us About 2016" (Time)

While social-media posts are publicly expressive, engaging in conversation with other users, data from search engines can signal latent attitudes, according to Joe DiGrazia, a Neukom fellow, based in the Sociology Department whose research focuses on computational methodologies in the social sciences. Instead of answering a question from a pollster, entering a search on a site like Google or Bing is honest and immediate — your search history doesn’t lie.  Read the full story here.