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Austin van Loon

Austin van Loon
B.S. Sociology, University of Iowa, 2016
B.A. Psychology, University of Iowa, 2016

About

My research falls into two primary streams. The first examines the meanings we attribute to various symbols and groups, and the consequences that has for interaction and other important outcomes. The second stream investigates how we think others think, and the consequences that has for interaction and other outcomes. Learn more about me at my personal website!

I am a member of the Computational Culture Lab, a member of the Polarization and Social Change Lab (PaSCL), and an alumnus of the 2019 Princeton Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS). I am a Ric Weiland fellow and have received additional funding from the Russell Sage Foundation, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Lab for Social Research (LSR), as well as the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). My work has been published in American Behavioral Scientist, EMNLP, PLoS ONE and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). In the fall of 2020 I was the co-president of CTASS, the student group for Computational Text Analysis in the Social Sciences. Check out the CTASS GitHub page for additional code resources and publicly available text corpora.