I am trained as an anthropologist, with a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center and a dissertation on the impact of native land claims in Alaska. I’m interested in issues of social inequality, and how we might understand the self-organizing potential of communities on the margins by looking at emerging social structures. I began working on social network techniques in 2004 after realizing that I needed new ways to think about rural inequality, and I currently head our team’s project in Labrador. I serve as a methodologist on several of projects in New York City and beyond, bridging the gap between on-the-ground fieldwork and network theory/modeling. I am presently director of the REACH lab, and Professor of Sociology at University of Nebraska Lincoln..