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Homepage http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/sociology/drthomasgrund/
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Email Thomas.Grund@ucd.ie

 

Thomas Grund is Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of School in Sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland. Before coming to Ireland he was Assistant Professor and Deputy Director at the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University, Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for Futures Studies and Stockholm University and post-doctoral fellow at ETH Zurich and Université de Montréal. He studied computer science and sociology at the University of Trier (Diplom), University of Cambridge (MPhil) and the University of Oxford (DPhil).

His research is about (1) how social networks limit individuals’ view of the world; (2) how embeddedment in social networks affects individuals’ behavior and relational choices; and (3) how combined relational patterns lead to broader macro-level outcomes (e.g. cooperation, crime, segregation). By addressing these issues in very different empirical settings, his work reaches across disciplinary boundaries and demonstrates the originality of the approach I propose.  Lately, he has also been developing a new software suite for social network analysis in Stata. He has published widely including articles in Social Networks, Network Science, Advances in Complex Systems, Scientific Reports, European Sociological Review, Social Science Research, European Journal of Criminology.