Peter McMahan

Contact Information


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Sociology, McGill University
2018–
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Departments of Computer Science, Education, and Linguistics
2017–2018

Education

PhD Sociology, University of Chicago
2017
MPP, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
2007
BA in Mathematics, Reed College
2003

Research Interests

Social networks, status, culture, computational methods, mathematical models, statistical methods

Publications

Teaching

Networks and Social Structures, McGill University
2020–
Sociology of Science, McGill University
2019–
Quantitative Methods 2, McGill University
2019–
Sociological Perspectives, McGill University
2018–
Computing for Social Sciences, University of Chicago
2011–2015

Academic Appointments and Honors

Benjamin Bloom Fellowship, University of Chicago, Division of Social Sciences
2016–2017
Associate Editor, American Journal of Sociology
2013–2014
Manuscript Board, American Journal of Sociology
2012–2013
Academic Fellowship, University of Chicago, Division of Social Sciences
2009–2014
Academic Fellowship, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
2005–2007

Workshops and Conferences

McGill Centre on Popuulation Dynamics: Social statistics & Population Dynamics Seminar series

Creative destruction: the structure and consequences of scientific curation
2019, Montreal, Quebec

McGill School of Computer Science Colloquium

Discovering group status structures using conversational data
2019, Montreal, Quebec

Sunbelt Conference (International Network of Social Network Analysts)

Setting the Tone: How Talk Reveals Relational Structures of Power
2019, Montreal, Quebec
Creative Destruction: The Structure and Consequences of Scientific Curation
2018, Utrecht, Netherlands
Adolescent Status Hierarchies
2014, Saint Petersburg Beach, FL
Ambiguity and Knowledge Fragmentation
2013, Hamburg, Germany
Evolution of Cooperation: A Networked Model of Natural Selection
2012, Redondo Beach, CA

Canadian Sociological Association annual conference

Setting the Tone: How Talk Reveals Relational Structures of Power
2019, Vancouver, British Colombia

American Sociological Association annual conference

Adolescent Status Hierarchies
2015, Chicago, IL
Ambiguity and Knowledge Fragmentation
2012, Denver, CO

Media Appearances