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Christopher A. Bail, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy  

Email Address: christopher.bail@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.chrisbail.net/

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011

    Research Description: I study how non-profit organizations and other political actors create cultural change by analyzing large groups of texts from newspapers, television, public opinion surveys, and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. I am currently conducting a study of how non-profit organizations reach new audiences on the Internet using a unique sample of groups recruited via Facebook

    Teaching (Spring 2018):

    • Sociol 110d.001, Sociological inquiry Synopsis
      Soc/psych 130, MW 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
    • Sociol 690s.01, Seminar selected topics Synopsis
      Allen 306, M 01:40 PM-04:10 PM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Bail, CA; Brown, TW; Mann, M. "Channeling Hearts and Minds: Advocacy Organizations, Cognitive-Emotional Currents, and Public Conversation." American sociological review (October, 2017): 000312241773367-000312241773367. [doi]
    2. McDonnell, TE; Bail, CA; Tavory, I. "A Theory of Resonance." Sociological Theory 35.1 (March, 2017): 1-14. [doi]
    3. Bail, CA. "Taming Big Data." Sociological Methods & Research 46.2 (March, 2017): 189-217. [doi]
    4. Bail, CA. "Combining natural language processing and network analysis to examine how advocacy organizations stimulate conversation on social media.." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA 113.42 (October, 2016): 11823-11828. [doi]  [abs]
    5. Bail, CA. "Cultural carrying capacity: Organ donation advocacy, discursive framing, and social media engagement.." Social Science & Medicine 165 (September, 2016): 280-288. [doi]  [abs]

    Curriculum Vitae

    Christopher A. Bail