Sasha Goodman

April, 2014

     Curriculum Vitæ
Sasha Goodman

Northeastern University

Phone: +1 (310) 892-1110

360 Huntington Avenue

e-mail: email@sashagoodman.com

Boston, MA 02115-5000

www.sashagoodman.com


Education:

Ph.D. Macro Organizational Behavior, Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Committee Chair: Michael T. Hannan. 2011.

M.A. Social Science, University of Chicago. Thesis Advisor: John F. Padgett. 2005.

B.A. Anthropological Linguistics, University of California in Los Angeles. Thesis Advisor: Alessandro Duranti. 1998.


Employment:

Postdoc in David Lazer's computational social science lab at Northeastern University and affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, 2011-present.

Course Assistant for Sharique Hasan in "Managing Social Networks," Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2011.

Course Assistant for Hayagreeva Rao in "Human Resource Management: Hiring Talent For the Firm," Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2010.

Course Assistant for William P. Barnett in "The Global Context of Management," Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2008-9.

Administrator of a University-wide Survey for the Mimir Project, Stanford University, 2009.

Agent-based Simulation Developer for John F. Padgett, 2005-2006.

Research Assistant at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2004-2005.

Vice President of Internet Operations at Hsu Research in Anaheim, CA., 2003–2004.

Founder and President of Blue Whale Networks in Los Angeles, CA., 2002–2003.

Co-founder and Chief Web Officer of Talk Doctor, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA., 1998–2002.


Research Papers:

"Niche Overlap and Damaging Actions: An Empirical Analysis of Informing in Hollywood" with Giacomo Negro. Submitted to Social Forces (available on request). Abstract: Building on the sociological theory of the niche, we propose that greater overlap in the labor market niche will increase the likelihood that a market agent will initiate an action that damages another’s career. Damaging actions instead will be mitigated by prior collaborations. In an analysis of the 1950s US Congressional hearings on Communist infiltration in Hollywood, we examine the artists called to inform on the alleged Communist activities of other artists (they ‘named names’). The choice made by a testifier typically reduced the ability of their target to work. Taking into consideration the extent of membership in suspected Communist organizations, we analyze the niche overlap between individuals along multiple dimensions that confer value in the film industry. We find that greater niche overlap increases the odds of naming names, while coworker ties reduce them.

“Large-Scale Record Linkage of FEC Individual Campaign Contributions” with Guy Lifshitz, Morgane Ciot, David Lazer and Derek Ruths. Manuscript in preparation.

"The Wikipedia Effect: Wikipedia Pages Can Forecast Electoral Success More Consistently than Newspaper Mentions" with Drew Margolin and David Lazer. Manuscript in preparation.

"Employer Coordination of Employees' 'Independent' Political Actions, as Revealed through Bursts of Campaign Contributions" with Drew Margolin and David Lazer. Manuscript in preparation.


Technical Reports and Conference Presentations:

"Niche Overlap and Damaging Actions: An Empirical Analysis of Informing in Hollywood" with Giacomo Negro at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, August 2013.

"Money, Networks and Congressional Voting" at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association, Indiana University, June 2013.

"Tracing the Invisible Networks of US Politics" with David Lazer, Edoardo Airoldi and Hossein Azari at the 33rd Annual Sunbelt Social Network Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Hamburg, Germany, May 2013.

"Open Source Predictors of Electoral Success" with Drew Margolin, Brian Keegan, David Lazer, and Yu-ru Lin at the 71st Annual Midwest Political Social Association Conference, Illinois, April 2013.

"Moneybombs" visualization (covered by The Economist) and "The Forest of Advocacy" visualization with Mauro Martino and the Lazer Lab, 2012.

"Tracing the Invisible Networks of US Politics" with Yu-ru Lin and David Lazer at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association, University of Colorado, Boulder, July 2012.

"Negative Ties in Niches and Networks: An Analysis of Informing during the Post-War Congressional Hearings in Hollywood" with Giacomo Negro at the Workshop on Similarity, Oxford University, U.K., September 2011.

"Ideological Competition in Status Contests" with William Barnett and Daniel Stewart at the Nagymaros Group on Organizational Ecology, Helsinki, Finland, June 2010.

"Were Brokers More Likely to Have Been Named as Communists During the Congressional Investigation of Post–War Hollywood?" at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and 29th Annual Sunbelt Social Network Conference, both in California, 2009.

"Agent-based Modeling of Organizational Form Emergence" with John Padgett at a seminar at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinios, July 2007.

"Stratification Mapping" at the American Sociological Association Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2006 and the University of Chicago Globalization Mini-Conference, Illinios, 2005.

"Who Chats in a Chatroom?" with Valery Yakubovich at the 25th Annual Sunbelt Social Network Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, California, 2005.


Fellowships, Awards and Grants:

Political Networks Conference Fellowship, 2013.

Stanford David S Tappan Fellowship, 2009-2011; Milton L Roberts Fellowship, 2008-2009; Lloyd H Weisel Fellowship, 2007-2008; Gustav Benkendorf Fellowship, 2006-2007.

University of Chicago Graduate Scholarship, 2004-2005.

UCLA Honors, cum laude and 'Highest Honors' on undergraduate thesis “Connecting on the Video-phone: the Greeting Ritual in an Emerging Medium,” 1998.


Other Professional Activities:

Ad hoc reviewer at Management Science, Social Networks and Administrative Science Quarterly.

Member of the American Sociological Association, Academy of Management, Midwest Political Science Association and the American Political Science Association.

Expert in the R statistical programming language and experienced in Java, JavaScript and Python.

Creator and maintainer of the popular rseek.org search engine, which received over 3.4 million page views and is cited in 19 books.

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