I am an economic sociologist, interested in social networks and their role in the coordination of economic action in markets, organisations, and internet platforms. Since January 2016, I have been employed as a senior research scientist at CNRS, working at Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI) on the Saclay campus just south of Paris. This is a major computer science centre and my mission is to build bridges with the social sciences to develop research around big data, the digital economy, and social networks. There, I have just started a research project on the “collaborative economy” of online platforms and how they create value from the social ties in which economic action is embedded.
In addition, I teach Sociology of social networks in a masters' programme jointly delivered by EHESS, ENS and ENSAE in Paris. In Britain, I am a Visting Professor at the University of Greenwich, London, where I supervise three PhD students; an external examiner at University College London, Institute of Education; and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In Italy, I am external member of the doctoral studies committee in the department of economics of the University of Insubria, Varese.
I am a member of the Associate Boards of the journals Sociology and of Revue Française de Sociologie. I co-convene the Social Networks Analysis Group of British Sociological Association (BSA-SNAG), and I have co-organised the second European Social Network Analysis Conference (EUSN), which took place in Paris in June 2016.
Until December 2015, I was Reader (about the equivalent of a tenured Associate Professor) at the University of Greenwich, London, where I directed the doctoral programme (PhD, MPhil and Master’s by Research) in business, and I coordinated research within the department of international business and economics.
More information is in my blog: databigandsmall.com