M.B. Fallin Hunzaker

Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University

My research examines information transmission as a mechanism that connects cognitive and social-psychological phenomena to larger cultural processes.

In my work I combine text analysis, network analysis, and experimental methods to investigate how cognitive and cultural biases shape the information people share in communication, as well as how these micro-level processes aggregate to influence cultural stability and change.

Substantively, my research focuses on cultural biases regarding poverty and unemployment, demonstrating how they are reinforced through systematic errors in information transmission.

This work has appeared in the American Sociological Review and Social Psychology Quarterly, and has been recognized by awards from the Social Psychology and Methodology sections of the American Sociological Association.