Mary Beth Hunzaker

Quantitative Researcher at Facebook

I am a social scientist studying 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.

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.

Starting end of July 2018 I will begin working as a Researcher on the News Feed team at Facebook. Prior to this, I was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University.