Sarah Shugars

Sarah Shugars
PhD Student
PhD Student

Sarah is a computational social scientist, using network analysis and natural language processing to study political dialogue and deliberation. Her research focuses on developing a network methodology for deliberation; modeling the way an individual reasons as a network of interconnected ideas and studying deliberation as process in which groups exchange ideas and collectively create new solutions. She received her BA cum laude in Physics from Clark University and her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College. For nearly a decade she worked at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life, attending Tisch College’s Summer Institute of Civic Studies in 2013. Currently, she serves as senior editor for the Good Society: The Journal of Civic Studies and as a member of the Civic Games Committee. As a field, Civic Studies is dedicated to the question, "what should we do?" Asking explicitly what we - you and I - should do to improve the world around us. This is the driving question of her research, scholarship, and activism. In her non-academic time, Sarah serves on the boards of a local immigrant advocacy organization and a non-profit children's circus.

Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Assistant

Thalita Coleman
Research Assistant

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Stefano Balietti
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Lisa Friedland
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Will Hobbs
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Kenny Joseph
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Jason Radford
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Briony Swire Thompson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Rezvan Sherkati
PhD Student
Sarah Shugars
PhD Student

Visiting Researcher

Philipp Hunziker
Visiting Researcher

Lab Alumnus

Navid Dianati
Lab Alumnus
Samuel Fraiberger
Lab Alumnus
Ryan P. Kennedy
Lab Alumnus
Katherine Ognyanova
Lab Alumnus
Stefan Wojcik
Lab Alumnus