Barum Park

Name and title:

Barum Park, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Academic focus:

Political sociology, social networks, social mobility

Current research project:

I am starting two new projects: in one I examine polarization dynamics over the 2016 presidential election campaign using data on online forums. Another, unrelated, project develops network approaches to study intragenerational mobility using survey data as well as workers' resumes.

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Sociology, New York University, 2020
  • M.Phil., Sociology, New York University, 2019
  • Master, Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, 2012
  • B.A., German literature and sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, 2010

Last book read:

“Stoner” by John Williams

In your own time/when not working:

I used to enjoy rock climbing (before the pandemic).

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Social Networks

What most excites you about Cornell:

Following the footsteps of a scholar (whose name I prefer to keep to myself) who used to work here at Cornell and who has been a constant source of inspiration for me.


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