Alex Kindel

PhD Student
Deparment of Sociology
Princeton University

127 Wallace Hall
Princeton, NJ 08540

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I am a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. I study computational social science and the sociology of knowledge, with applications in economic, cultural, and political sociology.

My research investigates the social organization of meritocracy. I am fascinated by highly knowledgeable and exceptionally skilled people; the tools they use to construct, disseminate, and evaluate claims; and the role of these processes in public life generally.

Much of my current work explores these themes through investigations of scientific work and the academic profession, particularly in the engineering disciplines and the methodological subfields of the social sciences.

My research is generously supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and has been featured by NPR.

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