December 2012

                                                              CURRICULUM VITAE

 

                                                                    Manish Nag

 

CURRENT ADDRESS:             Department of Sociology

                                                                            Wallace Hall

                                                                            Princeton University

                                                                            Princeton, NJ 08544

                                                                            phone: (617) 216-1100

                                                                            fax:   (888) 557-4401

                                                                            email: mnag@princeton.edu

                                                                            http://www.princeton.edu/~mnag

 

EDUCATION:

 

       Princeton University. Doctoral Candidate Sociology, 2009– Present.

       Princeton University, MA, Sociology, 2012.

       Brown University. BA, Computer Science, 1993 – 1997.

 

PRIMARY INTERESTS:

 

       Economic Sociology, Globalization, Topic Modeling, Social Networks, Space/Place.

 

RESEARCH TRAINING:

 

       Research Assistant/Technologist, machine learning, topic modeling and visualization of text data. "Emergence in Culture: Media Depictions of the U.S. Culture Wars."

       PI: Prof. Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University, 2011 – Present.

 

       Research Assistant/Geographer. Atlas of Globalization. Book project with University of California Press. Prof. Miguel Centeno, Princeton University, 2012 – Present.

 

       Research Assistant/Technologist, machine learning, topic modeling and visualization of text data. "Classifying Organizational Forms in the Field of Higher Education." Research project for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. PI: Prof. Martin Ruef, Princeton University, 2011 – 2012.

 

       Research Assistant/Technologist, geospatial visualization of commodity flows. "Mapping Globalization: Network Visualization Website." PI: Prof. Miguel Centeno, Princeton University, 2010 – Present.

 

       Research Assistant/ Visualization Specialist: "Social Structure of the World Polity" (see American Journal of Sociology 115: 1018–68). PI: Prof. Jason Beckfield, Harvard University, 2008-2010.

 

       Research Assistant: "Effect of Global Outsourcing on Indian Female Labor Participation." PI: Prof. Mary Brinton, Harvard University, 2008.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

       WORKS IN PROGRESS

 

Nag, Manish. "Inevitable Progress?: The Puzzle of Diverging Trajectories in Female Labor Participation Rates among post-1980 Globalizers." Manuscript.

 

Nag, Manish. "A Relational Perspective on Macroeconomic Growth: Global Trade Networks from 1980-2000". Manuscript.

 

Nag, Manish. "Mapping Networks: A New Method for Integrating Spatial and Network Data." Manuscript.

 

Nag, Manish. "Historical Global Borders, 1940- 2000." ArcGIS dataset.

 

       PUBLISHED WORK

 

DiMaggio, Paul, Manish Nag, David Blei, "Exploiting Affinities between Topic Modeling and the Sociological Perspective on Culture: Application to Newspaper Coverage of Government Arts Funding in the U.S." Forthcoming in Poetics.

 

Ruef, Martin and Manish Nag. "Classifying Organizational Forms in the Field of Higher Education." Conference Proceedings from Mapping Broad-Access Higher Education, Stanford University Center for Education Policy Analysis.

 

2010. Nag, Manish and Miguel Centeno. "Unpeeling the Global Network of World Trade: 2000." Journal of Social Structure (symposium on network visualizations).

  

       SOFTWARE

 

Sonoma Network Mapping Software. http://princeton.edu/~mnag/sonoma .

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

2012, Research Fellowship, Princeton University Center for the Study of Social Organizations. $5000.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

October 2010, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Productive Scholar Series. "The GeoWeb: exploring spatial patterns with a browser and web services."

 

February 2011, Tampa, FL: Int'l Network for Social Network Analysis 2011 Sunbelt XXXI Conference. "Mapping Networks: Spatial Visualizations of Global Commodity Flows 1980‐2009."

 

February 2011, Philadelphia, PA: Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference. "Mapping Networks: Spatial Visualizations of Global Commodity Flows 1980‐2009."

 

November 2011, Tuscany, Italy: Spaces And Flows: An International Conference On Urban And Extraurban Studies. "Mapping Networks: Spatial Visualizations of Global Commodity Flows 1980‐2009."

 

December 2011, Palo Alto, CA.: "Mapping Broad-Access Higher Education." Paper presentation for session on conceptualizing the broad-access sector in the context of US higher education with Stanford University Center for Educational Policy Analysis.

 

April 2012, Philadelphia, PA: "Studying Cultural Change with Topic Models." Presentation with Paul DiMaggio for University of Pennsylvania Economic Sociology Colloquia.

 

August 2012, Boston, MA: "The Classification of Organizational Forms". Presentation with Martin Ruef for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

 

November 2012, Princeton, NJ: "Studying Cultural Change with Topic Models." Presentation with Paul DiMaggio for Princeton University Theorodology Workshop.

 

 

REVIEW EXPERIENCE

 

       2012, Invited reviewer, International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

 

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE:

 

       Statistical Packages: Stata 11(3 year), R(3 years).

       Geographic Packages: GMT (5 years), ArcGIS (4 years).

Programming Languages: Python (2 years), Perl (15 years), C++ (15 years), Java        (11   years), Visual Basic (11 years).

Relational databases: Oracle (13 years, DBA experience), Microsoft SQL Server           (13 years), MySQL (15 years).

       Web Technologies: HTML (15 years), Javascript (15 years), AJAX (5 years).

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

       Technology Consultant for clients in higher education. Exeter Group, Cambridge, MA. 1997-1999.

 

       Founder and President of internet consultancy, subsequently sold business. Furnace Blast Technologies, Newton, MA. 1999-2000.

 

       Director of Web Services for a Boston financial services marketing company. Spire, Boston, MA. 2000-2005.

 

       Manager of Program Management for trading and risk management practice. Sapient, Cambridge, MA. 2005 – 2008.

 

       Senior Software Engineer for web crawling and content analysis startup. Bee Software, New York, NY. 2008 – Present.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

 

       American Sociological Association

       Eastern Sociological Society

       International Network for Social Network Analysis

       Academy of Management

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