James A. Kitts

Professor

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, Cornell University, 2001
M.A., Sociology, Cornell University, 1998
M.S., Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, 1995
B.A., Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 1992

Research Areas

Social Networks, Computational Social Science, Social Movements, Social Psychology, Organizations, Public Health, Medical Sociology

Selected Publications

Kitts, James A. and Eric Quintane. (2018). "Rethinking Networks in the Era of Computational Social Science" Oxford Handbook of Social Networks. Forthcoming.

Kitts, James A., Lomi, Alessandro, Mascia, Daniele, Pallotti, Francesca, and Eric Quintane. (2017) “Investigating the Temporal Dynamics of  Interorganizational Exchange: Patient Transfers Among Italian Hospitals.” American Journal of Sociology. 123(3): 850-910.

Kitts, James A. (2014) “Beyond Networks in Structural Theories of Exchange: Promises from Computational Social Science.” Advances in Group Processes. 31: 263-98.

Kitts, James A. (2009). “Paradise Lost? Age Dependent Mortality of American Communes.” Social Forces 87(3):1193-1222.

Goodreau, Steven, Kitts, James A., and Martina Morris. (2009). “Birds of a Feather or Friend of a Friend? Using Exponential Random Graph Models to Investigate Adolescent Friendship Networks.” Demography 46(1):103-125.

Wyatt, Danny, Choudhury, Tanzeem, Bilmes, Jeff, and James A. Kitts. (2008). “Towards the Automated Social Analysis of Situated Speech Datao.”  Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing.

Kitts, James A. “Collective Action, Rival Incentives, and the Emergence of Antisocial Norms.” American Sociological Review 71(2): 235-259, April 2006.

Kitts, James A. “Egocentric Bias or Information Management? Selective Disclosure and the Social Roots of Norm Misperception.” Social Psychology Quarterly 66(3):222-237, 2003.