Damon Centola
Assistant Professor, M.I.T. Sloan School

Contact Information
M.I.T. Sloan School
E62-462
100 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel: 617-258-8912
Fax: 617-253-2660
E-mail: dcentola@mit.edu

Support Staff
Name: Michelle Cole
Tel: 617-258-5583
E-mail: mmcole@mit.edu

Areas
Behavior and Policy Sciences (BPS)
Management Science (MS)

Groups

  • Economic Sociology
  • System Dynamics
Overview

My work addresses theoretical and empirical problems in the diffusion of collective behavior. My core sociological interest is how individual actions aggregate to produce (often unexpected) collective outcomes. I am interested in the mobilization of social movements, the self-organization of ethnic communities and cultural enclaves, the spread of health behaviors (such as vaccination, dieting, and condom use), and the coordination of collective beliefs (such as religious extremism and social sanctioning practices).


Papers

All Publications

Commentary
by Marco J. van der Leij, Science (2011)