Christopher Barrie 


I am currently Lecturer in Computational Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. From September, 2024, I will be Assistant Professor in Sociology at New York University.

I am a political sociologist of conflict, communication, and political attitudes. Methodologically, I  specialize in natural language processing techniques, language models, and the repurposing of digital trace data for social science research.

I am particularly interested in advancing the use of use social media, news, and communications data to study populations that have traditionally been 'hard-to-reach' in the empirical social sciences. I am also interested in the use of new computational techniques for studying the relationship between online information consumption and political attitudes.

At the University of Edinburgh, I am the founder of the Social Data Science Hub.

You will find my Google Scholar profile here, my Github here, and my CV here.