Monica is a Computational Sociologist on the Facebook Core Data Science team. A recent Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, her work at Facebook investigates political & civic engagement on and off social media, employing diverse methods from Machine Learning to In-depth Interviews. Her published work on formal and quantitative methods for studying cultural phenomena can be found in PLOS one, Sociological Theory, Poetics, Big Data & Society, and The American Journal of Cultural Sociology, among other journals.

Interests

Politics & Civic Engagement, Machine Learning/Inferential Models, Natural Language Processing, and Cultural Tastes & Beliefs