MA Teaching Fellow, Computational Social Science
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Sanja received her PhD from the Department of Comparative Human Development in 2021 and is currently an MA Teaching Fellow in MACSS. Sanja has received interdisciplinary training spanning anthropology, sociolog, psychology, and linguistics, including both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her main interest is in the construction of social problems, and she uses a mixed-methods approach—including computational methods such as content and network analysis—to examine how scientific knowledge production, activism, policy, media, and public opinion interact in moving attention and resources to different concerns. Through this, she seeks to better understand how societies conceptualize risk, how they make decisions under uncertainty and material constraints, and how they are, or are not, orienting different efforts towards the future (e.g. with respect to global climate change, aging populations, different kinds of existential risks, etc.). Her PhD focuses on suicide and suicide prevention, so she also conducts research on suicide and mental health.