Karyn Loscocco (PhD) Professor of Sociology at the University of Albany in upstate New York. She has written about the differences in women’s and men’s small business networks, contributing to the development of the field of Social Network Analysis from a gender perspective. Her further research interests include how networks reproduce work inequality at the intersection of gender, race and class.  She is currently investigating how to strengthen the networks of formerly incarcerated and low income job seekers.






Christian Steglich (PhD) Mathematical sociologist and network researcher at the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS, University of Groningen) and at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS, Linköping University). He developed models for the empirical assessment of social influence processes in dynamic social networks, which currently find applications in a broad range of social science disciplines.






Francesca Grippa (PhD). Associate Teaching Professor and Faculty Lead in the Bachelor of Science in Management at the College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, USA. Her research areas include innovation management, knowledge management, team dynamics, organizational creativity and leadership. She authored and co-authored 17 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 12 book chapters, and presented her work at national and international conferences. In 2005 and 2006, she was a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan Center for Digital Business. Since 2007, she has been working as a research analyst to help various firms assess the structure and evolution of their project teams and communities by using the methods and tools of organizational network analysis.






Steve McDonald (PhD) Studies social capital and inequality, specifically gender and race. He is Associate Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University, USA. His research examines the labor market consequences of access and returns to social and occupational networks across the life course.






Rense Corten (PhD) Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences at the University of Utrecht. His research revolves around the themes of cooperation, trust, and (the dynamics of) social networks, with applications to adolescent networks, online social networks, and laboratory experiments.






Elisa Bellotti (PhD) Member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis. Her research interests mainly focus on relational sociology and its link with other mainstream sociological theories; and on social network analysis and mixed methods. She has taken this approach in several sociological substantive areas, such as the study of intimacy and personal relationships, sociology of science, inter and intra organizational ties, and sociology of consumption.