The Polarization Lab at Duke brings together scholars from the social sciences, statistics, and computer science to develop new technology to bridge America’s partisan divides.
The lab’s mission is not only to perform cutting edge research on political polarization on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but also to develop new tools that people can use to learn how to rewire their online networks in order to increase their awareness of alternative viewpoints and identify those with whom they might find political compromise.
Christopher A. Bail
Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Data Science
Assistant Professor of Statistical Science
Assistant Professor of Statistical Science and Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Robert O. Keohane Professor of Sociology at Duke
James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering