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.

Reseach Team

Christopher A. Bail
Christopher A. Bail
Director
Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Data Science
Alex Volfovsky
Alex Volfovsky
Associate Director
Assistant Professor of Statistical Science
Katherine Heller
Katherine Heller
Affiliate
Assistant Professor of Statistical Science and Cognitive Neuroscience
Sunshine Hillygus
Sunshine Hillygus
Affiliate
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
James Moody
James Moody
Affiliate
Robert O. Keohane Professor of Sociology at Duke
Guillermo Sapiro
Guillermo Sapiro
Affiliate
James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering