Christopher Barrie

Core Faculty (starting 9/1/24)

Christopher Barrie will join the NYU Department of Sociology in Fall 2024 as an Assistant Professor. He will also serve as Core Faculty for NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics.

Barrie is a political sociologist of conflict, communication, and political attitudes. Methodologically, he specializes in natural language processing techniques, language models, and the repurposing of digital trace data for social science research.

Barrie is particularly interested in advancing the use of social media, news, and communications data to study populations that have traditionally been 'hard-to-reach' in the empirical social sciences. He is also interested in the use of new computational techniques for studying the relationship between online information consumption and political attitudes.

Barrie is currently a Lecturer in Computational Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, where he founded the Social Data Science Hub.