Diversity is a key value in democratic societies both for reasons of equity, inclusion and legitimacy and because of its ramifications for the performance of groups such as juries, design teams, and scientific communities. I have worked to characterize diversity’s varied meanings, develop appropriate measures for quantifying them, examine pathways by which diversity can impact group performance, and specify different dimensions of this impact. My current research here focuses on homophily‘s impacts on the communication structure and dynamics of diverse groups, and issues of justice and fairness in collective inquiry.
- Diversity and homophily in social networks (with Hannah Rubin). CogSci 2022
- Diversity in sociotechnical machine learning systems (with Maria De-Arteaga). 2022. Big Data & Society.
- Diversity, trust, conformity: a simulation study (with Dan Steel). 2022. Philosophy of Science.
- Information elaboration and epistemic effects of diversity (with Dan Steel, Biance Crewe & Kinley Gillette). 2019. Synthese
- Multiple diversity concepts and their ethical-epistemic implications (with Dan Steel, Biance Crewe & Kinley Gillette). 2018. European Journal for Philosophy of Science