Barum Park

Assistant Professor

Barum Park is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cornell, where he is an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Inequality, the Cornell Population Center, the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, Center for the Study of Economy and Society. He works on topics in political sociology, social networks, social mobility, and quantitative and computational methods.


  • Political sociology;
  • social networks;
  • social mobility;
  • quantitative and computational methods

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Barum Park. 2021. “Segregated in Social Space: The Spatial Structure of Acquaintanceship Networks.” Sociological Science 8: 397-428.
  • Kim Weeden, Benjamin Cornwell, and Barum Park. 2021. “Still a Small World? University Course Enrollment Networks Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Sociological Science 8: 73-82
  • Siwei Cheng and Barum Park. 2020. “Flows and Boundaries: A Network Approach for Understanding Mobility in the Labor Market.” American Journal of Sociology. 126(3): 577–631.
  • Delia Baldassarri and Barum Park. 2020. “Was There a Culture War? Polarization and Secular Trends in US Public Opinion.” The Journal of Politics 82(3): 809-827.
  • Barum Park. 2018. “How are We Apart? Continuity and Change in the Structure of Ideological Disagreement in the American Public, 1980-2012.” Social Forces 96(4): 1757-1784.
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“Economic sociology is a science concerning itself with the interpretive understanding of social economic action and thereby with a causal explanation of its course and consequences.”— Max Weber