Professor Fedor Dokshin’s research and teaching interests are in social movements, political sociology, organizations, social networks, environmental sociology, and computational social science.
His recent research asks how emerging energy industries become politically contested and how this contestation might influence regulation and policymaking, the emergence of new industries, and the distribution of health and environmental risks. A secondary research agenda addresses a broader set of questions related to social networks, organizations, and politics. Methodologically, Professor Dokshin specializes in applying quantitative and computational techniques to collect and analyze behavioral data from diverse sources including public records and administrative datasets, online “digital trace” data, and large-scale text data.
His research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Nature Human Behaviour and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Shi, Feng, Yongren Shi, Fedor A. Dokshin, James Evans, and Michael Macy. 2017. “Millions of Online Book Co-Purchases Reveal Partisan Differences in the Consumption of Science.” Nature Human Behaviour 1:79.
Shi, Yongren, Fedor A. Dokshin, Michael Genkin, and Matthew Brashears. 2017. “A Member Saved is a Member Earned? The Recruitment-Retention Trade-Off and Organizational Strategies for Membership Growth.” American Sociological Review 82(2):407–434.
Dokshin, Fedor A. 2016. “Whose Backyard and What’s at Issue? Spatial and Ideological Dynamics of Local Opposition to Fracking in New York State, 2010-2013.” American Sociological Review 81(5): 921-948.
Cornwell, Benjamin and Fedor A. Dokshin. 2014. “Cohesion and Segregation in an Elite Affiliation Network.” Social Forces 93(2): 803-831.