Social networks connect people in distant places through flows of information and knowledge. This project explores how people around the world are connected through networks, and how those networks play out through geographical, social, economic, linguistic, and class-based ties. By using volunteered geographic information (VGI) from popular social networking and information sharing websites, students will be working to analyse how people around the world interact with one another. Using a suite of new tools from both spatial analysis (e.g. geographic information systems) and social network analysis, students will investigate how migratory and economic pathways take shape.

Contact: Dr Thomas Sigler