I teach interdisciplinary courses and summer institutes in topics across computational social science, criminology, law, and research methodology. Some recently taught or prepared courses are listed below. A syllabus for each course is available by clicking the course title.
Sociology of Fear
A no-cost undergraduate or graduate elective course taking an interdisciplinary approach to teaching fear. This course covers the origins of fear, empirical strategies for measuring fear, and culminates in a self-developed project.
Digital Criminal Law
A no-cost interdisciplinary law and digital data course that covers laws regulating criminal records and crime data, innovations in digital evidence technologies, and the rise of virtual courts.
A no-cost core course in research methodology for criminology and criminal justice. This course covers the building blocks of social science methodology and various types of qualitative, quantitative and computational methods.
Law & Society
A low-cost introductory course in law and society introducing students to the nexus between law and society using contemporaneous examples and legal case analysis.
From 2018 – 2021, Northwestern University hosted SICSS Chicago. Find open source materials from the institute and learn more here.
Beginning in 2022, Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have hosted SICSS Atlanta, a two-week summer institute designed to teach innovative computational social science methods and support new research. Learn more here.
Workshops & More
SICSS South Florida – In 2023 I’m headed down to Florida to launch the first ever SICSS site in Florida at Florida Atlantic University. Learn more about SICSS South Florida here.
Homicide Research Working Group – A low-code or no-code workshop introducing homicide researchers and practitioners to computational social science methods that are changing the field of homicide studies.
ASC Pre-Conference Workshop: A reduced 4-hour version of the SICSS as a pre-conference workshop for the American Society of Criminology with all content tailored toward criminologists.
Institute for Future Law Practice – A foundational data workshop introducing practicing attorneys and advanced law students to data best practices including scenario based learning and data manipulation.
I’m always willing to share course content and instructional materials. Just ask!