Arnout van de Rijt
Professor of Sociology & Director of Graduate Studies, European University Institute
President, International Network of Analytical Sociology
Editor-in-Chief, Sociological Science
Elected member, European Academy of Sociology
Arnout van de Rijt is Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University (2007). Arnout’s research spans the broad areas of social network analysis, computational social science, collective action, and social stratification.
SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS
- 2021 James S. Coleman Outstanding Article Award, American Sociological Association, Rationality & Society section (with Vincenz Frey)
- 2020 Robert K. Merton Award for best paper in analytical sociology
- 2019 International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) paper of the year award (with Thijs Bol and Mathijs de Vaan)
- 2019 James S. Coleman Outstanding Article Award, American Sociological Association, Rationality & Society section (with Thijs Bol and Mathijs de Vaan)
- 2018 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology.
- 2017 Raymond Boudon Award for Early Career Achievement, European Academy of Sociology.
- 2017 Best Paper Award, American Sociological Association, CITAMS section (with Eran Shor, Alex Miltsov, Vivek Kulkarni, and Steven Skiena)
- 2015 Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Fellow-in-Residence (I declined)
- 2014 Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article, American Sociological Association, Culture section (with Eran Shor, Charles Ward, and Steven Skiena)
- 2010 Linton C. Freeman Distinguished Young Scholar Award, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
- 2009 Prize for Best Article, European Academy of Sociology (with Vincent Buskens)
- Vincenz Frey and Arnout van de Rijt. 2021. “Social Influence Undermines Crowd Wisdom in Sequential Decision-Making.” Management Science 67(7): 4273-4286.
- Arnout van de Rijt. 2019. “Self-Correcting Dynamics in Social Influence Processes.” American Journal of Sociology 124(5): 1468-95.
- Thijs Bol, Mathijs de Vaan and Arnout van de Rijt. 2018. “The Matthew Effect in Science Funding.” PNAS115:4887-90.
- Eran Shor, Arnout van de Rijt, Alex Miltsov, Vivek Kulkarni and Steven Skiena. 2015. “A Paper Ceiling: Explaining the Persistent Underrepresentation of Female Names in Printed News.” American Sociological Review80(5): 960-84.
- Arnout van de Rijt, Soong Moon Kang, Michael Restivo and Akshay Patil. 2014. “Field Experiments of Success-Breeds-Success Dynamics.” PNAS 111(19):6934–39.
- Arnout van de Rijt, Eran Shor, Charles Ward and Steven Skiena. 2013. “Only Fifteen Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media.” American Sociological Review 78(2): 266-89.
- Arnout van de Rijt, David Siegel, and Michael Macy. 2009. “Neighborhood Chance and Neighborhood Change: Comment on Bruch and Mare.” American Journal of Sociology 114(4):1166-80.
- Vincent Buskens and Arnout van de Rijt. 2008. “Dynamics of Networks if Everyone Strives for Structural Holes.” American Journal of Sociology 114(2):371-407.
- London, UCL. Keynote at the Workshop on Experimental Sociology. June, 2022.
- Bocconi. Department of Social and Political Sciences. March 2, 2022.
- Bologna. Medici Summer School lecture, MIT Sloan, UBologna, HEC. June 18, 2021.
- NYU Abu Dhabi. Social Research and Public Policy speaker series. February 4, 2021.
- Cornell. Department of Sociology. Comp Social Science lab. December 1, 2020.
- Cornell. Department of Sociology. Economic Sociology lab. September 22, 2020.
- Berkeley. Haas Business School. September 15, 2020.
- Yale. Computational Social Science Conference. September 6, 2019. Title TBA.
- Oxford. Nuffield seminar series. November 1, 2018.
- Cornell. Future of the Social Sciences workshop. October 26, 2018.
- Paris. Lecture in acceptance of Boudon Early Career Award. October 19, 2018.
- UPenn. Pre-Conference on Computational Sociology. August 10, 2018.
- Dublin. University College Dublin. ESSA keynote address. September 28, 2017.
- Rome. LUISS University. Theoretical Organization Models Conference. June 17, 2017.
- Yale. Networks and Events Workshop. September 16, 2016.
- Stanford. The New Computational Sociology conference. August 15, 2014.
- Oxford. Keynote at IMEBESS conference. April 11, 2014.
- Columbia. Networks and Time seminar series. October 10, 2013.
- Cornell. Center for the Study of Economy and Society. October 3, 2013.
- Rutgers. Business School. October 2, 2013.
- Harvard. Center for Complex Network Research. June 17, 2013.
- MIT Sloan. System Dynamics Group. February 25, 2013.
- McGill. Social statistics seminar. January 18, 2012.
- Harvard Kennedy School. Institute for Quantitative Social Science. November 16, 2011
- Stanford. Research on Algorithms & Incentives in Networks seminar. November 9, 2011
- Yale. Department of Sociology. CIQLE Workshop. October 7, 2011.
- Yale. Department of Sociology. Comparative Research Workshop. March 29, 2011.
- St. Pete, FA. International Network for Social Network Analysis. February 11, 2011. Plenary address in acceptance of Freeman Award.
- MIT Sloan. System Dynamics Group. September 21, 2009.
- NYU Stern. Information Systems Group. March 3, 2009.
- Yale SOM. Organizational Behavior Group. January 8, 2009.
- NYU. Department of Sociology. December 5, 2008.
- Stanford. Department of Sociology. November 18, 2008.
- MIT&Harvard. Social dynamics seminar. November 12, 2008.
- Oxford University. Nuffield College. February 1, 2007.
- MIT Sloan. Strategy Group. December 11, 2006.
- Stanford GSB. Organizational Behavior Group. December 6, 2006.
- Harvard. Department of Sociology. December 4, 2006.
- University of Chicago GSB. Organizational Behavior Group. November 21, 2006.
- Cornell. Sociology brown bag talk. March 2, 2006.
- Princeton. Center for Migration and Development seminar. February 17, 2006.
- Cornell. Human Development. September 23, 2005.