James Mellody

Postdoctoral Research Associate

James Mellody’s research explores the intersection of technology and coordination. In one stream of work, he uses natural language processing and social network analyses to study coordination in online communities—specifically how individuals with different interests and tastes come together to consume and produce culture in online spaces. In a second stream of work, he uses ethnographic methods to study the impact of technology on coordination in traditional organizations—specifically how people from different backgrounds and areas of expertise can make use of technology to coordinate across differences.

Mellody received a Ph.D. in management, with a focus on economic sociology and organization studies, from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to MIT, he received a B.A. in East Asian languages and civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mellody can be reached at [TBA], 320C Sherrerd Hall.