Robin Lange

Network Science PhD Student
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I am a third year PhD student working with Dr. Brooke Foucault Welles. My interests cover online hate speech and leadership in teams. Currently, I lead a project on how hate speech impacts LGBTQ+ people. Specifically, I study how hate speech victims utilize moral disengagement mechanisms in response to receiving hate speech.

I am also working in collaboration with igraph and Women in Network Science to study leadership in open-source communities. We are trying to examine how different leadership structures impact project longevity and how moderators can support underrepresented coders.

Before coming to Northeastern I received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW-Madison I researched internal bias interventions, and the relationship between bilingualism, semantic networks and creativity. Most recently I was a lab manager for a cognitive neuroscience lab at Penn State. At Penn State I studied cross-situational word learning and how people learn from linguistic networks.

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office location

177 Huntington Ave
New College of the Humanities
Devon House
58 St Katharine’s Way
London, E1W 1LP, UK
Roux Institute
100 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
Network Science Institute
177 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
*Primarily remote
Portland, ME
Boston, MA 02115


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Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
February 2, 2024
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