Robin Lange

Network Science PhD Student
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I am a third year PhD student working with Dr. Brooke Foucault Welles. My interest cover online hate speech and leadership in teams. I am currently leading a project on how hate speech impacts entire communities. I believe that studying vicarious victimization, can better help us understand the harm of hate speech and how community based interventions can reduce it’s harm.

I am also working on a collaboration with igraph and Women in Network Science to study leadership in open-source communities. We are trying to examine longevity of open-source projects and how moderators can support underrepresented coders.

Before coming to Northeastern I received a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW-Madison I investigated internal bias interventions, stereotyping 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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