Mark Anthony Hoffman is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. He studies the dynamics of cultural contention and the role that ideas play in the formation of groups and institutions using novel combinations of network analysis and text analysis. His dissertation analyzes the reading habits of New York and American elites after the Constitutional Convention to understand the concerns and interests of elite factions as they vied for political and economic power. He holds a BA from NYU Abu Dhabi.
M.Phil. Sociology, Columbia University, 2018
M.A., Sociology, Columbia University, 2016
B.A., Social Research and Public Policy, NYU Abu Dhabi, 2014
Hoffman, Mark A. 2018. “The Materiality of Ideology: Cultural Consumption and Political Thought after the American Revolution.” Conditionally accepted at the American Journal of Sociology.