Benjamin Fields

Job title: 
Computational Social Science Fellow

Benjamin Fields is a PhD student in Sociology at UC Berkeley. A health- oriented social scientist, he wants to focus his research on a social understanding of diet and its relationship to well-being, looking beyond the physiological definition of food towards one that includes social, cultural, political, and economic considerations. “The Computational Social Science Training Program will develop me to lead the next revolution of research through big-data and geospatial oriented approaches. Research was not able to benefit as much from the agricultural or industrial revolutions, but I believe that the digital revolution will influence our ability to understand the world beyond what we can currently comprehend.”

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