Allison Morgan


Illustration by Ethan Edward


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JAN 2021 • I’m speaking to the Women In Network Science Seminar in a couple of weeks about my research on parenthood in academia.

JULY 2020 • I was invited to present a lightning talk at the Graphs & Networks workshop hosted by Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group at Tufts.

APR 2020 • I’m really proud to be a part of this massive collaboration just out in PNAS! Also, I passed my dissertation proposal to become a PhD candidate. I’ll be presenting our work on the impact of parenthood on tenure-track faculty this summer at IC2S2.

DEC 2019 • After participating in many cookie competions, I won “most creative” in my building’s holiday bake-off!

OCT 2019 • I’m helping to organize a local meetup for the Society of Young Network Scientists (SYNS). Join us!

AUG 2019 • Spent the summer at the New York Times. I’ll be in Melbourne, AUS to talk at an epistemology workshop in early September (slides), and Atlanta, GA for a conference on science and innovation policy in October.

MAY 2019 • I picked up my Master of Science in Computer Science this semester And our paper was published in PNAS!

FEB 2019 • I’ll be presenting new work analyzing retention, promotion, and attrition in academia using digital trace data at NetSci 2019 in May. I was invited to discuss work on prestige with the Society of Young Network Scientists.

JAN 2019 • I accepted an offer from the NYT to be an intern on their Data & Insights Group this summer! Also, a short description of our paper was featured in Scientific American. McKenzie Weller won CU Boulder’s Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship Data Visualization Contest! The visualization was inspired by our recent research.

OCT 2018 • Our paper was published in EPJ Data Science! We did an short interview about the piece on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. I’ll be presenting some preliminary results from a survey of CS faculty at the Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing next month. (Update: I received an Honorable Mention Award for Best Presentation! )

SEP 2018 • Dan Larremore and I were interviewed for a story in The Daily Progress about our parental leave project.

AUG 2018 • We wrapped up CU Boulder’s SICSS. Here are our teaching materials, and our review of how it went. Our paper (“Automatically assembling a full census of an academic field”) was published in PLOS One.

JULY 2018 • Slides for my talks at IC2S2 can be found here and here.

MAY 2018 • I’m co-organizing a satellite of the Summer Institute for Computational Social Science (SICSS) in Boulder this August. I successfully defended my preliminary exam and finished my second year of grad school!

APR 2018 • I was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship!

MAR 2018 • Aaron Clauset presented our work at CompleNet 2018. Our paper was accepted as a talk for the workshop on Demographic Research in the Digital Age (part of PAA) this April. I will be presenting our research at IC2S2 this July. I will be attending the Santa Fe Institute’s Complex Systems Summer School this June.

FEB 2018 • This semester I am taking a software engineering class. My weekly essays can be found here.

DEC 2017 • I organized a cookie competition on campus. Unfortunately, I did not win any of the prizes. But I did learn how to make these cool plots!

NOV 2017 • We contributed a letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education called “More Inclusive Scholarship Begins With Active Experimentation”.

OCT 2017 • Our paper was published in PNAS!

AUG 2017 • Started year two!

JUN 2017 • Slides from my talk at NetSci, “Ideas worth spreading: How does network position influence the spread of research topics?” can be found here.

MAY 2017 • I finished my first year of grad school!

MAR 2017 • Our abstract, “Modeling the Spread of Research Areas in the Computer Science Faculty Hiring Network” was accepted as a talk at NetSci. I will be attending the Russell Sage Foundation’s “Summer Institute in Computational Social Science” hosted at Princeton.

FEB 2017 • Sam Way will be presenting our paper, “The misleading narrative of the canonical faculty productivity trajectory” at ICWSM.