I am an assistant professor of sociology at New York University Abu Dhabi. Previously, I have been a Fung Global Fellow at Princeton University's Institute for International and Regional Studies, a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and a postdoctoral researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi. 

My research, in broad terms, focuses on the social dynamics that can bring us together and, at times, drive us apart. Specifically, I use computational and network approaches to examine rhetorical patterns generating exclusion and conflict, how these rhetorics emerge, and why individuals are attracted to some kinds of exclusionary rhetoric over others. My work draws on insights from political and cultural sociology, the scholarship on conflict and conflict resolution, and my fieldwork in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Morocco. I teach courses on research design and computational textual analysis for the social sciences.

 

ResearcH

RADICALISM

“Rhetorics of Radicalism”, by Daniel Karell and Michael Freedman. 2019. American Sociological Review 84: 726-753. [link] [preprint]

  

CONFLICT

“Aid, Exclusion, and the Local Dynamics of Insurgency in Afghanistan”, by Daniel Karell and Sebastian Schutte. 2018. Journal of Peace Research 55: 711-725. [link] [preprint] [online appendix] [blog version]

  • The Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award [announcement]

“Local Peace and Contemporary Conflict: Constructing Commonality and Exclusion during War in Afghanistan”, by Daniel Karell. 2017. Social Science Research 61: 75-97. [link]

 “Ethnicity and Nationalism in Afghanistan in the Post-2001 Era”, Introduction to special issue commemorating the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001, by Daniel Karell. 2016. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 16: 456-459. [link]

“Ethnic Political Mobilization in Contemporary Afghanistan, an Interview with Abdul Rahman Rahmani”, Interview included in a special issue commemorating the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001, by Daniel Karell. 2016. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 16: 510-517. [link]

“Aid, Power, and Grievances: Lessons for War and Peace from Rural Afghanistan”, by Daniel Karell. 2015. The Economics of Peace and Security Journal 10: 43–52. [link]

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NETworks and text

“Socio-Semantic Network Evolution: Linking Topic- and Longitudinal Network Models”, by Daniel Karell and Michael Freedman. Under review.

“Local Peace and Contemporary Conflict: Constructing Commonality and Exclusion during War in Afghanistan”, by Daniel Karell. 2017. Social Science Research 61: 75-97. [link]

“Narrative Networks”, by Katherine Stovel and Daniel Karell. 2015. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 16. [link]

 

 

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LABOR MIGRATION

How does the recruitment of labor migrants work? To better understand the process of recruitment, I am conducting a networked digital field experiment in Pakistan to trace the exchange of information, formation of relationships, and evolution of expectations as labor migrants and employment brokers interact.

The project is supported by funding from the Research & Empirical Analysis of Labor Migration Program.

 

 

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Ethnicity & nation

“Hyphenated Turkishness: The Plurality of Monolithic Nationhood in Turkey”, by Serhun Al and Daniel Karell. 2016. Nationalities Papers 44: 144-64. [link]

“New Directions in the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Gulf States”, by Daniel Karell. 2015. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 15: 508-10. [link]

“North Africa's Spain: Peripheral National Identities and the Nation State as Neo-Empire”, by Daniel Karell. 2015. Nations and Nationalism 21: 423-444. [link]

“Minority, Law, and Belonging”, by Daniel Karell and John Foster. 2015. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 15: 102-104. [link]

“Identity Construction and the Causes of Genocidal Mass Murder”, by Daniel Chirot and Daniel Karell. 2014. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 14: 423-444. [link]

“Ethnicity, Citizenship, and the Migration-Development Nexus: The Case of Moroccan Migrants in Spain's North African Exclaves”, by Daniel Karell. 2014. Journal of Development Studies 50: 1090-1103. [link]