Social Interactions, Groups,
and Inequality Lab
The Social Interactions, Groups, and Inequality Lab (SIGIL) is a sociology research lab at Dartmouth College, headed by Kimberly B. Rogers. We conduct research on identity, behavior, and emotions in social interactions and small groups through computational modeling and laboratory research. We're interested in understanding how groups form, reach decisions, work toward collective goals, and affect the well-being of their members.
Participate in Research
Get paid for participating in research! Most of our studies take place on the Dartmouth campus, but some can be completed online. Fill out the form below to join our mailing list, and get notified about opportunities to participate!
Current Lab Members
Kimberly B. Rogers, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College
Kaitlin Boyle, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of South Carolina
Long Doan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland
Antonio Sirianni, Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Social Sciences and Resident Scholar in Sociology at Dartmouth College
Former Lab Members
Jun Zhao, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Martha Rand, Dartmouth '23, Major: Sociology
Peyton Gordon, Dartmouth '23, Major: Sociology
Hayley Piper, Dartmouth '22, Major: Biology
Juliana Arevalos Bordao, Dartmouth '22, Major: Undeclared
Samantha Hysa, Dartmouth '22, Major: Economics
Yliana Beck, Dartmouth '22, Major: Psychology
Bryce Nguyen, Dartmouth '21, Major: Psychology
Isaiah Miller, Dartmouth '21, Major: Sociology
Lena Chen, Dartmouth '21, Major: Mathematics
Morgan Pak, Dartmouth '21, Major: Sociology modified with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Andrea Sedlacek, Dartmouth '20, Major: Quantitative Social Science, Minor: Arabic Language and Literature
Evan Kim, Dartmouth '20, Major: Economics, Minor: Quantitative Social Science
Gustavo De Almeida Silva, Dartmouth '20, Major: Sociology modified with Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies
Jae Hong, Dartmouth '20, Majors: Psychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Laura Lewin, Dartmouth '20, Major: Sociology
Vanessa Chhoa, Dartmouth '20, Major: Biology, Minor: Anthropology - Global Health
Sarah Ross, Dartmouth '20, Major: Environmental Studies, Minor: Sociology - Markets, Management, and the Economy
Anne Sherrill, Dartmouth '19, Major: Mathematical Data Science, Minor: Computer Science
Cayla Plotch, Dartmouth '19, Major: Economics
September 1, 2021. A white paper summarizing the results of our grant research on the project "Theoretical and Empirical Modeling of Identity and Sentiments in Collaborative Groups" was made publicly available on SocArXiv. This work was generously funded by the NSF, NSERC, SSHRC, and DFG as part of the Trans-Atlantic Platform's Digging Into Data initiative.
May 1, 2020. Former lab member Andrea Sedlacek defended her senior honors thesis in Quantitative Social Science. The project, entitled "How Network Structure and Cultural Sentiments Shape Affective Alignment and Behavior Dynamics in Online Collaborative Task Groups," was an extension of the work she completed with the lab.
September 11, 2019. "Strategic Design toward Foundational Learning Goals in Introduction to Sociology," coauthored by Assistant Professor Kimberly Rogers, Instructional Designer Adam Nemeroff, and Dartmouth alum Kelly Caputo, was published in Teaching Sociology.
May 7, 2019. Student researchers Andrea Sedlacek, Lena Chen, Hayley Piper, and Yliana Beck co-authored a paper with postdoctoral fellows and faculty entitled "Modeling the Culture of Online Collaborative Groups with Affect Control Theory" for the 2019 conference of the European Social Simulation Association.
Join the Lab
Interested in joining the SIGIL research team? Current Dartmouth students can apply to work with our lab through the Presidential
Scholars and Undergraduate Research Assistant at Dartmouth (URAD) programs run by UGAR, as well as the Women in Science Project. If you'd like to learn more about the lab and your options for getting involved, contact Prof. Rogers.