SIGIL

Social Interactions, Groups,
and Inequality Lab

About

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

Lab Director

Kimberly B. Rogers, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College

Affiliated Faculty

Kaitlin Boyle, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of South Carolina

Long Doan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland

Postdoctoral Fellows

Antonio Sirianni, Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Social Sciences and Resident Scholar in Sociology at Dartmouth College

Former Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

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

 

Our Research

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 22, 2019. WISP interns Hayley Piper and Yliana Beck presented a poster on their research with the lab at the 2019 Wetterhahn Science Symposium.

 

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.