Delia Baldassarri is Professor in the Department of Sociology at New York University. She holds courtesy appointments in the Wilf Family Department of Politics and in the Management and Organizations Department at the Stern School of Business. Professor Baldassarri earned a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento, Italy (2003; 2006), and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University (2007). Previously, she started in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and later became an Associate Professor at Princeton University.
Professor Baldassarri’s research interests are in the fields of Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Networks, and Analytical Sociology. Her current research projects include a book project, Centrifugal Politics, Crosscutting People, that investigates the demographic and social network bases of partisanship in American public opinion, and a study of the emergence of solidarity and cooperation in complex societies, focusing on the empirical case of ethnically heterogeneous communities.
Professor Baldassarri has received the Freeman Award, given by the International Network of Social Network Analysis to distinguished scholars in the field of social networks, is the recipient of the Best Book in Political Science award from the Italian Political Science Association for The Simple Art of Voting, and has received awards from the American Sociological Association for her work in the subfields of Mathematical Sociology, Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Rationality and Society, and Cultural Sociology. She has been a Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, Nuffield College at Oxford, and is a Senior Researcher at Bocconi University. Her work has appeared in many leading journals, among which the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and American Journal of Political Science.