Assistant Professor of Sociology
Emily Erikson received her PhD in sociology from Columbia University. She works in the fields of social networks, social theory, comparative-historical research, and economic sociology. Most recently she completed a manuscript on the English-East Indies trade of the eighteenth century, The Overseas Origin of Capitalism and the Idea of Free Markets. Her research projects include empirical research on the emergence and development of markets and market societies, theoretical work on social network analysis, and historical research on cultural dynamics. She is the Associate Editor of Social Science History and sits on the editorial board of Sociological Theory. She is assistant professor in the Yale Sociology Department and the School of Management.