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Ignatow, Gabe

Gabriel Ignatow University of North Texas, USA

Gabe Ignatow is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Texas where he has taught since 2007. His research interests are in the areas of sociological theory, text mining and analysis methods, new media, and information policy.


Gabe’s current research involves working with computer scientists and statisticians to adapt text mining and topic modeling techniques for social science applications. Gabe has been working with mixed methods of text analysis since the 1990s, and has published this work in journals including Social Forces, Sociological Forum, Poetics, the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, and the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Sociological Forum, the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, and Studies in Media and Communications. He has served as the UNT Department of Sociology’s graduate program co-director and  undergraduate program director and has been selected as a faculty fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. He is also a co-founder and the CEO of GradTrek, a graduate degree search engine company.