Amir Goldberg

Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior

Amir Goldberg

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
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Additional Administrative Titles

Director, Stanford GSB/CEO Presidents Seminar

Research Statement

Amir Goldberg’s research lies at the intersection of cultural sociology, data science and organization studies. He is interested in understanding how social meanings emerge and solidify through social interaction, and what role network structures play in this process. The co-director of the computational culture lab, Amir uses and develops computationally intensive network- and language-based methods to study how new cultural categories take form as people and organizational actors interact.


Professor Goldberg received bachelor’s degrees in computer science and film studies from Tel Aviv University, and an MA in sociology from Goldsmith’s College, University of London. Before pursuing a PhD in sociology at Princeton University, he worked for several years as a software programmer, an IT consultant, and a technology journalist. An associate professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, his research projects all share an overarching theme: the desire to understand the social mechanisms that underlie how people construct meaning, and consequently pursue action. His work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, Management Science and the Review of Financial Studies.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Sociology, Princeton University
  • MA Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • BA Computer Science & Film Studies (double major), Tel Aviv University

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2011

Awards and Honors

  • John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar for 2021–22
  • Younger Family Faculty Scholar, 2016–17
  • MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2014–15
  • Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University


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