Monika Yadav

Monika Yadav

PhD Student in Sociology

Columbia University


I am a PhD student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. I am also a graduate fellow at INCITE. I got my bachelors in engineering following which I decided to move into social sciences.

My work revolves around studying questions related to political and media polarization, specifically, how does online misinformation affect beliefs and behavior on an individual level, and public opinion and discourse around policy issues on a macro level. Relatedly, I am also highly interested in exploring the effectiveness of corrective information and different fact-checking measures. My other fields of inquiry are labor, social movements, sociology of law and inequality.

In terms of methodogical skills, I specialize in computational social science tools and quantitative methods. I am proficient in C, C++, Java, Python programming and R for data analysis and visualization.


  • Political Polarization
  • Sociology of Law
  • Labor and Social Movements
  • Computational Social Science


  • MA in Sociology, 2019

    University of Notre Dame

  • MA in Sociology, 2016

    Delhi University, India

  • BTech Information Technology, 2013

    NIT Kurukshetra, India