International Symposium on Scientific Elites:
Concentration and Inequality

Copenhagen, September 7-8, 2023

Call for Abstracts | Keynotes | Programme | Registration | Venue


Daniel A. McFarland

Daniel McFarland

Daniel A. McFarland is a Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology and Organizational Behavior at Stanford University. His training is in sociology and philosophy with degrees from the University of Chicago. He teaches courses in social network analysis, sociology of science, computational sociology, and relational sociology. His research spans a wide assortment of topics like social network dynamics and visualization, micro-foundations of relations, student resistance and social change, and the diffusion of knowledge innovations. You can learn more about Dan here:

Stephanie Beyer

Stephanie Beyer

Stephanie Beyer, Dr., is research associate at the Leibniz Center for Science and Society at the Leibniz University of Hannover. Her main research interests include higher education, sociology of knowledge, elites, field theory, health inequalities, geometric data analysis and mixed methods. She has published in Higher Education, Poetics, and is author of the monograph “The Social Construction of the US Academic Elite. A Mixed Methods Study of Two Disciplines”, Routledge, 2021.

Cassidy Sugimoto

Cassidy Sugimoto

Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto is Professor and Tom and Marie Patton School Chair in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research examines the formal and informal ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, consumed, and supported, with an emphasis on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sugimoto was a professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington from 2010-2021 and served as the Program Director for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program at the National Science Foundation from 2018-2020. She has received the Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014), a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (2009), and a Bicentennial Award for service from Indiana University (2020). She holds a bachelor’s in Music Performance, a master’s in Library Science, and a doctoral degree in Information and Library Science all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Practical information

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 16
Registration deadline: July 1


The symposium will be held in Copenhagen (Denmark), with a well-connected international airport (CPH) and train connections to most of Europe. The airport and central train station are connected to a modern underground train and a local rail system.

Copenhagen Metro
Copenhagen Airport
Getting around by train in Copenhagen