James Murphy is a postdoctoral fellow at N3. His research examines the foundations and consequences of social networks, particularly how they intersect with institutions to affect individuals’ health and well-being. Topically, his primary interests lie in adolescent development, urban policing, and gun violence. Complementing this work, he develops new statistical and mathematical tools for analyzing data with inherent interdependencies like social networks and spatial data. Murphy’s research has appeared in Sociological Methodology, Sociological Methods and Research, and Sociological Forum. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2019.