Andrei Boutyline's research focuses on culture, cognition, methodology, and public opinion. He examines the supra-individual aspects of attitudes, tastes, and cognitive representations, with a special focus on political views. He is broadly interested in the society-wide distribution of these cultural elements, and the social and cognitive processes that give rise to this distribution. He draws on network analysis, statistics, and computer science to develop novel methods for these investigations. In a separate research stream, he studies the effects of political disagreement on social network structure. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Science, and Political Psychology.
Theories and Methods for a Cognitive Macro-Sociology of Culture