Jared Edgerton is interested in the social origins of conflict, specifically how socialization and group membership affects conflict processes. This approach starts with understanding how social relations affect conflict dynamics at both the micro and macro levels. To study these processes, Jared also develops and adapts new tools in network science and machine learning to measure the impact of social ties and group membership on conflict processes. Jared is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Human Trafficking Data Lab, where he uses deep learning to improve human rights conditions in Brazil. In the Fall of 2023, he will be an assistant professor at University of Texas at Dallas.