Yongjun Zhang joined SBU in 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Advanced
Computational Science and in the Department of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. degree
in sociology from the University of Arizona (2020), where he also earned a Computational
Social Science Certificate.
He is a computational and quantitative sociologist studying politics, organizations,
networks, and inequality. His ongoing work combines statistical, network, and computational
methods with large-scale datasets to study shareholder activism and corporate political
behavior. He has published in top journals such as American Journal of Sociology and