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Melis KirgilPhD student

About me

Since October 2019, I am a PhD student at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. During my Bachelor program at Leipzig University, I found my affinity for theorizing in Sociology and mixed methods research. In this regard, I pursued the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Groningen. Overall, my research interests comprise social norms, social inequality, networks and cooperative behavior. In my doctoral project, I research collective intentionality and cooperation at different levels of analysis.



Z.M. Kirgil, A. Voyer (2022), "Do your part: Stay apart": Collective intention-
ality and collective (in)action in US governor’s COVID-19 press conferences, Poetics, doi:
Vartanova I., Eriksson K., Kirgil Z.M. and Strimling P. (2021) The Advent of the COVID-19 Epidemic Did Not Affect Americans’ Endorsement of Moral Foundations. Front. Psychol. 12:647858. doi:
Kohne J., Gallagher N., Kirgil Z.M., Paolillo R., Padmos L., Karimi F. (2020) The Role of Network Structure and Initial Group Norm Distributions in Norm Conflict. In: Deutschmann E., Lorenz J., Nardin L., Natalini D., Wilhelm A. (eds) Computational Conflict Research. Computational Social Sciences. Springer, Cham. doi: