Kinga received an MS in mathematical economics from Corvinus University of Budapest (2010). At her alma mater, she was one of the founding members of the Research Center for Educational and Network Studies. Her interest in social networks took her to Columbia University, where she earned her PhD in 2017. Her thesis, “Social Structural Avenues for Mobilization – the Case of British Abolition,” has been awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant (2014), and she also received a de Karmen Fellowship (2015).
Her dissertation research takes a structural approach to understanding popular mobilization for the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, applying tools from computational sociology and network analysis. Her work has been published in Nature Communications, Sociological Science and Social Forces. Her current projects explore determinants underlying behavioral convergence including diffusion on networks, peer influence and norm convergence, using computational methods and experimental approaches.