Ashley Harrell

Adjunct Faculty Associate, RCGD
Ashley Harrell

BIO

I am a sociologist whose work is centered largely on structural and social-psychological solutions to problems of cooperation, collective action, and social order. One key area of my research looks at the dynamics of leadership, power, and influence in groups, with a focus on the social-psychological forces that both 1) promote "good leadership" and 2) allow groups and organizations to successfully meet their goals. I have also studied the mechanisms by which interpersonal moral judgments, religion, and social networks produce cooperation, generosity, and solidarity in groups.