Eastern Michigan University
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Daric Page Thorne

Graduate Assistant

Daric Page Thorne

Research Areas of Interest

Sociology of technology, network methodology, virtual environments, sociological theory, computer-mediated communication, sociology of communities


Master of Arts in Sociology


Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Minors in Anthropology and Women’s Gender Studies, University of Michigan-Flint, 2009

Associate of Arts, Sociology, Mott Community College, 2007


Daric Thorne discovered sociology while attending Mott Community College in Flint, MI, sticking with the topic throughout the rest of his educational development. His experiences have taken him from working with the Human Relations Committee for the City of Flint, various activities with local community groups in his home city, to presenting at conferences and workshops. His training as a facilitator along with academic interests keep developing as his education continues.

While the origins of his academic interests began in community research, especially in urban settings, Daric’s methodological outlook grew to encompass network methodologies. Applying network methods to researching communities has been of primary interest to his academic pursuits since at least 2008. Communicative technologies, such as the Internet, became a focusing factor in his research as he traversed the landscapes of Massively Multiplayer Online games, attempting to understand how people navigated these social worlds and interacted with one another. His upcoming thesis work, Latent Networks: Ties, Structures and Effects, attempts to grapple with the increasingly complex social world, converging these topics through a more specific lens.