My PhD thesis is titled Situating Visual Network Analysis, and I will defend it June the 1st at 12:00 CET in Copenhagen. It will be accessible to an online audience. I will provide additional details when I have them.
But I have to push back against the criticism of the "extraction" rhetoric. If you are fitting a generative model to a network, however simplistic, like the SBM, you are attempting indeed to extract something that lies behind the data --- the process that generated it. 5/8
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