Student Profiles

Chris Takacs Christopher Takacs

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago

Curriculum Vita: CV

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology department at the University of Chicago, where my dissertation focuses on the role of social capital and social networks in college students' decision-making. I am a co-author, with Daniel F. Chambliss, of a book entitled How College Works, which examines the pathways of one hundred students over the course of eight years, during and beyond their time at an elite liberal arts college. I received my B.A. from Hamilton College in 2005, after which I worked as Associate Director for an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Assessment Grant at Hamilton College for its duration, until 2011. From 2006-2007 I also worked as a Web Content Manager for the Social Science Research Council in New York City. Since coming to the University of Chicago, I have worked at the American Journal of Sociology on both the book review and manuscript review boards. I received my M.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2009.

Master's Title

How Students Choose their Major

Research Interests

Education, Stratification, Social Organization/Formal/Complex, Culture, Higher Education

Selected Publications

Chambliss, Daniel F. and Takacs, Christopher G. 2014. How College Works. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press