Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College
Director, Center for Spatial Data Science
Chair of the Committee on Geographical Sciences
Senior Fellow, NORC
Office: Social Sciences 421
Interests: spatial data science, spatial econometrics, computational social science, regional science, urban studies, crime, public health
Lucy Flower Professor of Urban Sociology
Office: Social Sciences 422
Interests: critical urban theory and capitalist urbanization; cities, hinterlands and global political ecology; economic sociology and comparative-historical geopolitical economy; fossil capitalism and energy geographies; critical infrastructure studies; capitalism and social theory; Marxism.
William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College
Office: Social Sciences 323
Interests: organizational theory, political sociology, the role of social movements and voluntary organizations in processes of institutional change.
Professor; Director, Knowledge Lab; Faculty Director, Masters Program in Computational Social Science; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Office: Social Sciences 420
Interests: knowing, computational social science, collective intelligence, science of science, skills and learning, machine learning & AI, human-machine intelligence, human and machine languages, fields and networks, text and image analysis, the science of data.
Director of Global Studies
(on leave 2020-2021 academic year)
Office: Social Sciences 413
Interests: Global and Transnational Sociology, Sociology of Gender and Sexualities, Economic Sociology, Qualitative Research Methods
Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor (jointly appointed in Anthropology) and Chair of the Sociology Department
Office: Social Sciences 426
Interests: economic sociology, sociology of science, consumption, globalization, sociology of culture, qualitative methods, contemporary theory.
Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies; Chair, Committee on Education
Office: Social Sciences 417
Interests: sociology of education and quantitative methods
Ralph Lewis Professor
(on leave Autumn 2020 and Winter 2021)
Office: NORC 249
Interests: models (statistical models for social data and mathematical models for social phenomena), life course, rational choice, exchange networks, stratification and mobility, demography of family and employment, process of drug use progression, and Japanese society
Max Palevsky Professor
(on leave Autumn 2020)
Office: Social Sciences 405
Interests: political sociology broadly defined. His research covers the areas of social movements, nationalism, comparative historical sociology, social change and economic development