News

April 2017

My colleague, Bob Faris and I have kicked off Social Network Analysis for Social Scientists as part of our UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences Fellowship. You can follow our proseminar blog here.

July 2016

“Trust Thy Crooked Neighbor: Multiplexity in Chicago Organized Crime Networks” is hitting the stands.
Ben Hinshaw wrote “Paper Brings Network Science to Capone’s Chicago” for the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences.
Andy Fell wrote “Network Science Meets Al Capone” for the Egghead Blog on UC Davis research.
Bess Connolly Martell wrote “‘Trust Thy Crooked Neighbor’: Al Capone and the Power of Social Networks” for YaleNews.

February 18, 2016

Bob Faris and I were selected as 2016-2017 fellows for the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences. We will be leading a graduate seminar on Social Network Analysis for Social Scientists in Spring 2017.

January 13, 2016

My manuscript with Andrew Papachristos on multiplexity in organized crime networks was accepted for publication in American Sociological Review. The article is scheduled to appear in the August 2016 issue.

July 20, 2015
Dissertation Defense
I successfully defended my dissertation.

July 1, 2015

Today is my first official day as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. Go Aggies!

May 8, 2015

I participated in the “Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today” Conference at the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of California, Davis. A video of my talk, “Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone,” has been archived here.

January 20, 2015

I officially signed to join the University of California, Davis Sociology Department as a tenure-track faculty in fall 2015. Go Aggies! Thank you to all the wonderful people I met and to my amazing mentors.

September 24, 2014

My practice job talk is today in Machmer W-32 at 11:30 am. The title of my talk is “The Shifting Structure of Chicago’s Organized Crime Network and the Women It Left Behind.”

August 19, 2014

Wrapping up a wonderful ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. I had the great pleasure to present my research on an invited session titled Crime and Networks through the Crime, Law, and Deviance Section.

May 23, 2014

I just completed an excellent three day methods workshop, “Modeling Emergence: Computer Simulation of Social Dynamics,” offered by Professor James Kitts through the Institute of Social Science Research at UMass.

May 22, 2014

The London School of Economics’ USA Public Policy Blog invited me to submit a post based on my 2014 Crime & Delinquency article on gentrification and gang homicides. My USAPP post is available here.

May 7, 2014

My online course, Criminal Networks: From Al Capone to Al-Qaeda, has been scheduled for the Winter 2014-2015 session. This is a brand new course for the Sociology Department and was designed as a part of the UMass Online Fellows program.

May 4, 2014

The journal, Crime & Delinquency, announced that my article, “The Influence of Gentrification on Gang Homicides in Chicago Neighborhoods, 1994 to 2005,” which was accepted in July 2012, will be printed in the June issue.