Zack W Almquist

Zack W Almquist
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960 Social Science Bldg
267 19th Ave S


Sociology Office
960 Social Science Bldg | 612/624-1895
Statistics Office
372 Ford Hall | 612/625-1024

Prof. Almquist’s scholarship is centered in two primary areas: social network analysis, where his research focuses on the effects of geography and time on social processes (and large-scale social structure) and the measurement and sampling of social networks; and demography, where he looks to integrate spatial analysis and social network analysis with classic and formal demographic theory. Underlying both of these themes is a strong interest in developing statistical techniques for application to social science problems.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Phd: Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 2013.
  • MA: Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 2010.
  • MA: Demography, University of California, Irvine, 2008.
  • MS: Statistics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2007.
  • BS: Mathematics, University of Oregon, 2005.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Social Network Analysis
  • Mathematical and Computational Sociology
  • Demography
  • Methodology
  • Human Judgment and Decision Making
Courses Taught
  • Soc 8412: Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
  • Soc 8811: Advanced Social Statistics
  • Stat 3022: Data Analysis
  • Stat 5201: Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 2014 - 2017
  • Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award, American Association of Sociology, Section on Mathematical Sociology, 2013
  • Order of Merit Award: A. Kimball Romney Award for Outstanding Research Paper from the School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine, 2011