Zack W Almquist

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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
  • Stat 3022 - Data Analysis
  • Stat 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
  • Soc 3090 - Sociology of Neighborhoods
  • Soc 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
  • Soc 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics
  • Recognized as one of the Top 50 Graduate and Postdoctoral Alumni Honorees at UCI’s 50th year Celebration. Honorees were selected from across all divisions in the University, and represent 50 years of graduate education at UCI., 2016
  • 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