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
  • 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
  • Anker, J. J., M. Forbes, Z. W. Almquist, J. Menk, P. Thuras, and M. G. Kushner (forthcoming). A Network Approach to Conceptualizing Comorbid Internalizing and Alcohol Use Disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
  • Almquist, Z. W. and B. E. Bagozzi (2016). The Spatial Properties of Radical Environmental Organizations in the UK: Do or Die! PloS ONE 11(11), 1–19.
  • Spiro, E. S., Z. W. Almquist, and C. T. Butts (2016). The Persistence of Division: Geography, Institutions, and Online Friendship Ties. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 2(1), 1–15.
  • Butts, C. T. and Z. W. Almquist (2015). A Flexible Parameterization for Baseline Mean Degree in MultipleNetwork ERGMs. The Journal of Mathematical Sociology 39(3), 163–167.
  • Almquist, Z. W. and C. T. Butts (2015). Predicting Regional Self-Identification from Spatial Network Models. Geographical Analysis 47(1), 50–72.
  • Smith, E. J., C. S. Marcum, A. Boessen, Z. W. Almquist, J. R. Hipp, N. N. Nagle, and C. T. Butts (2014). The Relationship of Age to Personal Network Size, Relational Multiplexity, and Proximity to Alters in the Western United States. The Journal of Gerontology: Series B 70(1), 91–99.
  • Almquist, Z. W. and C. T. Butts (2014). Logistic Network Regression for Scalable Analysis of Networks with Joint Edge/Vertex Dynamics. Sociological Methodology 44(1), 273–321.
  • Boessen, A., J. R. Hipp, E. J. Smith, C. T. Butts, N. N. Nagle, and Z. W. Almquist (2014). Networks, Space, and Residents’ Perception of Cohesion. American Journal of Community Psychology 53(3), 447–461.
  • Almquist, Z. W. and C. T. Butts (2013). Dynamic Network Logistic Regression: A Logistic Choice Analysis of Inter- and Intra-group Blog Citation Dynamics in the 2004 US Presidential Election. Political Analysis 21(4), 430–448.
  • Almquist, Z. W. and C. T. Butts (2012). Point process models for household distributions within small areal units. Demographic Research 26(22), 593–632.
  • Almquist, Z. W. (2012). Random errors in egocentric networks. Social Networks 34(4), 493–505.
  • Almquist, Z. W. (2010). US Census Spatial and Demographic Data in R: The UScensus2000 Suite of Packages. Journal of Statistical Software 37(6), 1–31.
  • 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