Education and Interests
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, April 2007
Andrew Papachristos received his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Andrew’s research uses social network analysis to examine: (1) the social structures and group processes at the heart of interpersonal violence and delinquency; (2) issues of group dominance and reciprocity; and (3) the use of violence and honor as measures of social control. His current research combines ethnographic and quantitative techniques to explain the network dynamics responsible for the social contagion of gang murder in Chicago over nearly two decades. Andrew is also currently involved in the evaluation of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program in Chicago and has just completed data collection on a four-neighborhood study of how illegal and pro-social networks of probationers and parolees influence offending patterns, interpersonal violence, gun markets, and perceptions of neighborhood social order. His research has appeared in Foreign Policy, Criminology and Public Policy, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and several edited books.