Anthony Paik

Professor & Secretary of the Faculty Senate


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003

Research Areas

Social networks, organizations, economic sociology, social demography, sexuality

Selected Publications

Paik, Anthony, Mark Pachucki, and Hsin Fei Tu. 2023. “‘Defriending’ in a Polarized Age: Political and Racial Homophily and Tie Dissolution.”  Social Networks 74: 31-41.

Kim, Yeongsu, Anthony Paik, and Eugene See. 2022. “Employee Mobility Networks and Status in Big Law.” Journal of General Management

Leal, Diego, Anthony Paik, and Steven Boutcher.  2019Status and Collaboration: The Case of Pro Bono Network Inequalities in Corporate Law.”  Social Science Research 84: 102325.

Whitworth, Tanya, and Anthony Paik.  2019.  “Sex and Education: Does the Onset of Sex during Adolescence Lead to Bad Grades?”  Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 51: 81-89.

Shah, Lisa L., Anne L. Ersig, and Anthony Paik.  2019.  “Social Network Factors and Anxiety among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and their Parents.” Journal of Family Nursing: 25:395-418.

Sanchagrin, Kenneth, Karen Heimer, and Anthony Paik.  2017. “Adolescent Delinquency, Drinking, and Smoking: Does the Gender of Friends Matter?” Youth & Society 49: 805-826.

Paik, Anthony, Kenneth Sanchagrin, and Karen Heimer.  2016.  “Broken Promises: Abstinence Pledging and Sexual and Reproductive Health.” Journal of Marriage and Family 78: 546-561.

Steuber, Keli R., and Anthony Paik. 2014. “Of Money and Love: Joint Banking, Relationship Quality, and Cohabitation.” Journal of Family Issues 35:1154–1176.

Paik, Anthony, and Kenneth Sanchagrin. 2013. “Social Isolation in America: An Artifact.” American Sociological Review 78:339–360.

Paik, Anthony, and Vernon Woodley. 2012. “Symbols and Investments as Signals: Courtship Behaviors in Adolescent Sexual Relationships.” Rationality and Society 24:3–36.

Paik, Anthony, John P. Heinz, and Ann Southworth. 2011. “Political Lawyers: The Structure of a National Network.” Law and Social Inquiry 36:892–918.

Paik, Anthony. 2011. “Adolescent Sexuality and the Risk of Marital Dissolution.” Journal of Marriage and Family 73:472–485.

Paik, Anthony, and Layana Navarre-Jackson. 2011. “Social Networks, Recruitment, and Volunteering: Are Social Capital Effects Conditional on Recruitment?” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 40:476–496.

Gatzeva, Mariana, and Anthony Paik. 2011. “Emotional and Physical Satisfaction in Noncohabiting, Cohabiting, and Marital Relationships: The Importance of Jealous Conflict.” Journal of Sex Research 48:29–42.

Paik, Anthony. 2010. “‘Hookups,’ Dating, and Relationship Quality: Does the Type of Sexual Involvement Matter?” Social Science Research 39:739–753.

Paik, Anthony. 2010. “The Contexts of Sexual Involvement and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships.” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 42:33–42.

Paik, Anthony, Ann Southworth, and John P. Heinz.  2007.  “Lawyers of the Right: Networks and Organization.” Law and Social Inquiry 32: 883-917.

Current Grants

Swethaa Ballakrishnen (PI), Paik, Anthony (PI), Steve Boutcher (PI), and Carole Silver (PI).  2018-2021.  Diversity and Networking in Law School: Are Law Students from Diverse Backgrounds Disadvantaged?  National Science Foundation ($511,230).