Ph.D. - Harvard University, 2012
Areas of Specialization: Culture, Social Networks, Social Psychology, Inequality, Family
Office location: 495 Social Science Building
Kevin Lewis received his BA in sociology and philosophy (mathematics minor) from UC San Diego and his MA and PhD in sociology from Harvard University. His research focuses on the formation and evolution of social networks, and addresses three general questions. First, what underlying micro-mechanisms give rise to observed network patterns? Second, what is the role of culture, and especially of cultural tastes, in social network dynamics? Third, what are the implications of these processes for the genesis and reproduction of inequality? To answer these questions, he has analyzed a number of large-scale network datasets—spanning topics from online dating to internet activism to college students’ behavior on Facebook—and his work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Social Networks. Lewis is also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society for the 2012-2013 academic year.
SOCIG 205- Quantitative Methods
SOCI 108 Survey Research Design
SOCI 122- Social Networks