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Victor Agadjanian | jimi adams | Boaventura Cau | Sophia Chae |
Carlos Castillo-Chavez | Gerardo Chowell-Puente | Carey Cooper |
Connie Gager | María Hilda García-Pérez | Jennifer Glick | Patricia Gober | Brian Gratton | Steven Haas | Sarah Hayford | Chris Herbst |
Daniel J. Hruschka | Olga Kornienko | Melissa Kovacs | Jennie Kronenfeld |
Francisco Lara-Valencia | Wei Li | Vera Lopez | Nathan Martin |
Eileen Diaz McConnell | Cecilia Menjívar | Alan Murray | Nathan Martin | Masumi Iida | Laura Peck | Deirdre Pfeiffer | Matthew Pittinsky |
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga | David Schaefer | Alexandra Brewis Slade | Carlos Santos | Nicole Weller | Natalie Wilkens | Scott Yabiku


David Schaefer, Associate Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
E-mail: David.Schaefer@asu.edu

My research draws upon a network perspective to examine how the structure of social relations affects individual opportunities and outcomes. Specifically, I am interested in the role of social networks in the diffusion of information, norms, and influence and outcomes related to delinquency, health, social capital, and inequality. Another line of research focuses on network dynamics, which includes the mechanisms underlying the creation of social networks and the forces that drive network evolution. I examine these processes using a combination of observational, experimental, and survey methods as well as agent-based models. My latest research considers how forms of exchange and the types of resources available to people impact the development of inequality, trust, and solidarity.

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