David Schaefer

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I just received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona where I concentrated on social networks. My interests are in how networks are structured, dynamic processes within networks, and the effects of structure on individual and network-level outcomes. I am particularly interested in theories of network behavior that address how information and other resources move through a network, how actors in a network respond to risk and uncertainty, and how networks evolve over time. The types of outcomes I study include the development of power, status, and trust (at the individual level) as well as inequality, solidarity, and heterogeneity (at aggregate levels).