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Professor of Sociology, UMass Amherst

Dr. Anthony Paik is Professor of Sociology and serves currently as the Faculty Senate Secretary at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is also affiliated with the Data Analytics and Computational Social Science Program and the Computational Social Science Institute. He previously served as the Director of the Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration and as the Chair of Sociology. Prior to joining UMass-Amherst in 2014, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa for more than a decade. His research focuses on several areas, including social networks, social demography, and the legal profession. His journal articles have appeared in outlets such as the American Sociological Review, Law and Social Inquiry, and Social Science Research. Currently, Dr. Paik is a principal investigator on a longitudinal study of diversity and networking in law school, funded by the AccessLex Institute and the National Science Foundation. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Chicago.


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    Professor of Sociology , University of Massachusetts