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David J. Harding

Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

David J. Harding is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Sciences Data Lab (D-Lab) at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include urban poverty, inequality, criminal justice, culture, and causal inference. Harding is the author of "On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration" (University of Chicago Press 2019), "Living the Drama: Community, Conflict and Culture among Inner-City Boys" (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and co-author of "Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings" (Basic Books, 2004).


  • 2018–present
    Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
  • 2013–2018
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
  • 2010–2013
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • 2006–2010
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan