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Principal Investigator

Claude Fischer

Claude S. Fischer is Principal Investigator of UCNets and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Fischer arrived at Berkeley in 1972 with degrees from UCLA and Harvard.


Leora Lawton

Leora Lawton is the Director of UCNets and Executive Director of the Berkeley Population Center.

Data Analyst

Gene Kazinets. Gene Kazinets is the data analyst for the UCNets project.

Sampling Statistician

Thomas Piazza is the sampling statistician with the UC Berkeley Survey Research Center.

Active Collaborators


  • Lisa Berkman, Harvard University
  • Tara McKay, Vanderbilt University
  • Calvin Morrill, UC Berkeley
  • Shira Offer, Bar Ilan University
  • Trond Peterson, UC Berkeley
  • Sandra Smith, UC Berkeley
  • Stacey Torres, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and associate at the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Stephanie Child, UCNets Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students

  • Lindsay Bayham
  • Andrei Boutyline
  • Tuba Demir Dagdas
  • Casey Homan
  • Keunbok Lee
  • Liana Prescott
  • Matt Stimpson
  • Mia Zhong