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Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego. His research focuses on the formation and evolution of social networks, the principles of human interaction that produce global network patterns, and the implications of these processes for the genesis and reproduction of inequality. To address these topics, he has analyzed a number of large-scale network datasets—spanning topics such as online dating, internet activism, and college students' behavior on Facebook—and his work has been published in a variety of sociological and interdisciplinary journals. 


Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011

RB 189: Peer Pressure

We’re so easily influenced by the habits and interests of our friends, you might think that social networks like Facebook would only magnify the power of peer pressure. But recent… More


Feb 14, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Mate Choice in an Online Dating Site

Kevin Lewis, Berkman Center Fellow

Data from online dating sites also offer an unprecedented opportunity to address questions of longstanding interest to social scientists. In this talk, Kevin Lewis introduces a… More