Reuben (Jack) Thomas
Division of Social ScienceDepartment
I study interpersonal social networks, and how they are related to other social phenomena. My research to date has looked at how the prehistorical emergence of network differences within societies led to the emergence of inherited social inequality, how adolescent networks and affiliations influence transitions into adulthood, how romantic couples meet, and how the network disruption of moving affects segregation.
B.A. Northwestern University
M.A. & Ph.D Stanford University
Methods and Techniques of Sociological Research
Analyzing Evidence 1
Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationships, Social Structure, Community, Segregation, Voluntary Associations
Thomas, Reuben J. and Noah P. Mark. Forthcoming. "Population Size, Network Density, and the Emergence of Inherited Inequality." Social Forces.
Rosenfeld, Michael J. and Reuben J. Thomas. 2012. "Searching for a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as Social Intermediary." American Sociological Review. 77,4: 523-47.
Thomas, Reuben J. & Daniel A. McFarland. 2010. "Joining Young, Voting Young: The Effects of Youth Voluntary Associations on Early Adult Voting." CIRCLE Working Paper #73.
McFarland, Daniel A. and Reuben J. Thomas. 2006. "Bowling Young: How Youth Voluntary Associations Influence Adult Political Participation." American Sociological Review. 71,3: 401-25.
England, Paula and Reuben J. Thomas. 2006. "The Decline of the Date and the Rise of the College Hook Up." in Arlene Skolnick (ed.) The Family in Transition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.