Peter Bearman is the Cole Professor of the Social Sciences at Columbia University where he directs the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics (INCITE), co-directs the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program, and the Mellon Interdisciplinary Training Program for Social Scientists and Humanists. He is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for research directed towards accounting for the increased prevalence of autism. A specialist in network analysis, he co-designed the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. He has also conducted research in historical sociology, including Relations into Rhetorics: Local Elite Social Structure in Norfolk, England, 1540-1640 (Rutgers, 1993). He is the author of Doormen (University of Chicago Press, 2005), an editor of the Handbook of Analytical Sociology (Oxford University Press, 2009), After Tobacco (Columbia University Press), and After the Fall (Free Press), an oral history of 9/11 and its aftermath. He co-edits a book series on analytical sociology at the Princeton University Press. A graduate of Brown University (BA, 1978), Bearman received his PHD from Harvard University (1985). He has taught at Harvard, UNC-Chapel Hill, NYUAD, and Columbia University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

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Section 53: Social and Political Sciences