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Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice

Cassie McMillan’s research applies a social networks perspective to disentangle how our connections both reproduce and challenge systems of social inequality. She is interested in developing statistical and computational methodologies that can better address these questions and applying these techniques to study adolescent delinquency, immigration, health, substance use, and bullying.

Her current research projects focus on modeling social processes as weighted networks where relational ties are assigned quantitative values to indicate their strength or intensity. By conceptualizing patterns of international migration and adolescents’ social connections as weighted networks, she’s uncovering new insights about these social phenomena.

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  • Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award, American Sociology Association’s Mathematical Sociology Section, 2019.
  • Outstanding Graduate Paper Award, Honorable Mention, American Sociology Association’s Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section, 2019.
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award, 2019-2020.
  • Alan Booth Graduate Student Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2018.
  • Population Association of America Poster Award, 2017.
  • Education

    PhD, Sociology and Demography
    Pennsylvania State University, 2020

  • Contact

  • Address

    942 Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Spring 2022: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm