Lincoln Quillian

Lincoln Quillian Professor-On Leave

Mailing Address:
Department of Sociology
1810 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208-1330

Office Address:
1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 303
Phone: (847) 491-7488

Office Hours: On Leave

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

Social Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Urban Sociology
Quantitative Research Methods

Relevant Link

Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop
Institute for Policy Research


Lincoln Quillian received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1997 and formerly was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin. His interests are in social stratification, urban sociology, race and ethnicity, and quantitative methods. His past work includes studies of migration patterns among neighborhoods that contribute to poverty concentration, racial attitudes, and segregation in social networks.

His current work focuses on the causes and consequences of residential race and income segregation in American cities.

Professor Quillian directs the Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop:
SOCIOL 576: Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop

Courses Taught

SOCIOL 303: Analysis of Social Data and Interpretation
SOCIOL 325: Sociology of Inequality Syllabus
SOCIOL 401: Statistical Analysis of Social Data: Regression Analysis I Syllabus
SOCIOL 476: Statistical Methods for Hierarchical/Panel Data Syllabus
SOCIOL 476: Urban Sociology and Urban Problems Syllabus


Segregation and Poverty Concentration:  The Role of Three Segregations
American Sociological Review 77(3): 354-379, 2012

Estimating Risk: Stereotype Amplification and the Perceived Risk of Criminal Victimization
With Devah Pager; Social Psychology Quarterly (ASA), 2010

Can Social Capital Explain Persistent Racial Poverty Gaps?
With Rozlyn Redd, Eds. Ann Chih Lin, David R. Harris; Russell Sage, 2008

Walking the Talk? What Employers Say Versus What They Do
With Devah Pager; American Sociological Review, 2005

Migration Patterns and the Growth of High-Poverty Neighborhoods, 1970-1990
American Journal of Sociology, 1999

Political Science/Sociology joint Assistant Professor of Instruction Search

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Departments of Political Science and Sociology invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016. Further details about the position are available online at 



Our faculty advisers can help you select Sociology courses, even if Sociology isn't your major or minor.

Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching provides a variety of programs and workshops for graduate students and faculty interested in developing their teaching practices. In addition, the Searle Center offers a variety of programs for graduate students seeking to develop their skills as Teaching Assistant (TA) and instructor , such as, a yearly conference for new TA's, a teaching certificate program and fellowship opportunities.


Upcoming Events

Sociology Colloquium - Professor Tamara Kay, The University of New Mexico
October 8, 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sociology Colloquium - Professor Kelly Moore, Loyola University
October 15, 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

September 24, 2015