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Andrew V. Papachristos

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

IPR Director and John G. Searle Professor, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research and Science (CORNERS)


Areas of Focus

  • Social networks
  • Urban neighborhoods
  • Gun violence
  • Street gangs
  • Policing


  • Aims to understand how the connected nature of cities – how their citizens, neighborhoods and institutions are tied to one another – affect what we feel, think and do
  • Uses network science to study gun violence, police misconduct, illegal gun markets, Al Capone, street gangs and urban neighborhoods


  • Director, Northwestern Neighborhood and Network Initiative (N3)