Mario L. Small

Mario L. Small is Professor of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago. He also serves as dean of the Division of the Social Sciences. Small received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2001 and has been at the University of Chicago since 2006. A recipient of the C. Wright Mills Best Book Award (2005 and 2010), the Robert Park Best Book Award (2005), the Jane Addams Best Article Award (2004), and numerous other honors, he has published books and articles on urban poverty, inequality and culture, social capital, personal networks, case studies, mixed methods, college education, the formation of new disciplines, and other topics. Small's work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Theory and Society, Social Science Research, Annual Review of Sociology, and other journals. He recently co-edited issues of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences devoted to the relationship between culture and poverty and to the role of systems, organizations, and institutions in urban disadvantage. He is past Associate Editor of the American Journal of Sociology, and a trustee of N.O.R.C.