Mario Luis Small, Ph.D., joined Harvard University as Grafstein Family Professor in the Sociology Department in 2014 after eight years at the University of Chicago where he was John Mathews Manly Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and of the College and Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences. Small has published award-winning books and articles on urban poverty, personal networks, and the relationship between qualitative and quantitative social science methods. His books include Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio (2004) and Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life (2009), both of which received the C. Wright Mills Award for Best Book, among other honors. Small is an Advisory Board Member of the World Economic Forum, a Fellow of CIFAR, and an Elected Member of the Sociological Research Association. Small is currently writing a book on how people decide whom to approach when seeking confidants and studying the differences in the experience of ghetto poverty across American cities.