Samuel R. Lucas, Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Professor in the University of California-Berkeley Department of Sociology, and an affiliate of the University of California's Department of Sociology and Demography, has research interests in social stratification, sociology of education, research methods, and research statistics.


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University of California-Berkeley
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Institute for Research on Poverty

Latest Published Papers (Click cover for more information or full text)

Full text of "An Archaeology of Effectively Maintained Inequality Theory" Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality" Full text of "First- Second-Order Methodological Developments from the Coleman Report" Full text of "Where the Rubber Meets the Road" Full text of "Rejoinder: Taking Heat and Giving Light" Full text of "Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Critical Perspective"

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Published Books (Click cover for more information)

Information on Just Who Loses? Information on 
Theorizing Discrimination in an Era of Contested Prejudice Information on 
Tracking Inequality Information on 
Inequality By Design

Professor Lucas' Figures from Everyday Antiracism

Professor Lucas' curriculum vitae

Future, Current, and Recent Teaching

Spring 2017 -- Sociology 273A -- Agent-Based Modeling -- Practical Implementation and Epistemological Reflections

Fall 2016 -- Sociology 280N -- Sociology of Education

Spring 2015 -- Sociology 280G -- Social Stratification and Class Analysis

Fall 2014 -- Sociology 5 -- Evaluation of Evidence

Fall 2014 -- Sociology 113 -- Sociology of Education

Spring 2014 -- Sociology 271C -- Methods of Sociological Research: Applied Regression

Fall 2013 -- Sociology 190 -- Sociology of Discrimination

Fall 2013 -- Sociology 271B -- Methods of Sociological Research: Introduction to Statistics

Spring 2013 -- Sociology H190B -- Seniors Honors Thesis Seminar

Spring 2013 -- Sociology 290 -- Crises of Inequality

Fall 2012 -- Sociology H190A -- Seniors Honors Thesis Seminar

Fall 2012 -- Sociology 280G -- Seminar in Social Stratification and Class Analysis

Spring 2012 -- Sociology 280N -- Sociology of Education

Fall 2011 -- Sociology 113 -- Sociology of Education

Fall 2011 -- Sociology 271A -- Methods of Sociological Research: Graduate Level Introduction

Service of Potential Interest

Disciplinary: Guest Editor, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility Special Issue on New Developments in Education Transitions Research

National: Member, Committee on Methods for Assessing Discrimination, National Academy of Sciences

National: Member, Committee on Representation of Minority Children in Special Education, National Academy of Sciences

National: Member, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 Technical Review Panel,, United States Department of Education

Disciplinary: Member, Grutter v. Bollinger Amicus Brief Task Force, American Sociological Association