John Leverso is an Assistant Professor at Whitman College in the Department of Sociology. Leverso completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington in 2020. From 2014-2019, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Leverso’s research combines sociological and criminological perspectives to investigate street gang culture, specifically: gangs in online settings, interaction rituals, solidarity and hyper-surveillance, gangs in the life course, and the geographical correlates of street gangs.
Zack W. Almquist is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Senior Data Science Fellow at the University of Washington, where he also holds affiliation with CSDE and Urban@UW. From 2018-2020 he was a Research Scientist in the Demography and Survey Science team at Facebook, Inc; from 2017-2018 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University; and from 2013-2018 he was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Minnesota. His research centers on the development and application of mathematical, computational, and statistical methodology to better understand the problems and theories of social networks analysis, demography, education, homelessness, and environmental action and governance. In the field of Demography Dr. Almquist’s research has been published in journals such as: Demographic Research, Mathematical Population Studies, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, Geographic Analysis, and The Journal of Gerontology: Series B.