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Current interests: Spatial networks, urban communities, dynamic network analysis, spread of contagious diseases

Joseph Galaskiewicz is Professor of Sociology and has a courtesy appointment in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona.  Currently he is Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology (on sabbatical leave spring, 2022) and formerly the Director of the Certificate Program in Computational Social Science in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of Chicago.  Prior to coming to Arizona he was Professor of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Strategic Management & Organization in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. 


He is the author of Exchange Networks and Community Politics (Sage, 1979), Social Organization of an Urban Grants Economy: A Study of Business Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations (Academic Press, 1985), Advances in Social Network Analysis: Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (co-edited with Stanley Wasserman) (Sage, 1994), and Nonprofit Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty: A Study of Organizational Change (co-authored with Wolfgang Bielefeld) (Aldine de Gruyter, 1998).  The last book won the Best Book Award for 1999 from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management, was awarded the 1999 Virginia Hodgkinson Research Prize from the Independent Sector, and was named co-winner of the 2001 Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action’s Award for the Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research.  Professor Galaskiewicz has also published in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Administrative Science Quarterly, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Science Research, NVSQ, American Behavioral Scientist, Sociological Research and Methods, International Environmental Agreements, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Management Science, Urban Affairs Quarterly, and Sociological Quarterly among other places. 


Galaskiewicz's co-authored ASR article in 2004 and ASQ article in 2006 won the Best Article Published Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management.  In 2014 he was given the Award for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research.  In 2017 he was co-winner of the 2016-17 Graduate College Teaching and Mentoring Award, University of Arizona. 


His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the Program on Nonprofit Organizations at Yale University, the Northwest Area Foundation, and the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund.  He was deputy editor of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and co-edited a special issue on Building Effective Networks for the Academy of Management Journal.  He also served on the advisory board of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the editorial board of the American Sociological Review, and senior editor of Management and Organization Review. In 2008-09 he served as chair of the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association.  He is also past President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and a former Fulbright Scholar in Japan.