Bob Faris (He/Him)
Professor of Sociology at University of California, Davis
For the past two decades, I have used social network analysis to figure out why teens bully each other, drink and do drugs, and engage in dating violence. In a thoroughly surreal turn of events, two of these projects led to Emmy-winning collaborations with Anderson Cooper 360º, with one focusing on bullying (with Diane Felmlee in 2011), and the other on social media (#Being13, with Marion Underwood in 2015). I am continuing to work on these topics while developing new lines of research on conflicts, disputes, and aggression in adult populations.