Weihua An

Associate Professor

Emory Sociology and Quantitative Theory and Methods

Office: Tarbutton Hall 102

Email: weihua.an@emory.edu

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  • PhD in Sociology, Harvard University, 2011
  • MA in Statistics, Harvard University, 2009
  • MA in Economics, Claremont Graduate University, 2005
  • MA in Political Science, Peking University, 2002
  • BA in Public Administration, Wuhan University, 1999


Dr. Weihua An is Associate Professor of Sociology and Quantitative Theory and Methods and a faculty member of the East Asian Studies Program and Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and a Master's degree in Statistics from Harvard University. His research advances methods for network analysis and causal analysis with applications in economic sociology, medical sociology, and organization studies. He is a recipient of the Clifford Clogg Award from the American Sociological Association for his research in methodology and the Faculty Teaching Award from the Department of Sociology, Emory University. In network analysis, he studies social networks as a medium for social influence, a platform for social prediction, an object of social perception, and a mechanism for social inequality. In causal analysis, he studies matching and propensity score methods, instrumental variable methods, and causal inference under interference. His work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Science Research, Sociological Methodology, Sociological Methods and Research, Social Networks, Network Science, etc.