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Lincoln Quillian

Professor of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest

Urban Sociology, Social Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Research Methods, Demography

Relevant Link

Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop

Institute for Policy Research


Lincoln Quillian received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1997 and formerly was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin. His past work includes studies of neighborhood poverty concentration, internal migration, racial residential segregation, and racial attitudes.  

His current work is focused primarily on two projects.  The first project is a meta-analysis of audit and correspondence studies of racial and ethnic discrimination in labor markets around the world.  The second project analyzes residential mobility patterns to better understand the sources of racial and economic residential segregation in American cities.

Courses Taught

SOCIOL 303: Analysis of Social Data and Interpretation

SOCIOL 325: Sociology of Inequality Syllabus

SOCIOL 401: Statistical Analysis of Social Data: Regression Analysis I Syllabus

SOCIOL 476: Statistical Methods for Hierarchical/Panel Data Syllabus

SOCIOL 476: Urban Sociology and Urban Problems Syllabus


Quillian, Lincoln, John J. Lee, Brandon Honoré.  2020.  “Evidence from Field Experiments in Hiring Shows Substantial Additional Racial Discrimination after the Callback.” Social Forces.  Available online before print, April 7, 2020,

Quillian, Lincoln, John J. Lee, Brandon Honoré.  2020.  “Racial Discrimination in the U.S. Housing and Mortgage Lending Markets:  A Quantitative Review of Trends, 1976-2016.” Race and Social Problems 12(1): 13-28.   

Quillian, Lincoln, Anthony Heath, Devah Pager, Arnfinn Midtbøen, Fenella Fleischmann, Ole Hexel.  2019.  “Do Some Countries Discriminate More than Others?  Evidence from 97 Field Experiments of Racial Discrimination in Hiring.”  Sociological Science 6: 467-496.

Quillian, Lincoln, Devah Pager, Ole Hexel, Arnfinn Midtbøen.  2017.  “Meta-Analysis of Field Experiments shows No Change in Racial Discrimination in Hiring Over Time.”  The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114(41): 10870-10875. (Open access) 

Quillian, Lincoln and Hugues Lagrange. 2016. “Socioeconomic Segregation in Large Cities in France and the United States.”
Demography 53(4):1051–84.

Does Segregation Create Winners and Losers? Residential Segregation and Inequality in Educational Attainment
Social Problems 61(3): 402-426, 2014

Segregation and Poverty Concentration: The Role of Three Segregations
American Sociological Review 77(3): 354-379, 2012

Estimating Risk: Stereotype Amplification and the Perceived Risk of Criminal Victimization
With Devah Pager; Social Psychology Quarterly (ASA), 2010

Walking the Talk? What Employers Say Versus What They Do
With Devah Pager; American Sociological Review, 2005

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