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Quincy Thomas Stewart

Associate Professor of Sociology

Speciality Area(s)

Aging and the life Course; Computational Social Science; Demography; Inequality/Stratisification; Medical Sociology and Health; Quantitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Theory 

Area(s) of Interest

Formal Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Health and Morality; Agent Based Modeling 

Relevant Link

Institute for Policy Research


Quincy Thomas Stewart is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. He is interested in the dynamic processes that create inequalities in socioeconomic status, health and mortality. Stewart has published on quantitative methods for studying inequality, the estimation of mortality, and on racial and ethnic disparities in socioeconomic status, health and mortality.

His current work includes: 1) analyzing racial inequality using agent-based models, 2) examining the role of disease prevalence in mortality outcomes, and 3) analyzing racial disparities in attitudes, socioeconomic status and health outcomes.

Professor Stewart completed his undergraduate training (B.S) in Interdisciplinary Studies at Norfolk State University (1996). He completed his Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania (2001). He was a 2006 recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research fellowship at the University of Michigan. Before joining Northwestern in 2011, Professor Stewart was on the faculty at Indiana University for 9 years as a member of the Department of Sociology.

Courses Taught

SOCIOL 101: Freshman Seminar: Experience of Racial Inequality

SOCIOL 208: Race & Society Syllabus

SOCIOL 276: Intro Topics in Sociology: Race & Society

SOCIOL 400: Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Software Syllabus

SOCIOL 401-1: Statistical Analysis of Social Data: Regression Analysis Syllabus

SOCIOL 401-2: Statistical Analysis of Social Data II Syllabus

SOCIOL 476: Topics in Sociological Analysis: Theories of Race and Ethnicity Syllabus

SOCIOL 476: Demography: Methods of Population Analysis Syllabus


Race in the Machine: A Novel Account
Stanford, CA: Redwood Press. 2023

“The Color of Death: Race, Skin Tone, and All-Cause Mortality in the United States”
With Ryon J. Cobb and Verna Keith; Ethnicity & Health, 2020

“Race, Methodology and Social Construction in the Genomic Era”
With Tukufu Zuberi and Evelyn J. Patterson; The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015

"The Cause-Deleted Index: Estimating Cause of Death Contributions to Mortality"
Mathematical Population Studies: An International Journal of Mathematical Demography
Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, Routledge, 2011

"Is it Race, Immigrant Status, or Both? An Analysis of Wage Disparities among Men in the United States"
With Jeffrey C. Dixon; International Migration Review, 2010

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