About this Fellow
Richard Breen is Professor of Sociology at Oxford University and a Fellow of Nuffield College. He was previously William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Department, at Yale. He is a Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy (elected 1998), a Member of Academia Europaea (2002), and a Fellow the European Academy of Sociology (2015). His research interests are social stratification and inequality, the application of formal models in the social sciences, and quantitative methods.
- Professor of Sociology and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford
- Professor of Sociology, Queen's University Belfast, 1991 - 1997
- Professor of Sociology, European University Institute, Florence, 1997 - 2001
- Official Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 2001 - 2006
- Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2007
- Professor, Sociology Department, Yale University, 2007
- Professor of Sociology and Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 2015
Sociology Scotland Ireland Wales England Nationalism Studies
Sociology of education with a focus on policy processes and social class equalities.
History, Social History, Women's History, Political History, Economic History, History of Britain.
Applied and theoretical statistics, including causal inference in experiments and observational studies, missing data and multiple imputation, and computational methods such as the EM algorithm and extensions