Andrew Papachristos

Professor (Adjunct) of Law

(spring term)


Andrew V. Papachristos is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University, and has a secondary appointment in the Yale School of Public Health. He is also a faculty fellow at Yale’s Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, a faculty affiliate at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and a faculty affiliate at the Yale Institute for Network Science. 

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007

M.A., University of Chicago, 2000

B.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1998

Courses Taught


  • Guns in the United States

Andrew V. Papachristos is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University, and has a secondary appointment in the Yale School of Public Health. He is also a faculty fellow at Yale’s Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, a faculty affiliate at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and a faculty affiliate at the Yale Institute for Network Science. His research focuses on social networks, neighborhoods, street gangs, and interpersonal violence.

In 2012, the National Science Foundation awarded Papachristos an Early CAREER award to examine how violence spreads through high-risk social networks in four cities. He is also involved in the evaluation and implementation of several violence reduction strategies, most notably the Project Safe Neighborhoods and the Group Violence Reduction Strategy in Chicago. Prior to his Yale appointment, he has been the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Harvard University and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Loyola University of Chicago.