Reuben J. Thomas
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology & Criminology
The University of New Mexico
1915 Roma NE Suite 1103
Albuquerque, NM 87131-001
Office: Social Sciences Building, Room 1070
My most current CV
Thomas, Reuben J. "Online Exogamy Reconsidered: Estimating the Internet's Effects on Racial, Educational, Religious, Political and Age Assortative Mating."
Thomas, Reuben J. "Romantic Opportunity Hoarding: Stratified Differences in How Couples Meet."
Thomas, Reuben J. 2014. "Online Dating Can Change The World, But So Far It Hasn't." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
Rosenfeld, Michael J. and Reuben J. Thomas. 2012. "Searching for a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary." American Sociological Review 77,4:523-47.
Rosenfeld, Michael J. and Reuben J. Thomas. 2009. How Couples Meet and Stay Together, Wave I: Public version 1.01 [Computer file]. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Libraries, 2009-11-01.
England, Paula and Reuben J. Thomas. 2006. "The Decline of the Date and the Rise of the College Hook Up." in Arlene Skolnick
and Jerome Skolnick (ed.) Family in Transition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
[Reprinted 2009 in Susan J. Ferguson (ed.) Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology. New York: McGraw Hill.]
Thomas, Reuben J. "Sources of Friendship and Structurally-Induced Homophily Across the Life Course."
Thomas, Reuben J. "Geographic Mobility and Homophily."
O'Neill, Olivia A. and Reuben J. Thomas. "Laugh lines: A Social Network Approach to Emotional Culture of Humor and its Relationship to Performance in a Technology Training Center."
Thomas, Reuben J. and Daniel A McFarland. "Extracurricular Activities as Political Socialization."
Thomas, Reuben J. and Daniel A McFarland. 2010. "Joining Young, Voting Young: The Effects of Youth Voluntary Associations on Early Adult Voting." Working Paper No. 73, The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, Medford, MA.
McFarland, Daniel, James Moody, Jeff A. Smith, David Diehl and Reuben J. Thomas. 2014. "Network Ecology and Adolescent Social Structure." American Sociological Review 79,6:1088-121.
McFarland, Daniel A. and Reuben J. Thomas. 2006. "Bowling Young: How Youth Voluntary Associations Influence Adult Political Participation." American Sociological Review 71,3:401-25.
Thomas, Reuben J. and Noah P. Mark. 2013. "Population Size, Network Density, and the Emergence of Inherited Inequality." Social Forces 92,2:521-44.
BBC News, "Love and dating after the Tinder revolution," Padraig Belton, 2/13/2018
New York Times, "First Comes Tinder, Then Comes Marriage?" Sophia Kercher, 4/19/2017
Business Insider, "Here's how American couples actually meet their significant others," Erin Brodwin, 9/12/2016
Albuquerque Journal, "Couples Navigate Online Dating," Donna Olmstead, 2/8/2015
Atlanta Journal & Constitution, myAJC.com, "New
study: Why cliques flourish in some high schools and not others," Maureen Downey, 11/7/2014
Boston Globe, Uncommon Knowledge, "Inequality: Blame Social Networks?" Kevin Lewis, 8/11/2013
Slate.com, "The Internet Dating Market" Matthew Yglesias, 6/14/2012
Jezebel.com, "You Won't Meet Prince Charming at the Supermarket, No Matter What Crystal Light Says," Anna North, 1/10/2012
The Economist, "Love at First Byte," 12/29/2010