David Weakliem received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. After teaching at Cornell University and Indiana University, he came to UConn in 1994 and is now Professor of Sociology. He has had fellowships at Nuffield College (Oxford University), the Australian National University, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1996-7. He was deputy editor of the American Sociological Review in 1997-2001, and since 2012 has been editor-in-chief of Comparative Sociology. His main research interests are in political sociology (especially public opinion), social stratification, and quantitative methods. He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Model Selection and Hypothesis Testing in the Social Sciences. He is also conducting research on public attitudes towards redistribution from the rich, and on national differences in the trends in top incomes.