David Weakliem is the Interim Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.


Weakliem came to UConn in 1994 after teaching at Cornell University and Indiana University. In 1995 he was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University and in 1996-7 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. During 2004-5, he is interim director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

His major research interests are in political sociology, social stratification, and quantitative methods. Weakliem’s current research projects include a study of changes in alienation among different groups in American society (this research is in collaboration with UConn graduate student Casey Borch), a historical study of the role of social class in politics (with Julia Adams of Yale University).