Peter Hedström is the Director of the Institute for Futures Studies. He also holds appointments as Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University, Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, Long-term Non-resident Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, and Global Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at NYU in Abu Dhabi. His research has focused on social networks and their role in explaining various social phenomena. The methodology of the social sciences is another area of interest, and he has been one of the driving forces behind the development of analytical sociology. His current research is focused on segregation processes on labor and housing markets in Sweden.