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It is routine for faculty to co-author with students, and nearly every graduate leaves our program with both published research and direct classroom teaching experience. In fact, within a few years in our program, most of our graduate students have the full range of experiences that our faculty have teaching, conducting research, presenting at conferences, submitting work for publication, and serving on the committees that shape our department’s future.


Delehanty, John D. 2016. "Prophets of Resistance: Social Justice Activists Contesting Comfortable Church Culture." Sociology of Religion 77(1):37-58.

Frost, Jacqui. 2016 “Rejecting Rejection Identities: Negotiating Positive Non-religiosity at the Sunday Assembly." In Organized Secularism, edited by Ryan Cragun, Lori Fazzino, and Christel Manning. Accepted, in press. 

Frost, Jacqui and Penny Edgell. 2016  “Distinctiveness Reconsidered: Religiosity, Structural Location, and Understandings of Racial Inequality.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Accepted, in press.

Garnai, Erez. 2016. “In the Chains of Intuition: On Punishment, Deterrence and Prisons in Israel”. Teoria Vebikoret 46 [("Theory and Criticism") [Forthcoming, in Hebrew]

Kojola, Erik and Phyllis Moen. 2016. “No More Lock-Step Retirement: Boomers’ Shifting Meanings of Work and Retirement.” Journal of Aging Studies. (Available online)

Stewart, Evan. 2016. “Simply White: Race, Politics, and Invisibility in Advertising Depictions of Farm Labor.” in Invisible Labor: Hidden Work in the Contemporary World edited by Marion Crain, Winifred Poster and Miriam Cherry. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Stewart, Evan. 2016. “The True (Non) Believer? Atheism and the Atheistic in the United States” in Annual Review of Sociology of Religion Vol 6: Sociology of Atheism edited by Roberto Cipriani and Franco Garelli. London: Brill.

Suh, Stephen. 2016. “Negotiating Masculinity across Borders: A Transnational Examination of Korean American Masculinities.” Journal of Men and Masculinities 1-28.


Ankrava, Arta. 2015. “Trimdas laikraksti: transnacināla telpa nacionālam mērķim [Exile Periodicals: A Transnational Space for a National Goal].” In Latvija ārpus Latvijas: Kultūra, vesture, emigrācija un nacionālā identitāte, Konferences referātu krājums. Pp. 346.-356. Rīga: Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka.

Arriagada, Isabel and Diego Rochow. 2015. "Incarceration in Chile: Prison misrule and rights violation in the penal population.” Annual Human Rights Report. Chapter 4: The Penitentiary System in Chile, 2014. Universidad Diego Portales. Chapter 4: 161-208.

Horowitz, V., KaneRismen, A., Scrivner, E., & Wright, J. 2015. Domestic Report on Children of Incarcerated Caregivers, Minneapolis.

Horowitz, V. 2015. (book review) Can’t Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility. Authors: Susan Sered & Maureen Norton-Hawk. Criminal Justice Review, 40(3) 406-408.

Moen, Phyllis, Anne Kaduk, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Leslie Hammer, Orfeu Buxton, Emily O’Donnell, David Almeida, Kimberly Fox, Eric Tranby, J. Michael Oakes, and Lynne Casper. 2015. “Is Work-Family Conflict a Multilevel Stressor Linking Job Conditions to Mental Health? Evidence from the Work, Family and Health Network.” Pp. 177-217 in Work and Family in the New Economy, vol. 26, edited by Samantha K. Ammons and Erin L. Kelly. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Kojola, Erik. 2015. "(Re)constructing the pipeline: Workers, environmentalists and ideology in media coverage of the Keystone XL Pipeline." Critical Sociology. (Available online)

Mike Vuolo, Chris Uggen, and Sarah Lageson. 2015. “Statistical Power in Experimental Audit Studies: Cautions and Calculations for Paired Tests with Dichotomous Outcomes.” Sociological Methods & Research.

Sarah Lageson, Mike Vuolo, and Chris Uggen. 2015. “Legal Ambiguity in Managerial Assessments of Criminal Records.” Law and Social Inquiry, 40 (1): 175-204.

Hawkins, Daniel, Andrew Lindner, Ryan Larson, and Johnathan Santos. 2015. “Overrating Bruins, Underrating Badgers: Media, Prestige, and College Basketball Rankings." Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization 6(3): 11-26.

Manning, Alex, Douglas Hartmann, and Joseph Gerteis. 2015. "Colorblindness in Black and White: An Analysis of Core Tenets, Configurations, and Complexities.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 1(4): 532-546.

Selmini, Rossella and Suzy McElrath. 2015. “Understanding Trends in Rape across Europe and the US.” The Decline and Fall of Crime and Western Countries, Crime and Justice, vol. 43, edited by Michael Tonry.

Uggen, Christopher, and Robert Stewart. 2015. "Piling On: Collateral Consequences and Community Supervision." Minnesota Law Review, 99:1871-1910.

Suh, Stephen and Kyle Green. 2015. “Tie-in: Culture of Poverty” in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., Getting Culture (New York: W.W. Norton & Co.).

Suh, Stephen and Kyle Green. 2015. “Tie-in: Food as an object of cultural analysis” in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., Getting Culture (New York: W.W. Norton & Co.).

Suh, Stephen, and Kyle Green. 2015. “Tie-in: Zombies and Hipsters: Subcultural life” in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., Getting Culture (New York: W.W. Norton & Co.).

Bian, Y., Zhang, L., Yang, J., Guo, X., Lei, M. 2015. “Subjective Wellbeing of Chinese People: A Multifaceted View”, Social Indicators Research, 121: 75-92.

Hussemann, J., Mortimer, J., Zhang, L. 2015. “Exploring the Correlates of Parental Consent for Child Survey Participation: An Intergenerational Longitudinal Study.” Revise and Resubmit at Public Opinion.


Garnai, Erez. 2014. “Book review: Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System, by Rebecca Tiger.” Law & Society Review, 48 (4): 984-986.

Grineski, Sara, Collins, Tim., Chavez-Payan, Paola, Jimenez, Anthony, Clark-Reyna, Stephanie, Gaines, Marie, & Kim, Young-an. 2014. “Social disparities in children’s respiratory health in El Paso, Texas.”International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(3), 2941-2957.

Kojola, Erik, Chenyang Xiao and Aaron M. McCright. 2014. "Environmental Concerns of Labor Union Members in the United States." The Sociological Quarterly 55: 72-91.

Chris Uggen, Mike Vuolo, Sarah Lageson, Ebony Ruhland, Hilary Whitham. 2014. “The Edge of Stigma: An Experimental Audit of the Effects of Low-level Criminal Records on Employment.” Criminology, 52(4).

Michael Vuolo, Christopher Uggen, and Sarah Lageson. 2014. “Taste Clusters of Music and Drugs: Evidence from Three Analytic Levels.” British Journal of Sociology, 65: 520-54.

Lageson, Sarah. 2014. “Correcting American Corrections, with Francis Cullen, David Garland, David Jacobs, and Jeremy Travis.” Crime and the Punished, edited by Chris Uggen and Doug Hartmann. New York: W.W. Norton.

Sarah Shannon and Sarah Lageson. 2014. "Discovering Desistance. Crime and the Punished, edited by Chris Uggen and Doug Hartmann. New York: W.W. Norton.

Lam, Jack. 2014. “The Long Arm of the Life Course: Adolescent Experiences and the Evaluation of Job Security in Early Adulthood”Research in the Sociology of Work, 25: 127-155.

Lam, Jack, Wen Fan, and Phyllis Moen. 2014.“Is Insecurity Worse for Well-Being in Turbulent Times? Mental Health in Context.” Society and Mental Health, 4(1): 55-73.

Moen, Phyllis, Jack Lam, and Melanie Jackson.2014.“Aging, Families, and the Gendered Life Course.” Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families (second edition), edited by Judith Treas, Jacqueline L. Scott, and Martin P.M. Richards. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 444-463

Lam, Jack, and Kathryn Coursolle. 2014.“Retirement, Emotional Well-Being, and Work-Family Conflict.” In: Michalos A.C. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 5560-5563.

Mortimer, Jeylan, Jack Lam, and Shi-Rong Lee. 2014. “Transformation, Erosion, or Disparity in Work Identity? Challenges During the Contemporary Transition to Adulthood.” Pp. 319-336 in The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development, edited by Kate McLead and Moin Syed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Christopher Uggen and Suzy McElrath. 2014. “Parental Incarceration: What we Know and Where we Need to Go.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 104: 597-604.

Christopher Uggen and Suzy McElrath. 2014. “Six Social Sources of the U.S. Crime Drop.” Pages 3-20 in Crime and the Punished, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen.

Savelsberg, Joachim and Suzy McElrath. 2014. “Crime, Law, and Regime Change.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 10: 259-279.

Zacher, Megan, Hollie Nyseth Brehm, and Joachim Savelsberg. 2014. “NGO's, IO's, and the ICC: Diagnosing and Framing Darfur.” Sociological Forum.

Suh, Stephen. 2014. “Thinking about Trayvon: Privileged Responses and Media Discourse, with Aldon Morris, Charles A. Gallagher, Zenzele Isoke, and Enid Logan” in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., Color Lines and Racial Angles. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.

Suh, Stephen. 2014. “American Immigration and Forgetting, with Yen Le Espiritu, Katherine Fennelly, and Douglas Massey” in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., Color Lines and Racial Angles. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.

Robinson, Rachel Sullivan, Ann Meier, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Joseph Svec. 2014. “Integrating the Demographic and Health Surveys, IPUMS-I, and TerraPopulus to Explore Mortality and Health Outcomes at the District Level in Ghana, Malawi, and Tanzania” African Journal of Population Studies.

Vandormael, A., Newell, M. L., Bärnighausen, T., & Tanser, F. (2014). “Use of antiretroviral therapy in households and risk of HIV acquisition in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2004–12: a prospective cohort study.”The Lancet Global Health, 2(4), e209-e215.

Bian, Yanjie and Lei Zhang. 2014, “Corporate Social Capital in Chinese Guanxi Culture.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 40, special issue on Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks. Guest edited by: Daniel J. Brass, Giuseppe Labianca, Ajay Mehra, Daniel S. Halgin, and Stephen P. Borgatti.

Mortimer, J., Zhang, L., Hussemann, J., Wu, C. 2014. “Parental Economic Hardship and Children’s Achievement Orientations”, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 5(2): 105-128.

Bian, Y., Huang, X., Zhang, L. 2014. “Information and Favoritism: The Network Effect on Wage Income in China”, Social Networks, 40: 129-138.