Recent Graduate Publications

Check out our graduate
awards and achievements.

Our faculty routinely 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.

2023

Phelps, Michelle S., H.N. Dickens, and De Andre’ T. Beadle. 2023. “Are Supervision Violations Filling Prisons? The Role of Probation, Parole, and New Offenses in Driving Mass Incarceration.”  Socius 9: 1–3.

Budhiraja, Kriti, "Infrastructures of Sociality: How Disadvantaged Students Navigate Inequity at the University. 2023 Sociological Forum, 38(1): 257-276. https://doi.org/10.1111/socf.12874

Lee, Mao. 2023. “Paj Xyeem.” Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement, 8(2): 1-13. DOI: 10.7771/2153- 8999.1302

Philips, Miray and Joachim Savelsberg. Forthcoming 2023. “Social Fields, Journalism, and Collective Memory: Reporting on the Armenian Genocide in Legal, Political, and Commemorative Field Events.” Memory Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/17506980231170354

Piehowski, Victoria and Michelle S. Phelps. 2023. “Strong-arm Sobriety: Addressing Precarity through Probation.” Law & Social Inquiry 48(2): 489-516. (First Published Online Sept. 5, 2022.)

 Santaularia, N. Jeanie, Ryan Larson, Christopher E. Robertson, and Christopher Uggen. 2023. “The Mental Health Consequences of George Floyd’s Murder in Minneapolis in Black, Latine, and White Communities.” American Journal of Epidemiology (In Press).

2022

Delp, Christine and Penny Edgell. 2022. "Can Talk Reveal Nondeclarative Culture? Deliberation Strategies in Talking About Social Controversies." Sociological Forum 37(4): 1018-1039.

Stewart, Robert, Brieanna Watters, Veronica Horowitz, Ryan P. Larson, Brian Sargent, and Christopher Uggen. 2022. "Native Americans and Monetary Sanctions." The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 8(2)137-156. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7758/RSF.2022.8.2.07

Warren, John Robert, Lee, Mark, Theresa Osypuk. 2022. "The Validity and Reliability of Retrospective Measures of Childhood Socioeconomic Status in the Health and Retirement Study: Evidence from the 1940 U.S. Census" The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 77, Issue 9, September 2022, Pages 1661–1673, https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbac045

Lee, Mark, Haena Lee, John Robert Warren, Pamela Herd. 2022. "Effect of Childhood Proximity to Lead Mining on Late Life Cognition." SSM-Population Health 17:101037 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35146115/

Philips, Miray, 2022. “We love martyrdom, but we also love life”: Coptic cultural trauma between martyrdom and rights. American Journal of Cultural Socioliology. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41290-022-00162-5

Savelsberg, Joachim and Miray Philips.  2022. "Epistemic Power of Universal Jurisdiction: Spreading Knowledge about Mass Atrocity Crimes." Minnesota Journal of International Law, 31(2): 57-95.

Phelps, Michelle S., Christopher E. Robertson, and Amber Joy Powell. 2022 “We’re Still Dying Quicker Than We Can Effect Change”: #BlackLivesMatter and the Limits of 21st-Century Policing Reform American Journal of Sociology, Volume 127, (3), p. 867-903

Powell, Amber Joy, Sameena Mulla, and Heather R. Hlavka. “Intersectionality in the Courts: Collaborative Feminist Ethnography of Sexual Assault Adjudication.” In Petillo and Hlavka (Eds). Researching Gender-Based Violence: Embodied and Intersectional Approaches. New York University Press. https://doi.org/10.18574/nyu/9781479812219.003.0017

Phelps, Michelle S., Christopher E. Robertson, and Amber Joy Powell. 2022 “We’re Still Dying Quicker Than We Can Effect Change”: #BlackLivesMatter and the Limits of 21st-Century Policing Reform American Journal of Sociology, Volume 127, (3), p. 867-903

Phelps, Michelle S., Ingie Osman, Christopher E. Robertson, and Rebecca Shlafer. 2022. "Beyond “Pains” and “Gains”: Untangling the Health Consequences of Probation." Health and Justice, 10:29.  DOI: 10.1186/s40352-022-00193-7

Rotem, Nir, 2022. "World Society and Field Theory: The Infiltration of Development into Humanitarianism." British Journal of Sociology, Wiley, Vol. 72 (2), p 402-420. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12932

Stewart, Robert, Brieanna Watters, Veronica Horowitz, Ryan P. Larson, Brian Sargent, and Christopher Uggen. 2022. "Native Americans and Monetary Sanctions." The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 8(2)137-156. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7758/RSF.2022.8.2.07

2021

DalCortivo, Anna and Alyssa Oursler. 2021. “We Learned Violence From You”: Discursive Pacification and Framing Contests During the Minneapolis Uprising. Mobilization: An International Quarterly 26(4): 457–474.

DalCortivo, Anna and Alyssa Oursler. 2021. “In the Wake of George Floyd.” The Nation. May 25.

Oursler, Alyssa and Anna DalCortivo. 2021. “The Derek Chauvin Trial Is One Battle in a Wider War.” A Series in The Nation. April 2.

Iztayeva, Aimzhan. 2021. “Single Fathers Before and During the COVID-19 Crisis: Work, Care and Well-Being.” Social Sciences, 10(3). doi.org/10.3390/socsci10030094

Santaaularia, Jeanie, Ryan Larson, and Christopher Uggen. 2021. "Criminal Punishment and Violent Injury in Minnesota." London: Springer Nature, Injury Epidemiology, Vol.8 (1), p.11-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-021-00303-3

Larson, Ryan, Sarah Shannon, Aaron Sojourner, Chris Uggen. 2022. “Felon History and Change in U.S. Employment Rates” Elsevier Inc. Social Science Research, Vol.103, p.102649-102649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2021.102649

Lee, Mark, Andrew Halpern-Manners and John Robert Warren. 2021. “The Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment is Not Increasing in the United States: A Critique of Hale et al. (2020).” Epidemiology. 32:712-716. DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001382

Lee, Mark and Elizabeth Heger Boyle. 2021. “Disciplinary Practices among Orphaned Children in Sub-Saharan Africa.” PLOS One 16(2): e0246578. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246578.

Levesque, Christopher and Jack DeWaard. 2021. "Migration and Migrants in the United States." In Companion to Urban and Regional Studies. Edited by Anthony M. Orum. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 475-496. 

Goldman, Michael, and Devika Narayan. 2021. "Through the Optics of Finance: Speculative Urbanism and the Transformation of Markets” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 45 (2):209-31.doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13012.

Rajasekar, Neeraj. 2021. "Learning the Music and Diversity Scales in My Minneapolis." Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion, edited by Walter R Jacobs. Wendy Thompson Taiwo, Editor Amy August. Minnesota Historical Society. Pp.65-70 

Rotem, Nir, Gad Yair, and Elad Shustak. 2021. “Open the Gates Wider: Affirmative Action and Dropping Out.” Higher Education 81(3):551–66. doi: 10.1007/s10734-020-00556-9.

Sanborne, Erika 2021. "Who Needs a Friend? How Age and Having Someone One Can Count on Explain Subjective Well-Being in India.” Innovation in Aging, Vol 5 (Supplement_l):923-24 https://academic.oup.com/innovateage/article/5/Supplement_1/916/6468159

Wright, M.N. 2021. “It Shouldn’t Be Me or You but Especially Not Them: The Proximity of Black Death and Trauma” Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion, Walt Jacobs, Wendy Thompson, and Editor, Amy August. Minnesota Historical Society.

2020

Knoke, David and Anna Bokun. 2020. “Social Relations and Economy: The Effects of Social Ties and Networks on Economic Behavior.” pp. 70-89 in A Modern Guide to Economic Sociology edited by Milan Zafirovski. UK: EdwardElgar Publishing.
 

Wrigley-Field, Elizabeth, Sarah Garcia, Jonathan P. Leider, Chris Robertson, and Rebecca Wurtz. 2020. "Racial Disparities in COVID-19 and Excess Mortality in Minnesota." Forthcoming in Socius. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.1177/2378023120980918.

Garcia, Sarah and Sara Moorman. 2020. "College Selectivity and Later-Life Cognition: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study." Forthcoming in Research on Aging. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027520927137

Hamilton, Amber M. 2020. "A Genealogy of Critical Race & Digital Studies: Past, Present, and Future." Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 6(3): 292–301.

Heger Boyle, Elizabeth, Miriam King and Sarah Garcia. 2020. "Contextual Data in IPUMS-DHS: Physical and Social Environmental Variables with the Demographic and Health Surveys." Population and Environment, 41: 529-549. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-020-00348-4.

Lee, Mark. (2020) “Obesity Among U.S. Rural Adults: Assessing Selection and Causation with Prospective Cohort Data.” Health and Place 61: 102260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102260.
 

Lee, Mark and Jeylan T. Mortimer. 2020. “Believing and Achieving: Gendered Pathways Toward Upward Educational Attainment in the U.S.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01263- 5.

Piehowski, Victoria. 2020. "Under the punitive aegis: Dependency and the family justice center model." Punishment & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/1462474520972264

Powell, Amber Joy and Michelle Phelps. 2020. "Gendered Racial Vulnerability: How Women Confront Crime and Criminalization." Forthcoming in Law & Society Review.

Book Review: Jennifer Cobbina, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter and How they Changed America: Powell, Amber, Punishment & Society, 1-3, 2020. Link

Savelsberg, Joachim and Amber Joy Powell. 2020. “Political Systems and the Carceral State,” in Handbook of Political Sociology, 2nd edition, edited by Thomas Janoski, Isaac Martin, Joya Misra, and Cedric De Leon. Cambridge University Press

Wrigley-Field, Elizabeth, Sarah Garcia, Jonathan P. Leider, Chris Robertson, and Rebecca Wurtz. 2020. "Racial Disparities in COVID-19 and Excess Mortality in Minnesota." Socius https://doi.org/10.1177/2378023120980918.

Rotem, Nir, Gad Yair, and Elad Shustak. 2020. “Dropping out of Master’s Degrees: Objective Predictors and Subjective Reasons.” Higher Education Research & Development. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2020.1799951.

Yair, Gad, Nir Rotem, and Elad Shustak. 2020. “The Riddle of the Existential Dropout: Lessons from an Institutional Study of Student Attrition.” European Journal of Higher Education 10(4):436–53. doi: 10.1080/21568235.2020.1718518.

Sanborne, Erika. 2020. “Book Review: Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are DONE with Church but Not Their Faith.” Teaching Sociology, 48(3), 249-251. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0092055X20931207  

2019

Savelsberg, Joachim and Brooke Chambers. 2019. “Human Rights and Social Control” in Mathieu Deflem (Editor). The Handbook of Social Control. NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Frost, Jacqui. 2019. "Certainty, Uncertainty, or Indifference? Examining Variation in the Identity Narratives of Nonreligious Americans." American Sociological Review 84(5): 828-850.

Frost, Jacqui. 2019. "Religion for Atheists? Transhumanism, Mindfulness, and Atheist Churches." Forthcoming in The Cambridge History of Atheism, edited by Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse. Cambridge University Press.

Utržan, Damir, Caitlin Curry, & Veronica Horowitz. 2019. “Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing: Analyzing Semi-Structured Interviews Using a Phenomenological Approach”. UK: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Uggen, Chris, Robert Stewart, & Veronica Horowitz. 2018. Why Not Minnesota? Norway, Justice Reform, & 50-Labs Federalism. Federal Sentencing Reporter, 31(1), 5-13.

Horowitz, V. & Chris Uggen. 2018. “Consistency and compensation in mercy: Commutation in the era of mass incarceration.” Social Forces. DOI: 10.1093/sf/soy065.

Tietjen, G., C. Garneau, Veronica Horowitz, & H. Noel. 2018. “Showing Up: The Gendered Effects of Social Engagement on Educational Participation in United States Correctional Facilities.” The Prison Journal 98(3), 359-381.

Ryan Larson. 2019. “Felon Disenfranchisement.” Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends, edited by Mark P. CA: ABC-CLIO.

Ann Meier, Ben Hartmann, & Ryan Larson. 2018. “A Quarter Century of Youth Activity Participation: Inequalities by Race, Class, Gender * Age?” Journal of Youth & Adolescence 47(6): 1299-1316.

Lindner, Andrew & Ryan Larson. 2018. “Regression Analysis.” Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Page, Josh, Victoria Piehowski, & Joe Soss. 2019. “A Debt of Care: Commercial Bail and the Gendered Logic of Criminal Justice Predation.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 5(1), pp.150–172.

Samimian-Darash, Limor & Nir, Rotem. 2018. From Crisis to Emergency: The Shifting Logic of Preparedness. Ethnos.  DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2018.1551239.

Delehanty, Jack, Penny Edgell, & Evan Stewart. 2019. “Christian America? Secularized Evangelical Discourse and the Boundaries of National Belonging.” Social Forces 97(3):1283–1306.

2018

Stewart, Evan, Penny Edgell, and Jack Delehanty. 2018. “The Politics of Religious Prejudice and Tolerance for Cultural Others.” The Sociological Quarterly, 59(1):17–39.

Snell Herzog, Patricia and De Andre’ T. Beadle. 2018. “Emerging Adult Religiosity and Spirituality: Linking Beliefs, Values, and Ethical Decision-Making.” Religions, 9(84).

Van Rheenen, Derek and Jean Marie DeOrnellas, eds. 2018. “Envisioning Scholar-Practitioner Collaborations: Communities of Practice in Education and Sport.” Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Frost, Jacqui and Edgell, Penny. 2018 "Rescuing Nones from the Reference Category: Civic Engagement Among the Non-religious in America." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 47(2): 417-438.

Kojola, Erik. 2018. "Indigeneity, Gender and Class in Decision-Making about Risks from Resource Extraction."

Stewart, Evan, Penny Edgell, and Jack Delehanty. 2018. “The Politics of Religious Prejudice and Tolerance for Cultural Others.” The Sociological Quarterly, 59(1):17–39.