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Books Published by Graduate Students

Books published (since 2000) by UCD sociology students and graduates

(Based on dissertation research conducted at UC Davis)


Ara Francis. (2008) Family Trouble: Middle-Class Parents, Children’s Problems, and the Disruption of Everyday Life. Rutgers University Press.


Carolina Apesoa-Varano. (2008) Conflicted Health Care: Professionalism and Care in an Urban Hospital. Vanderbilt University Press. (with Charles Varano)


Alison Alkon. (2008) Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy. University of Georgia Press.

Andreana Clay. (2004) The Hip Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post-Civil Rights Politics. New York University Press.

Anna Muraco. (2004) Odd Couples: Friendship at the Intersection of Sex and Sexual Orientation. Duke University Press.

Eileen Otis. (2003) Serving People: The Gender of Work in China’s Emergent Globalized Service Sector. Stanford University Press. Recipient, Best Book Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association, 2013.


John Dale. (2003) Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability. University of Minnesota Press.

Bindi Shah. (2002) Laotian Daughters: Working Toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice.Temple University Press.

Clare Stacey. (2004) The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides. Cornell University Press.

Recipient, Recent Contributions Award for Best Book, Sociology of Emotions Section, American Sociological Association, 2012


Castellano, UrsulaOutsourcing Justice: The Role of Nonprofits in Pretrial Release Programs. FirstForum Press. (Ph.D. 2005)

Freedman, LoriWilling and Unable: Doctors’ Constraints in Abortion Care. Vanderbilt University Press. (Ph.D. 2008)


Neuwirth, EsteeThe Good Temp. Cornell University/ILR Press, with Vicki Smith. (Ph.D. 2004)

Shefner, JonThe Illusion of Civil Society: Democratization and Community Mobilization in Low Income Mexico. Penn State University Press. (Ph.D. 1997)


Bakker, MattCitizenship Across Borders: The Political Transnationalism of El Migrante. Cornell University Press, with Michael Peter Smith. Recipient, Outstanding Book Award, Global Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2008. (ABD)


McDonald, Katrina BellEmbracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. (Ph.D. 1995)


Bickham-Mendez, JenniferFrom the Revolution to the Maquiladoras: Gender, Labor, and Globalization in Nicaragua. Duke University Press. Recipient, Distinguished Book Award, Political Economy of the World Systems Section, American Sociological Association, 2008; Honorable Mention, Global Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2008. (Ph.D. 1999)

Reich, JenniferFixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System. Routledge. Recipient, Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award, American Sociological Association, Race, Gender, and Class Section, 2007; Finalist, C. Wright Mills Award, SSSP, 2006. (Ph.D. 2002)


Sullivan, MaureenThe Family of Woman: Lesbian Mothers, Their Children, and the Undoing of Gender. University of California Press. (Ph.D. 1999)


Bettie, JulieWomen Without Class: Girls, Race, and Identity. University of California Press. Recipient, Distinguished Book Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association, 2004; AESA Critics Choice Award, American Educational Studies Association. (Ph.D. 1997)

Dunn, JenniferCourting Disaster: Intimate Stalking, Culture, and Criminal Justice. Aldine de Gruyter. Recipient, Charles Horton Cooley Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2005. (Ph.D. 1999)

Kendall, LoriHanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online. University of California Press. (Ph.D. 1998)

Menjivar, CeciliaFragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America. University of California Press. Recipient, William J. Goode Book Award, American Sociological Association, Family Section, 2001; Honorable Mention, Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award, International Migration Section, ASA, 2001; CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2002. (Ph.D. 1992)

Nurse, AnneFatherhood Arrested: Parenting from Within the Juvenile Justice System. Vanderbilt University Press (Ph.D. 1999)


Allahyari, RebeccaVisions of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community. University of California Press. (Ph.D. 1995)

Bjorklund, DianeInterpreting the Self: Two Hundred Years of American Biography. University of Chicago Press. (Ph.D. 1993)