Articles and Book Chapters

This is a representative sampling of book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles by UC Davis sociology doctoral students and alumni.


  • Frost, D., LeBlanc, A. J., de Vries, B., Alston-Stepnitz, E., Stephenson, R., & Woodyatt, C. (2017). "Couple-Level Minority Stress: An Examination of Same-Sex Couples’ Unique Experiences." Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
  • de Vries, B., LeBlanc, A. J., Frost, D. M., Alston-Stepnitz, E., Stephenson, R., & Woodyatt, C. R. (2016). The relationship timeline: A method for the study of shared lived experiences in relational contexts. Advances in Life Course Research.
  • LeBlanc, A. J., Frost, D. M., Alston-Stepnitz, E., Bauermeister, J., Stephenson, R., Woodyatt, C. R., & de Vries, B. (2015). Similar Others in Same-Sex Couples’ Social Networks. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-12.
  • Baker, Zeke. “Climate State: Science-State Struggles and the Formation of Climate Science in the US from the 1930s to 1960s.” Social Studies of Science. August, 21, 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0306312717725205.
  • Baker, Zeke. Forthcoming. “Meteorological Frontiers: Climate Knowledge, the West, and Statecraft in the US, 1800-1850.” Social Science History.
  • Hart, Beth. "Hanging In, Stopping Out, Dropping Out: Community College Students in an Era of Precarity" journal Teachers College Record, forthcoming..
  • Kolber, J. 2017. “Having it both ways: White denial of racial salience while claiming oppression.” Sociology Compass 11(2):1–9.
  • Carter, Michael J. and Christopher Lawrence. “Theory Structure.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory, edited by J. Mattingly and J. G. Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., forthcoming.
  • Ryan, Krysti N. 2017. "Examining the Family Transition: How Parents of Gender-Diverse Youth Develop Trans-Affirming Attitudes." Pp 67-96 in Vol. 23, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality among Contemporary Youth: Generation Sex Sociological Studies of Children and Youth edited by P.N. Claster and B. Sampson, Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited


  • Zachary Psick, Jonathan Simon, Rebecca Brown, and Cyrus Ahalt. 2017. Older and incarceration: Policy implications of aging prison populations. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 13(1)
  • Kristin McCarty. “The Need for a Sociological Perspective On Polyamory”. In Ron Den Otter (Ed.), Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: Perspectives on Marital Possibilities. Lexington Books: 147-166.


  • Chaudhary, Ali. Racialized incorporation: The effects of race and generational-status on self-employment propensities and industry-sector prestige in the United States. International Migration Review, 49(2): 318–354.
  • Chaudhary, Ali. Islam and suicide bombings: religiosity, cultural clash and Muslim American attitudes towards politically motivated violence. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
  • Halpin, Brian. Subject to change without notice: Mock schedules and flexible employment in the United States. Social Problems, 62(3): 419–438.


  • Herda, Daniel. Too many immigrants?: Examining alternative forms of immigrant population innumeracy. Sociological Perspectives, 56(2): 213–240.
  • Lo, Ming-Cheng M, & Bahar, Roxana. Resisting the colonization of the lifeworld? Immigrant patients’ experiences with co-ethnic healthcare workers. Social Science Medicine.
  • Shu, Xiaoling, Zhu, Yifei, & Zhang, Zhanxin. Patriarchy, resources and specialization: Marital decision-making power in urban China. Journal of Family Issues.


  • Augusto, Sarah, & Setele, Julie. Militant privatization: The UC Davis pepper spray incident. In Anthony J. Nocella II and David Gabbard (Eds), Policing the campus: Academic repression, surveillance, and the occupy movement. Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Evans, Ethan J. Unequal access: Insurance coverage and immigrant generational status of diverse children. In Patricia Fernández-Kelly & Alejandro Portes (Eds.), Health Care and Immigration: Understanding the Connections. Routledge.
  • Felmlee, Diane, Sweet, Elizabeth, & Sinclair, H. Colleen. Gender rules: Same and cross-gender friendships norms. Sex Roles, 66: 518–529.
  • Haylett, Jennifer. One woman helping another: Egg donation as a case of relational work. Politics and Society, 40(2)
  • Kirkpatrick, L. Owen, & Gallagher, Casey. Low-income housing and the suburban geography of moral panic: The rise of the revanchist fringe? In Christopher Niedt (Ed.), Social justice and the suburbs: History, politics, and prospects. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Liévanos, Raoul S. Certainty, fairness, and balance: State resonance and environmental justice policy implementation. Sociological Forum, 27(2)
  • Okamoto, Dina, Herda, Daniel, & Hartzog, Cassie. Beyond good grades: Immigrant integration in U.S. schools through participation in extracurricular activities. Social Science Research, 42: 155–168.
  • Williams, Monica. Beyond the retributive public: Governance and public opinion on penal policy. Journal of Crime and Justice, 35(1): 93–113.


  • Bakker, Matt. Mexican migration, transnationalism, and the re-scaling of citizenship in North America. Ethnic and Racial Studies 34(1):1–19.
  • Dymsky, Gary, Mohnaty, Lisa, & Hernandez, Jesus. Racial inequality and market dynamics in the subprime/foreclosure crisis: Causes, consequences, and implications for gender inequality. Journal of Feminist Economics.
  • Felmlee, Diane, Hilton, Krysti, & Orzechowicz, David. Romantic attraction and stereotypes of gender and sexuality. In Michele Paludi (Ed.), The Psychology of Love. Praeger.
  • Hernandez, Jesus. Race, market constraints and the housing crisis: A problem of embeddedness. KALFOU: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies.
  • Hernandez, Jesus. Redlining revisited: Mortgage patterns in Sacramento, California, 1930–2004. In Mauel Aalbers (Ed.), Subprime cities: The political economy of mortgage markets. Blackwell Studies in Urban and Social Change.
  • Kirkpatrick, L. Owen, & Gallagher, Casey. Low-income housing and the suburban geography of moral panic: The rise of the revanchist fringe. In C. Niedt (Ed.), Social justice and the suburbs: History, politics, and prospects. National Center for Suburban Studies. Hofstra University.
  • Kirkpatrick, L. Owen, & Smith, Michael Peter. The infrastructural limits to growth: Rethinking the urban growth machine in an age of fiscal uncertainty. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 35(3):477–503.
  • Liévanos, Raoul S., London, Jonathan, & Sze, Julie. Uneven transformations and environmental justice: Regulatory science, street science, and pesticide regulation in California. In Gwen Ottinger & Benjamin Cohen (Eds.) Technoscience, environmental justice, and the spaces between: transforming expert cultures through grassroots engagement. MIT Press.
  • Ovink, Sarah. This ain't my school! Criminality, control, and contradictions in institutional responses to truancy. Qualitative Sociology, 34: 79–99.
  • Ovink Sarah, & Veazey, Brian. More than "getting us through": A case study in cultural capital enrichment of underrepresented minority undergraduates. Research in Higher Education, 52(4): 370–394.
  • Vallas, Steve, Kleinman, Daniel, & Biscotti, Dina. Political structures and the making of U.S. Biotechnology. Fred Block and Matthew Keller (Eds.). In State of innovation: The US government's role in technology development (pp. 57–76). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.


  • Bakehorn, Jill. Women-made pornography. In Ronald Weitzer (Ed). Sex for sale: Prostitution, pornography and the sex industry, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
  • Bakker, Matt. From "the whole enchilada" to financialization: Shifting discourses of migration management in North America. In Martin Gieger & Antoine Pecoud (Eds.), The politics of migration management (pp. 271–294). MacMillan.
  • Biscotti, Dina, Glenna, Leland, Lacy, William, & Welsh, Rick. The "independent" investigator: How academic scientists construct their professional identity in university-industry agricultural biotechnology research collaborations. Economic Sociology of Work.
  • Felmlee, Diane, Orzechowicz, David, & Fortes, Carmen. Fairy tales: Attraction and stereotypes in same-gender relationships. Sex Roles, 68: 226–40.
  • Felts, Erika, & Grodsky, Eric. Academic achievement. In Deborah Carr, Robert Crosnoe, Mary Elizabeth Hughes & Amy Pienta (Ed.). Encyclopedia of the life course and human development.
  • Jones, Melanie T., Barlow, Amy E.L., & Villarejo, Merna. Importance of undergraduate research for minority persistence and achievement in biology. Journal of Higher Education, 81: 82–115.
  • Kirkpatrick, L. Owen. The local politics of embeddedness: Karl Polanyi and the community development movement. In J. Peter Rothe (Ed.), Problematizing the community development paradigm. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Lacy, William, Glenna, Leland, Biscotti, Dina, & Welsh, Rick. Agricultural biotechnology, socioeconomic effects, and the fourth criterion. In A. Seidel (Ed.), Wiley encyclopedia of industrial biotechnology.
  • Liévanos, Raoul S., & London, Jonathan, & Sze, Julie. Uneven transformations and environmental justice: Regulatory science, street science, and pesticide regulation in California. In Gwen Ottinger & Benjamin Cohen (Eds.), Technoscience, environmental justice, and the spaces between: Transforming expert cultures through grassroots engagement. MIT Press.
  • Niyogi, Sanghamitra. Bengali-American fiction in immigrant identity work. Cultural Sociology.
  • Okamoto, Dina, & Ebert, Kimberly. Beyond the ballot box: Immigrant collective action in gateways and new destinations. Social Problems.
  • Okamoto, Dina, Ebert, Kimberly, & Violet Carla. ¿El campeón de los Hispanos? Comparing the coverage of Latino/a collective action in Spanish- and English-language newspapers. Latino Studies.
  • Orzechowicz, David. “Fierce bitches on tranny lane: Sexuality, culture, and the closet in theme park parades.” Research in the Sociology of Work, 20: 227–252.
  • Pleau, Robin. Gender differences in postretirement employment. Research on Aging 32(3): 267–303
  • Rude, Jesse, & Herda, Daniel. Best friends forever? Race and the stability of adolescent friendships. Social Forces.
  • Welsh, Rick, Glenna, Leland, Lacy, William, & Biscotti, Dina. Close enough but not too far: Assessing the effects of university-industry research relationships and the rise of academic capitalism. Research Policy.


  • Beamish, Thomas, & Luebbers, Amy. Alliance-building across social movements: Bridging difference in a peace and justice coalition. Social Problems, 56(4).
  • Block, Fred, & Keller, Matthew. Where do innovations come from? Changes in the U.S. economy, 1970–2006. Socio-Economic Review, 7(3): 459–483.
  • Hernandez, Jesus. Redlining revisited: Mortgage patterns in Sacramento, California, 1930–2004. Symposium on the Sociology and Geography of Mortgage Markets. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33(2): 291–313.
  • Keller, Matthew. Commissioning legitimacy: The global logics of national violence commissions in the 20th century. Politics & Society, 37(3): 352–396.
  • McCarthy, Bill, Williams, Monica, & Hagan John. Homeless youth and the transition to adulthood. In Andy Furlong (Ed.), Handbook of youth and young adulthood (pp. 232–239). London: Routledge,
  • Mermis-Cava, Jonathan. An anchor and a sail: Christian meditation as the mechanism for a pluralist religious society. Sociology of Religion, 70(4): 432–453.
  • Palmer, Don, Dick, Brian, & Freiburger, Nate. Rigor and relevance in organization studies. Journal of Management Inquiry 18(4): 265–272.
  • Shilling, Fraser, London, Jonathan, & Liévanos, Raoul S. Marginalization by collaboration: Environmental justice as a third party in and beyond CALFED. Environmental Science and Policy, 12(6): 694–709.
  • Shu, Xiaoling, & Zhu, Yifei. The quality of life in China. Social Indicators Research, 92: 191–225.


  • Alkon, Alison, & Traugot, Michael. Place matters, but how? Rural identity, environmental decision making, and the social construction of place. City and Community 7(2): 97–112.
  • Haynes, Bruce, & Hernandez, Jesus. Monopolistic group closure and the dark side of social capital. In Talia Blokland & Mike Savage (Eds.) Networked urbanism. Ashgate Press.
  • Kurlaender, Michal, & Felts, Erika. Bakke beyond college access: Investigating racial/ethnic differences in college completion. In P. Marin and C. Horn (Eds.), Realizing Bakke’s legacy (pp. 110–141). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
  • London, Jonathan, Sze, Julie, & Liévanos, Raoul S. Problems, Promise, progress, and perils: Critical reflections on environmental justice policy implementation in California. UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 26(2): 255–289.
  • McCarthy Bill, & Casey, Teresa. Love, sex and crime: Adolescent romantic relationships and offending. American Sociological Review, 73(6): 944–969.
  • Orzechowicz, David. Privileged emotion managers: The case of actors. Social Psychology Quarterly, 71: 143–56.
  • Palmer, Don, Biggart, Nicole, & Dick, Brian. Is the new institutionalism a theory? In Royston Greenwod, Christine Oliver, Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson, & Roy Suddaby (Eds.), Handbook of organizational institutionalism (pp. 739-768). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Smith, Michael Peter, & Bakker, Matt. Citizenship across borders: The political transformation of el migrante. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Villarejo, M., Barlow, A., Kogen, D., Brian Veazey, and J. Sweeny. Encouraging minority undergraduates to choose science careers: Career paths survey results. CBE-Life Sciences Education 7(4), pp. 394–409
  • Warren, John Robert, Grodsky, Eric, & Felts, Erika. Social stratification and testing in American education. Annual Review of Sociology, 34: 385–404.


  • Glenna, Leland, Welsh, Rick, Lacy, William B., & Biscotti, Dina. Industry perceptions of university-industry relationships related to agricultural biotechnology research. Rural Sociology 72(4): 608–631.
  • Grodsky, Eric, & Jones, Melanie. Real and imagined barriers to college entry: Perceptions of cost. Social Science Research, 36: 745–766.
  • Kirkpatrick, L. Owen. The two "logics" of community development: Neighborhoods, markets, and community development corporations. Politics and Society 35(2): 329–359.
  • Moorehead, Robert. Ethnic boundary enforcers: Conceptualizing Japanese teachers’ treatment of migrant Latino parents. Shakai Fukushi Kenky_ (Social Welfare Studies), 9: 77–87.
  • Moorehead, Robert. Teaching and learning across an ethnic divide: Peruvian parents and a Japanese school. Imin Kenky_ (Immigration Studies), 3: 89–104.
  • Shu, Xiaoling, Zhu, Yifei, & Zhang Zhanxin. Global economy and gender inequalities: The case of the urban Chinese labor market. Social Science Quarterly 88(3): 1307–1332.
  • Silva, Eric. Public accounts: Defending contested practices. Symbolic Interaction 30(2): 245–265.