Journal Articles Published (last five years)

Faculty members in the Department of Sociology have collectively written more than 250 articles published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Research studies by UC Davis Department of Sociology faculty members have made significant contributions to scientific literature. Research studies by our faculty members have been published in American Sociological Review; Annual Review of Sociology; Demographic Research; Demography; Human Relations; Journal of Health and Social Behavior; Population Research and Policy Review; Research in Social Stratification and Mobility; Social Forces; Social Problems; Social Science Quarterly; Social Science Research; Sociological Perspectives; and other journals. The research findings of our faculty members also have been published in scholarly journals in other professional fields, including Behavioral Scientist; Brooklyn Law Review; Criminal Justice Policy Review; Criminology; Engineering Project Organization Journal; Law & Policy; Maternal and Child Health Journal; Social Science & Medicine; Twin Research and Human Genetics; and periodicals in other fields to which they have offered their valuable insights. Several research clusters within the Department of Sociology foster collaboration among faculty members and graduate researchers.


Hibel, Jacob, and Daphne Penn. 2020. “Bad Apples or Bad Orchards? An Organizational Analysis of Educator Cheating on Standardized Accountability Tests.” Sociology of Education.

Lo, Ming-Cheng, and Yun Fan. 2020. “Brightening the dark side of “linking social capital”? Negotiating conflicting visions of post-Morakot reconstruction in Taiwan.” Theory and Society.


Block, Fred. 2019. “Financial Democratization and the Transition to Socialism” Politics & Society.

Halfmann, Drew. 2019. “Political Institutions and the Comparative Medicalization of Abortion.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 60(2): 138–152.

Hamilton, Erin R., Jo Mhairi Hale, and Robin Savinar. 2019. “Immigrant Legal Status and Health: Legal Status Disparities in Chronic Conditions and Musculoskeletal Pain among Mexican-Born Farm Workers in the U.S.” Demography 56(1): 1-24.  

Lawrence, Christopher J. and Stephanie L. Mudge. 2019. “Movement to Market, Currency to Property: the Rise and Fall of Bitcoin as an Anti-State Movement.” Socio-Economic Review 17(1): 1-26.

León, Claudia Masferrer, Erin R. Hamilton, and Nicole Denier. 2019. “Immigrants in their Parental Homeland: Half a Million U.S.-born Minors Settle throughout Mexico.” Demography 56(4): 1453-1461.

Meagher, Kelsey, and Xiaoling Shu. 2019. “Trends in U.S. Gender Attitudes in 1977-2018: Gender and Educational Disparities. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 5: 1–3.

Patler, Caitlin, Jeffrey O. Sacha, and Nicholas Branic. 2019. “Solitary Confinement Practices in a Subset of U.S. Immigrant Detention Facilities.” Journal of Population Research 35(4): 435-465. 


Finnigan, Ryan, and Jo Mhairi Hale. 2018. “Working 9 to 5? Union Membership and Work Hours and Schedules.” Social Forces 4(1): 1541–1568.

Finnigan, Ryan. 2018. “Varying Weekly Work Hours and Earnings Instability in the Great Recession.” Social Science Research 74: 96–107.

Glencross, Andrew, and David M. McCourt. 2018. “Living Up to a New Role in the World: Challenges and Contradictions of ‘Global Britain.”’ Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs 62(4): 582-597.

Hagan, John, Bill McCarthy, Daniel Herda, and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher. 2018 “A Dual Process Theory of Racial Isolation, Legal Cynicism, and Reported Crime.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(28): 7190-7199.

Herda, Daniel, and Bill McCarthy. 2018. “No Experience Required: Violent Crime and Anticipated, Vicarious, and Experienced Racial Discrimination.” Social Science Research 70: 115-130.

Lo, Ming-Cheng M., and Emerald Nguyen. 2018. “Caring and Carrying the Cost: Hispanic Nurses’ Challenges and Strategies for Working with Co-ethnic Patients.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 4(1): 149–71.

McCarthy, Bill, Angela Carter, Cecilia Benoit, Mikael Jansson, and Ryan Finnegan. 2018. “Poverty, Material Hardship, and Mental Health among Workers in Three Front-line Service Occupations.” Journal of Poverty 22(4): 334-354. 

Mudge, Stephanie L., and Antoine Vauchez. 2018. “Modeling the European Economy: The Necessity of Calculating Europe.” Historical Social Research 43(3): 248-73.  

Patler, Caitlin. 2018. “To Reveal or Conceal: How Diverse Undocumented Youth Navigate Legal Status Disclosure.” Sociological Perspective 61(6): 857-873.

Patler, Caitlin, and Whitney N. Laster Pirtle. 2018. “From Undocumented to Lawfully Present: Do Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing Among Latino Immigrant Young Adults?Social Science & Medicine 199(1): 39-48.

Shu, Xiaolingand Kelsey D. Meagher. 2018. “Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution: Historical and Cohort Dynamics in Gender Attitudes from 1977-2016.” Social Forces 96(3): 1243-1274. 


Brady, David, Ryan Finnigan, and Sabine Huebgen. 2017. “Rethinking the Risks of Poverty: Prevalences and Penalties in Comparative Perspective.” American Journal of Sociology 123(3): 740–786.

Hall, John R. 2017. “Bauman liquide” / “Liquid Bauman.” Socio: La nouvelle revue des sciences sociales 8: 59-72.

Hall, Matthew, and Jacob Hibel. 2017. “Latino Students and White Migration from School Districts, 1980-2010.” Social Problems 64: 457-475.

Shauman, Kimberlee A. 2017. “Gender differences in the early employment outcomes of STEM doctorates.” Social Sciences 6(1), 24.


Alexander, Michael Scott, and Bruce Haynes (eds). 2016. American Jewish History 100(1).

Felmlee, Diane, and Robert Faris. 2016. "Toxic ties: Networks of friendship, dating, and cyber victimization." Social Psychology Quarterly 79(3): 243-262.

Hall, John R. 2016. “Social futures of global climate change: a structural phenomenology.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 4: 1-45

Hibel, Jacob, Daphne M. Penn, and R.C. Morris. 2016. “Ethnoracial Concordance in the Association between Academic Self-Efficacy and Achievement during Elementary and Middle School.” Sociological Studies of Children & Youth 20: 31-63.

McCourt, David M. 2016. “Practice Theory and Relationalism as the New Constructivism.” International Studies Quarterly 60(3): 475-485.

Shauman, Kimberlee A. 2016. "Gender differences in the early career outcomes of college graduates: The influence of sex-type of degree field across four cohorts." RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(4), 152–193.

U, Eddy. 2016. “Rise of Marxist Classes: Bureaucratic Classification and Class Formation in Early Socialist China.” European Journal of Sociology 57(1): 1–29.


Lo, Ming-Cheng M. 2015. “Conceptualizing ‘Unrecognized Cultural Currency’: Bourdieu and Everyday Resistance among the Dominated.” Theory and Society 44(2): 125-152.

Smith, Jeffrey A., and Robert Faris. 2015. "Movement without mobility: Adolescent status hierarchies and the contextual limits of cumulative advantage." Social Networks 40: 139-153.

U, Eddy. 2015. “What was the Petty bourgeoisie? Cultural Positioning and Reification of Marxist classes in Early PRC Discourse.” Modern China 41(6): 575–602.

Xie, Yu, Michael Fang, and Kimberlee A. Shauman. 2015. "STEM Education." Annual Review of Sociology 41: 331-357.



  • Xie, Y., Fang, M., & Shauman, K. A. (2015) "STEM Education." Annual Review of Sociology 41: 331-357.