Student Research


Selected publications & collaboration with faculty for current students and recent graduates

Adamczyk, A. and Brittany Hayes. 2012. "Religion and Sexual Behaviors: Understanding the Influence of Islamic Cultures and Religious Affiliation for Explaining Sex Outside of Marriage." American    Sociological Review 77: 723-746

Altman, Claire E., Jennifer Van Hook, and Jonathan Gonzalez.  2016.  “Becoming Overweight Without Gaining a Pound: Weight Evaluations and the Social Integration of Mexicans in the United States.”  International Migration Review.

Altman, Claire E., Jennifer Van Hook, and Marianne Hillemeier.  2016.  “What does self-rated health mean? Changes and variations in the association of obesity with objective and subjective components of self-rated health.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 57(1): 39-58.

Bachan LK. Anticipatory child fostering and household economic security in Malawi. Demographic Research. 2014 Apr 10(30):1157-1188.

Baker, Elizabeth H. and Claire E. Altman.  2015.  "Maternal Ratings of Child Health and Child Obesity, Variations by Mother's Race/Ethnicity and Nativity," Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(5): 1000-9.

Bradley-Engen, Mindy and Jeffery T. Ulmer.  2009.  “Social Worlds of Stripping: Processual Order and Commitment in Exotic Dance Establishments.” The Sociological Quarterly 50(1):29-60.

Dollhopf, Erica J., Christopher P. Scheitle, and John D. McCarthy. 2015. “Initial Results from a Survey of Two Cohorts of Religious Nonprofits.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54(1): 156-165.

Dollhopf, Erica J. and Christopher P. Scheitle. 2013. Decline and Conflict: Causes and Consequences of Leadership Transitions in Religious Congregations.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52(4): 675-697.

Farrell, Chad and Glenn Firebaugh. 2016. “Is Immigrant Neighborhood Inequality Less Pronounced in Suburban Areas?” Social Science Research 57:161-76.

Gurrentz, Benjamin T. 2014. “God is ‘Color-blind’: The Problem of Race in a Diverse Christian Fraternity.” Critical Research on Religion 2(3): 246-264.

Gurrentz, Benjamin T. 2014. “A Brotherhood of Believers’: Religious Identity and Boundary-work in a Christian Fraternity.” Sociology of Religion 75 (1): 113-135.

Hall, Matthew and Emily Greenman. 2015. “The Occupational Risk of Being Illegal I the United States: Legal Status, Job Hazard, and Compensating Differentials.” International Migration Review 49:406-442.

Hall, Matthew and Kyle Crowder. 2014. “Native Out-Migration and Neighborhood Immigration in New Destinations.” Demography 51:2179-2202.

Hall, Matthew, Laura Tach, and Barrett A. Lee. 2016. “Trajectories of Ethnoracial Diversity in American Communities, 1980-2010.” Population and Development Review 42:3271-297

Hall, Matthew. 2013. “Residential Integration on the New Frontier: Immigrant Segregation in Established and New Destinations.” Demography 50:1873-1896.

Hall, Matthew. 2013. “Residential Integration on the New Frontier: Immigrant Segregation in Established and New Destinations.” Demography 50:1873-96.

Hannscott, Lauren. 2016. “Individual and Contextual Socioeconomic Status and Community Satisfaction.” Urban Studies 53:1727-44.

Jacobson, Wade C. and Cecily Hardaway. (in press) “Heterogeneity in Research on African American Boys and Men: Focusing on Resilience, Social Networks, and Community Violence.” In Boys and Men in African American Families, edited by L Burton, D Burton, SM McHale, V King, & J Van Hook. NY: Springer.

James SL. Variation in trajectories of women's marital quality. Social Science Research. 2015 49 (Jan):16-30.

James SL, Amato PR. Self-Esteem and the Reproduction of Social Class. Social Science Quarterly. 2013 Dec;94(4):933-955.

Kane, Jennifer B., S. Philip Morgan, Kathleen Mullan Harris, & David Guilkey. In Press.  “The Educational Consequences of Teen Childbearing.” Demography.

Kane JB. An integrative model of inter- and intragenerational preconception processes influencing birthweight in the United States. J Health Soc Behav. 2015 Jun;56(2):246-61.

Kane, Jennifer B. 2013. “A Closer Look at the Second Demographic Transition in the US:  Evidence of Bidirectionality from a Cohort Perspective (1982-2006).” Population Research and Policy Review 32(1): 47-80.

Kane JB, Frisco ML. Obesity, school obesity prevalence, and adolescent childbearing among US young women. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Jul;88:108-15

Ledwell, M., & King, V. (2013). Bullying and Internalizing Problems: Gender Differences and the Buffering Role of Parental Communication. Journal of Family Issues.

Light, Michael and John Iceland. 2016. “The Social Context of Racial Boundary Negotiations: Segregation, Hate Crime, and Hispanic Racial Identification in Metropolitan America.” Sociological Science 3:61-84.

Light, Michael T. and Jeffery T. Ulmer. 2016.  “Explaining the Gaps in White, Black and Hispanic Violence Since 1990: Accounting for Immigration, Incarceration, and Inequality.” American Sociological Review 81(2):290-315.

Light, Michael T. 2016. “The Punishment Consequences of Lacking National Membership in Germany, 1998-2010.” Social Forces 94: 1385-1408

Martin, Andrew W. 2008. “The Institutional Logic of Union Organizing and the Effectiveness of Social Movement Repertoires.” American Journal of Sociology113: 1067-1103.

Mitchell, Katherine Stamps. 2013. “Pathways of Children's Long-Term Living Arrangements: A Latent Class Analysis.” Social Science Research, 42(5), 1284-96.

Noah, Aggie J., Nancy S Landale, and Corey S Sparks. (2015). How Does the Context of Reception Matter? The Role of Residential Enclaves in Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy among Mexican-origin Mothers. Maternal and Child Health Journal 19: 1825-1833.

Noah, Aggie J. and Nancy S. Landale. (forthcoming). Behavioral functioning among Mexican-origin children: The roles of parental legal status and neighborhood context. Research in the Sociology of Health Care 35.

Noah AJ. Putting Families Into Place: Using Neighborhood-Effects Research and Activity Spaces to Understand Families. J Fam Theory Rev. 2015 Dec;7(4):452-467.

Pragg, Brianne and Chris Knoester. 2015. “Parental Leave Use among Disadvantaged Fathers.” Journal of Family Issues OnlineFirst. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X15623585.

Reyes, Adriana M. and Melissa Hardy. 2015.  “Health Insurance Instability Among Older Immigrants: Region of Origin Disparities in Coverage.” J Gerontol: Soc Sci,70(2):303-13. 

Reyes, Adriana and Melissa Hardy.2014). "Another health insurance gap:  Gaining and Losing coverage among natives and immigrants at older ages."  Social Science Research 43:145-156.

Scheitle, Christopher P. and Roger Finke.  2012   Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America’s Religious Landscape. Oxford University Press

Sharp, Gregory, Justin Denney, and Rachel Kimbro. 2015. “Multiple Contexts of Exposure: Activity Spaces, Residential Neighborhoods, and Self-Rated Health.” Social Science & Medicine 146:204-13.

Sharp, Gregory and Matthew Hall. 2014. “Emerging Forms of Racial Inequality in Homeownership Exit, 1968-2009.” Social Problems 61:427-47.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Jessica Heckert. 2013. “Does the Orphan Disadvantage “Spill Over”? An analysis of whether living in an area with a higher concentration of orphans is associated with children’s school enrollment in sub-Saharan Africa.” Demographic Research, 28, 1167-1198..

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. Maternal reading skills and child mortality in Nigeria: a reassessment of why education matters. Demography. 2013 Oct;50(5):1551-61.

Smith-Greenaway E, Trinitapoli J. Polygynous contexts, family structure, and infant mortality in sub-saharan Africa. Demography. 2014 Apr;51(2):341-66.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. Mothers' reading skills and child survival in Nigeria: examining the relevance of mothers' decision-making power. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Nov;97:152-60.

 Smith-Greenaway E, Thomas K. Exploring Child Mortality Risks Associated with Diverse Patterns of Maternal Migration in Haiti. Popul Res Policy Rev. 2014 Dec;33(6):873-895.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily, Leon, Juan, and David Baker. 2012. Understanding the Association between Maternal Education & Use of Health Services in Ghana: Exploring the Role of Health Knowledge, Journal of Biosocial Science, 1(1): 1-15.

Walker, Edward T. 2014.Grassroots for Hire: Public   Affairs Consultants in American Democracy. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press

Warner, Cody. "On the move: Incarceration, race, and residential mobility." Social science research 52 (2015): 451-464.