Research Publications

Light, Michael T. 2021.  “The Declining Significance of Race in Criminal Sentencing: Evidence from US Federal Courts.Social Forces.

Oliver, Pamela E. 2020. “Resisting Repression: The Black Lives Movement in Context.” Racialized Protest and the State: Resistance and Repression in a Divided America, edited by Hank Johnston and Pamela Oliver. Mobilization Series on Social Movements. Routledge.

Johnston, Hank and Pamela E. Oliver. 2020. “Pacification and Resistance in Racialized States: A Comparative View”. Racialized Protest and the State: Resistance and Repression in a Divided America, edited by Hank Johnston and Pamela Oliver. Mobilization Series on Social Movements. Routledge.

Oliver, Pamela E. 2020. “What the Numbers Say About How To Reduce Imprisonment: Offenses, Returns, and Turnover.” Marquette Law Review 103(3): 1073-1127.

Pyne, Jaymes and Eric Grodsky. 2020. “Inequality and Opportunity in a Perfect Storm of Graduate Student Debt.” Sociology of Education 93:20-39.

Quadlin, Natasha, and Jordan A. Conwell.  2020. “Race, Gender, and College Savings: Assessing Economic and Academic Factors.”  Sociology of Education. DOI: 10.1177/0038040720942927.

Dresser, Laura. 2019. “Race in the Heartland:  Wisconsin’s Extreme Racial Disparity.”  This publication uses data from “Race in the Heartland,” written by Colin Gordon.  It is an update of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy’s (COWS) series on the disparities between white and black Wisconsinites.

Besbris, Max, Jacob William Faber, and Patrick Sharkey. 2019. “Disentangling the Effects of Race and Place in Economic Transactions: Findings from an Online Field Experiment.” City & Community 18: 529-55.

Gordon, Colin. 2019. “Race in the Heartland.”  Joint project of the Iowa Policy Project, Policy Matters Ohio, Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), and the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN).

King, Ryan D. and Michael T. Light. 2019. “Have Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing Declined?” Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, edited by M. Tonry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Light, Michael T. and Julia Thomas. 2019. “Segregation and Violence Reconsidered: Do Whites Benefit from Residential Segregation?” American Sociological Review 84: 690-725.

Oliver, Pamela E. 2019. “Engaged Academics As Activist Professionals: Privilege And Humility In Addressing Knowledge Divides.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change.

Leslie, Isaac Sohn and Monica M. White. 2018. “Race and Food: Agricultural Resistance in U.S. History.” Pp. 347-64 in Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations, edited by P. Batur and J. Feagin. New York: Springer.

Light, Michael T. and Joey Marshall. 2018. “On the Weak Mortality Returns of the Prison Boom: Comparing Infant Mortality and Homicide in the Incarceration Ledger.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 59: 3-19.

Peguero, Anthony A., Miner P. “Trey” Marchbanks III, Kay S. Varela, John M. Eason, and Jamilia Blake. 2018. “School Punishment and Education: Racial/Ethnic Disparities with Grade Retention and the Role of Urbanicity.” Urban Education.

Peguero, Anthony A., Miner P. “Trey” Marchbanks III, Kay S. Varela, John M. Eason, and Jamilia Blake. 2018. “Too Strict or Too Lenient?: Examining the Role of School Strictness with Educational and Juvenile Justice Outcomes.” Sociological Spectrum 38:4: 223-242.

White, Monica M. 2018. “Freedom farmers: agricultural resistance and the Black freedom movement.UNC Press Books.

Ahault, Cyrus; Haney, Craig; Sarah Rios; and Brie A. Williams. 2017. “Reducing the Use and Impact of Solitary Confinement in Corrections.International Journal of Prisoner Health, 13(1).

Besbris, Max and Jacob William Faber. 2017. “Investigating the Relationship Between Real Estate Agents, Segregation, and House Prices: Steering and Upselling in New York State.Sociological Forum 32: 850-73.

Eason, John M. 2017. Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Light, Michael T. 2017. “Re-examining the Relationship between Latino Immigration and Racial/Ethnic Violence.” Social Science Research 65: 222-239.

Oliver, Pamela E. 2017. “The Ethnic Dimensions in Social Movements.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly 22 (4): 395–416.

Shannon, Sarah K. S., Christopher Uggen, Jason Schnittker, Melissa Thompson, Sarah Wakefield, and Michael Massoglia. 2017. “The Growth, Scope, and Spatial Distribution of People with Felony Records in the United States, 1948-2010.” Demography 54(5): 1795-818.

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: 290-315.

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

Stull, Valerie, Michael M. Bell, and Mpumelelo Ncwadi. 2016. “Environmental Apartheid: Eco-Health and Rural Marginalization in South Africa.” Journal of Rural Studies. 47(A): 369-380.

Wodtke, Geoffrey, Felix Elwert, and David Harding. 2016. “Neighborhood Effect Heterogeneity by Family Income and Developmental Period. American Journal of Sociology 121(4):1168-1222.

Besbris, Max, Jacob William Faber, Peter Rich, and Patrick Sharkey. 2015. “Effect of Neighborhood Stigma on Economic Transactions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 4994-8.

Emirbayer, Mustafa and Matthew Desmond. 2015. The Racial Order. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Desmond, Matthew and Mustafa Emirbayer. 2015. Race in America. W. W. Norton & Company.

Massoglia, Michael and William Alex Pridemore. 2015. “Incarceration and Health.” Annual Review of Sociology 41: 291-310.

Massoglia, Michael, Paul-Philippe Pare, Jason Schnittker, and Alain Gagnon. 2014. “The Relationship between Incarceration and Premature Adult Mortality: Gender Specific Evidence.” Social Science Research 46: 142-54.

Kurlaender, Michal and Eric Grodsky. 2013. “Mismatch and the Paternalistic Justification for Selective College Admissions.” Sociology of Education 86:294-310.

Massoglia, Michael, Glenn Firebaugh and Cody Warner. 2013. “Racial Variation in the Effect of Incarceration on Neighborhood Attainment.” American Sociological Review 78: 142-165

Oliver, Pamela E. 2013. “Ethnicity, Repression, and Fields of Action in Movement Mobilization,” in Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, and Bert Klandermans, eds., The Changing Dynamics of Contention. University of Minnesota Press.

Massoglia, Michael and Cody Warner. 2011. “The consequences of incarceration: Challenges for scientifically informed and policy-relevant research.” Criminology & Public Policy 10(3): 851-863.

Oliver, Pamela E. 2011. “Data to Bring Justice: Addressing Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.” Forthcoming in Philip Nyden, edited by Leslie Hossfelt, and Gwen Nyden. Public Sociology: Research Action and Change. Pine Forge Press.

Schnittker, Jason, Michael Massoglia, and Christopher Uggen. 2011. “Incarceration and the Health of the African American Community.” DuBois Review 8:133-141

Sharkey, Patrick, and Felix Elwert. 2011. “The Legacy of Disadvantage: Multigenerational Neighborhood Effects on Cognitive Ability.” American Journal of Sociology 116(6):1934–81.

Wodtke, Geoffrey, David Harding, and Felix Elwert. 2011. “Neighborhood Effects in Temporal Perspective: The Impact of Long-Term Exposure to Concentrated Disadvantage on High School Graduation.” American Sociological Review 76(5):713–36.

Grodsky, Eric and Michal Kurlaender. 2010. Equal Opportunity in Higher Education: The Past and Future of California’s Proposition 209. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press.

Desmond, Matthew and Mustafa Emirbayer. 2009. Racial Domination, Racial Progress: The Sociology of Race in America. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Chad Alan Goldberg. 2008. Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen’s Bureau to Workfare. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Massoglia, Michael. 2008. “Incarceration, Health, and Racial Disparities in Health.” Law & Society Review 42(2):275-3

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