Publications and Grants


(Names in bold are affiliated with the Sociology Department or the Gerontology Institute)


Alvarado, Joel and Charles Jaret. 2009. Building Black-Brown Coalitions in the Southeast: Four African American- Latino Collaborations. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Council.

Downey, Douglas B., James W. Ainsworth and Zhenchao Qian. 2008. “Blacks’ Surprisingly Pro-School Attitudes: Are They Too Good To Be True?” Sociology of Education 82:1-19.

Greif, Meredith J. 2009. “Neighborhood Attachment in the Multiethnic Metropolis.” City & Community 8: 27-45.

Harvey Wingfield, Adia and Joe Feagin. 2009. Yes We Can? White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign. New York: Routledge.

Harvey Wingfield, Adia. 2009. “Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men’s Experiences with Women’s Work.” Gender & Society 23: 5-26.

Jaret, Charles, Ravi Ghadge, Lesley Williams Reid, and Robert M. Adelman. 2009. “The Measurement of Suburban Sprawl: An Evaluation.” City & Community 8: 65-84.

Jaret, Charles and Donald C. Reitzes. 2009. “Currents in a Stream: College Student Identities and Ethnic Identities and Their Relationship with Self-Esteem, Efficacy, and Grade Point Average in an Urban University.” Social Science Quarterly 90: 347-367.

Jaret, Charles, Melissa M. Hayes, and Robert M. Adelman. Forthcoming. “Atlanta’s Future: Convergence or Divergence?” In The Future of Atlanta, edited by David Sjoquist. Boston, MA: Lexington Books.

Konrad, Miriam. 2009. Transporting Atlanta: The Mode of Mobility under Construction. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

LaRossa, Ralph. 2009. “Single-Parent Family Discourse in Popular Magazines and Social Science Journals.”Journal of Marriage and Family 71: 235-239.

LaRossa, Ralph. 2009. “Mythologizing Fatherhood.”NCFR Report: Newsletter of the National Council on Family Relations 54: F3, F4, F6.

LaRossa, Ralph and Jaimie Ann Carboy. 2008. “‘A Kiss for Mother, A Hug for Dad’: The Early 20th Century Parents’ Day Campaign.” Fathering: A Journal of Theory,Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers 6: 249-266.

Logan, J. and Oakley, D. Forthcoming. “Schools Matter: Segregation, Unequal Educational Opportunities and the Achievement Gap in the Boston Region.” AERA Presidential Volume. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

Meeks, Chet. 2010. “LGBTQ Politics in America: An Abbreviated History.” In Stombler, Mindy, Dawn Baunach, Elisabeth Burgess, Denise Donnelly, Denise, Wendy Simonds, and Elroi Windsor. 2010. Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, third edition. Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon. 457-459.

Oakley, Deirdre, Stowell, J. and Logan, J. Forthcoming. “The Impact of Mandated School Desegregation on Black Teachers in the Metropolis: 1970-2000: An Empirical Analysis.” Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Oakley, Deirdre. and Burchfield, K. Forthcoming. “Out of the Projects, Still in the Hood: The Spatial Constraints on Public Housing Residents’ Relocation in Chicago.”Journal of Urban Affairs 31(5).

Roscigno, Vincent, Diana Karafin, and Griff Tester. 2009. “Inequality, Social Closure and the Process of Housing Discrimination.” Social Problems 56(1): 49-69.

Ruel, Erin and Robert S.A. 2009. “A Dynamic Model of Neighborhood SES and Racial Context on Health Disparities.” Sociological Spectrum 29: 443-466.

Ruel, Erin. 2008 “Inheritances.” Sociology of the Life Course Encyclopedia, Cenage, Gale Publications.

Sheff, Elisabeth. 2009. “Strategies in Polyamorous Parenting.” In Barker, Meg and Darren Langdridge, eds.Understanding Non-Monogamies. London: Routledge.

Simonds, Wendy and Amanda Jungels. 2010. “The Death of the Stork: Sex Education Books for Children” (updated and revised). in Stombler, et. al. 157-170.

Stombler, Mindy. 2009. “In the Hot Seat” The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 1: A 31, A33.

Stombler, Mindy, Dawn Baunach, Elisabeth Burgess, Denise Donnelly, Denise, Wendy Simonds, and Elroi Windsor. 2010. Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, third edition. Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

Windsor, Elroi, and Elisabeth O. Burgess. 2010. “Sex Matters Future Visions for a Sex-Positive Society. In Stombler, et al. 549-556.



Erin Ruel, Deirdre Oakley, Susan Saegert (CUNY Graduate Center), and Mary Clare Lennon (CUNY Graduate Center & Columbia Public Health) have been awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The study titled, “Interrupting Place-Based Inequality: Building Sustainable Communities Through Shared Equity Homeownership, examines Community Land Trusts.

Erin Ruel, Deirdre Oakley, Kymberle Sterling, and Katherine Hankins have been awarded $366,152 from the National Institutes of Health for “Variation in Health Outcomes within Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: Person Environment Fit”. The purpose of the study is to understand the role that neighborhood plays in the health and well-being of former public housing residents as they transition to private market homes in new neighborhoods.  We will examine how the creation of new social networks and support are related to reductions in fear of crime and improvements in health.

Lesley Reid, along with Deirdre Oakley and Erin Ruel, have been awarded $150,000 from National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine crime patterns in Atlanta as neighborhood transform with the demolition of public housing and the relocated of residents. This project is part of the ongoing Urban Health Initiative.

Erin Ruel and Deirdre Oakley have been awarded $7,000 from American Sociological Association Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) grant to document the public housing relocation process as experienced and seen by the residents themselves. This project is also part of the ongoing Urban Health Initiative.

Burgess, Elisabeth (2008-2010) was awarded an NIA, R21 grant ($325,848) for the study “Negotiating Sexuality and Intimacy in Assisted Living.”

Harvey Wingfield, Adia. (2008) Awarded $15,000 to study gendered uses of federal policy initiatives. Kauffman Foundation/Georgia Research Alliance. Roadmap for an Entrepreneurial Economy Initiative. (2008.) “Assessing How Gender Shapes African Americans’ Use of Small Business Development Centers.”

Oakley, Deirdre and Erin Ruel (2008) was awarded $20,000 from the University of Kentucky’s Poverty Center for their project, “Geographic Trends and Neighborhood Context of Public Housing Relocation in Metropolitan Atlanta: A Longitudinal Analysis”

Heying (Jenny) Zhan (2008) received a $26,000 Fullbright Fellowship for Senior Scholars to conduct research abroad in China for 4 months to further her studies on issues of population aging and eldercare in China. She also received an ISI grant from GSU for $8,000 to establish her research agenda in China.