Graduate Student Research


Berkowitz, D., Tinkler, J., Peck, A., & Coto, L. (2021). Tinder: A Game with Gendered Rules and Consequences. Social Currents. doi: 10.1177/23294965211019486

LaRose, J., Torres, J.A., & Barton, M.S. (2021). Changing media framings of school shootings: A case study of the Parkland school shooting. Journal of Mass Violence Research. doi: 10.53076/JMVR11874


Aggrey, J.K., & Shrum, W. (2020) Politics and Trust in Ebola Vaccine Trials: The Case of Ghana. Politics and the Life Sciences, 39(1), 38-55.

Allen, S.E., Davis, I.F., McDonald, M., &. Robinson, C.C. (2020) The Case of Black Millennials. Sociological Perspectives 63(3), 478–85

Barton, M.S., Weil, F.D., Valasik, M., Rackin, H., & Coto, L. (2020). What was Washed Away and What Remained: An Assessment of the Influence of Hurricane Katrina on Crime in New Orleans. Journal of Crime and Justice. doi: 10.1080/0735648X.2020.1749712

Drakeford, L., Parks, V., Slack, T., Ramchand, R., Finucane, M., & Lee, M.R., (2020). Oil Spill Disruption and Problem Drinking: Assessing the Impact of Religious Context among Gulf Coast Residents. Population Research and Policy Review, 39: 119-146.

Fan, J., Garretson, O., Palackal, A., Miller, P., & Shrum, W. (2020) Bounded Solidarity and Mobile Technology: The Decline of Core Networks in Kerala. Sociological Bulletin. doi:10.1177/0038022920925606.

Gibbons, J., Yang, T., Brault, E., & Barton, M. (2020). Evaluating Residential Segregation’s Relation to the Clustering of Poor Health across American Cities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(11). doi: 10.3390/ijerph17113910.

Shrum, W., Aggrey, J., Campos, A., Pamplona da Costa, J., Joseph, J., Kreimer, P., … Traore, A. (2020). Who’s afraid of Ebola? Epidemic fires and locative fears in the Information Age. Social Studies of Science.

Book Chapters

McDonald, M. (2020) Go 'Head Girl, Way to Represent: Dealing with Issues of Race and Gender in Shondaland. In M. W. Hughey and E. González-Lesser (Eds.) Racialized Media: The Design, Delivery, and Decoding of Race and Ethnicity (Pg. 56-74). NYU Press.

Taylor, R., & Pedalino, J. (2020). From Victimization to Incarceration: IPV, Cycles of Abuse, Addiction, and Incarceration. In C. Marcum, L.M. Carter, and C.L. Blankenship, C.L. (Eds.) Punishing Gender, Past and Present (Pg. 191-201). Cognella, Inc.

Book Reviews

Coto, L. (2020). Fearing The Black Body: Origins of Fat Phobia, by Sabrina Strings. Sociology of Health and Illness. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13098


Aydiner, C., Orak, U., & Solakoglu, O. (2019). What Factors Influenced Turkish Military Officers’ and NCOs’ Motivation to Serve Prior to the July 2016 Coup Attempt? Armed Forces & Society. doi: 10.1177/0095327X19841663

Barton, M.S., & Cohen, I.F.A. (2019) Does Gentrification Influence School Status? Social Science Research 80: 230-242

Barton, M.S., Valasik, M., Brault, E., & Tita, G.E. (2019). “Gentefication" in the Barrio: Examining the Relationship between Gentrification and Homicide in East Los Angeles. Crime & Delinquency. doi: 10.1177/0011128719860835

Drakeford, L. (2019). Moral Communities and Institutional Misconduct: A Reassessment of Religious Contextual Influences on Inmate Behavior. Crime & Delinquency, 1-14. doi: 10.1177/0011128719833359

Forrest, D.L., Kroeger, R.A., & Stroope, S. (2019). Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms and Bullying Victimization Among Children with Autism in the United States. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi:10.1007/s10803-019-04282-9

Gibbons, J., Barton, M.S., & Reling, T. (2019) Do Gentrifying Neighborhoods Have Less Community? Evidence from Philadelphia. Urban Studies. doi: 0042098019829331

Kroeger, R.A., Umberson, D., Powers, D.A., & Forrest, D.L. (2019). The Effects of Family Transitions on Depressive Symptoms: Differences among Young Adults with and without Childhood Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Society and Mental Health.
doi: 10.1177/2156869319859402

Williams, DJ, Coto, L., & Stream,W.B. (2019). Insights on Conscientious Peacemaking as a Dimension of Positive Sexuality. Journal of Positive Sexuality, 5, 25-33.


Brault, E.E., & Shihadeh, E.S. (2018). Religious ecology, floaters, and crime: the links between social capital, institutionally disengaged youth, and homicide. Deviant Behavior, 1-11. doi:10.1080/01639625.2018.1431180.

Clark, J. & Stroope, S. (2018). Intergenerational Social Mobility and Religious Ecology: Disaggregating the Conservative Protestant Bloc. Social Science Research, (70), 242-253.

Drakeford, L. (2018). Mental Health and the Role of Religious Context among Inmates in State and Federal Prisons: Results from a Multilevel AnalysisSociety and Mental Health, doi:10.1177/2156869318763248

Drakeford, L. (2018). Correctional Policy and Attempted Suicide Among Transgender Individuals. Journal of Correctional Health, 24(2), 171-182.

Garretson, O., Fan, J., Mbatia, P. N., Miller, P. & Shrum, W. (2018). When Family Replaced Friendship: Mobile Communication and Network Change in Kenya. Sociological Forum. doi:10.1111/socf.12452

Gibbons, J., Barton, M.S. & Brault, E.E. (2018). Evaluating Gentrification's Effects on Neighborhood and City Health. PLOS ONE. 13(11): e0207432.

Parks, V., Drakeford, L., Cope, M.R., & Slack, T. (2018). Disruption of routine behaviors following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Society & Natural Resources, 31(3), 277-290.

Reling, T.T., Barton, M.S., Becker, S., & Valasik, M.A. (2018). Rape Myths and Hookup Culture: An Exploratory Study of U.S.College Students' PerceptionsSex Roles, 78(7/8), 501-514.

Reling, T.T.Becker, S., Drakefrod, L. & Valasik, M. (2018). Exploring the Influence of Hookup Culture on Female and Male Rape Myths. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260518801021

Torres, J., Reling, T.T., & Hawdon, J. (2018). Role conflict and the psychological impacts of the post-ferguson period on lawenforcement motivation, cynicism, and apprehensivenessJournal Of Police And Criminal Psychology, doi:10.1007/s11896-018-9284-y

Valasik, M., Brault, E.E., & Martinez, S.M. (2018) Forecasting Homicide in the Red Stick: Risk Terrain Modeling and the Spatial Influence of Urban Blight on Lethal Violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Social Science Research. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.12.023

Yıldız, M., Orak, U., Walker, M.H., & Solakoglu, Ö. (2018). Suicide contagion, gender, and suicide attempts among adolescents. Death Studies. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1478914.


Brault, E.E. (2017). Natural Population Decline and Syrian Refugees: An Analysis of Political Theories and Resettlement by Nation. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 16, 69-84.

Yıldız, M., & Solakoglu, Ö. (2017). Strain, Negative Emotions, and Suicidal Behaviors Among Adolescents: Testing General Strain Theory. Youth & Society. doi: 10.1177/0044118X17700318.


Aydogdu, R. & Yıldız, M. (2016). Impact of Islam on Child-Rearing Values in Turkey. Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture, 4(2), 38-50.