Sociology Department

Student/Faculty Collaborative Publications

Student-faculty collaboration is a key part of our research productivity in sociology at UAlbany. Below is a partial list of articles published during the last decade with UAlbany student-faculty co-authors. The student's name (or names) is in boldface in each entry. For the most part, the other authors are current or past faculty members in the department.

Co-authored Journal Articles by year


Dreby, Joanna, Gowoon Jung and Rachel Sullivan. 2017. "At the Nexus of Work and Family: Family Farms in Upstate New York." Journal of Rural Studies 49:151-61. doi:

Friedman, Samantha, Joseph Gibbons, Colleen E Wynn and Recai Yucel. 2017. "Muslim/Non-Muslim Locational Attainment in Philadelphia: A New Fault Line in Residential Inequality?". doi:

Gubernskaya, Zoya and Zequn Tang. 2017. "Just Like in Their Home Country? A Multinational Perspective on Living Arrangements of Older Immigrants in the United States." Demography 54(5):1973-98. doi:

Huang, Ying, Scott J South and Amy Spring. 2017. "Racial Differences in Neighborhood Attainment: The Contributions of Interneighborhood Migration and in Situ Change." Demography 54(5):1819-43. doi:

Napierala, Jeffrey and Nancy Denton. 2017. "Measuring Residential Segregation with the ACS: How the Margin of Error Affects the Dissimilarity Index." Demography 54(1):285-309. doi:


Berman, Elizabeth Popp and Abby Stivers. 2016. "Student Loans as a Pressure on Us Higher Education." Pp. 129-60 in The University under Pressure: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Lachmann, Richard and Abby Stivers. 2016. "The Culture of Sacrifice in Conscript and Volunteer Militaries: The Us Medal of Honor from the Civil War to Iraq, 1861-2014." American Journal of Cultural Sociology 4(3):323-58. doi:

Lei, Lei and Scott J South. 2016. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Leaving and Returning to the Parental Home: The Role of Life Course Transitions, Socioeconomic Resources, and Family Connectivity." Demographic research 34:109. doi:

McCabe, Joshua T and Elizabeth Popp Berman. 2016. "American Exceptionalism Revisited: Tax Relief, Poverty Reduction, and the Politics of Child Tax Credits." Sociological Science 3:540-67. doi:

South, Scott J, Ying Huang, Amy Spring and Kyle Crowder. 2016. "Neighborhood Attainment over the Adult Life Course." American sociological review 81(6):1276-304. doi:


Applin, Samantha and Steven F Messner. 2015. "Her American Dream: Bringing Gender into Institutional-Anomie Theory." Feminist Criminology 10(1):36-59. doi:

Deane, Glenn, Glenna Spitze, Russell A Ward and Yue Zhuo. 2015. "Close to You? How Parent-Adult Child Contact Is Influenced by Family Patterns." Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 71(2):344-57. doi:

Moloney, Katherine L and Scott J South. 2015. "Ethnic Density and Obesity: Evidence from Fixed-Effects Models." Health & place 31:199-207. doi:

South, Scott J and Lei Lei. 2015. "Failures-to-Launch and Boomerang Kids: Contemporary Determinants of Leaving and Returning to the Parental Home." Social Forces 94(2):863-90. doi:

Trent, Katherine, Scott J South and Sunita Bose. 2015. "The Consequences of India's Male Surplus for Women's Partnering and Sexual Experiences." Journal of family issues 36(8):1062-86. doi:


Alba, Richard, Glenn Deane, Nancy Denton, Ilir Disha, Brian McKenzie and Jeffrey Napierala. 2014. "The Role of Immigrant Enclaves for Latino Residential Inequalities." Journal of ethnic and migration studies 40(1):1-20. doi:

Friedman, Samantha, Joseph Gibbons and Chris Galvan. 2014. "Declining Segregation through the Lens of Neighborhood Quality: Does Middle-Class and Affluent Status Bring Equality?". Social Science Research 46:155-68. doi:

Gibbons, Joseph and Tse-Chuan Yang. 2014. "Self-Rated Health and Residential Segregation: How Does Race/Ethnicity Matter?". Journal of Urban Health 91(4):648-60. doi:

Lachmann, Richard and Lacy Mitchell. 2014. "The Changing Face of War in Textbooks: Depictions of World War Ii and Vietnam, 1970-2009." Sociology of Education 87(3):188-203. doi:

Lachmann, Richard, Emily Pain and Anibal Gauna. 2014. "Museums in the New Gilded Age: Collector Exhibits in New York Art Museums, 1945-2010." Poetics 43:60-69. doi:

Major, Aaron and Josh McCabe. 2014. "The Adversarial Politics of Fiscal Federalism: Tax Policy and the Conservative Ascendancy in Canada, 1988-2008." Social Science History 38(3-4):333-58. doi:

Messner, Steven F, Mark Beaulieu, Stacey N Isles and Lacy Mitchell. 2014. "Revisiting the Quality and Use of Race-Specific Homicide Data: Exploring Substantive Implications." Homicide studies 18(2):151-74. doi:

Shin, Hyoung‐jin and Zai Liang. 2014. "Ethnic Labor Market Contexts and the Earnings of Asian Immigrants." International Migration 52(2):140-57. doi:

South, Scott J, Katherine Trent and Sunita Bose. 2014. "Skewed Sex Ratios and Criminal Victimization in India." Demography 51(3):1019-40. doi:


Berman, Elizabeth Popp and Laura M Milanes-Reyes. 2013. "The Politicization of Knowledge Claims: The "Laffer Curve" in the Us Congress." Qualitative sociology 36(1):53-79. doi:

Bose, Sunita, Katherine Trent and Scott J South. 2013. "The Effect of a Male Surplus on Intimate Partner Violence in India." Economic and political weekly 48(35).

Chung, Angie Y, Irene Bloemraad and Karen Ivette Tejada-Pena. 2013. "Reinventing an Authentic 'Ethnic'politics: Ideology and Organizational Change in Koreatown and Field's Corner." Ethnicities 13(6):838-62. doi:

Chunyu, Miao David, Zai Liang and Yingfeng Wu. 2013. "Interprovincial Return Migration in China: Individual and Contextual Determinants in Sichuan Province in the 1990s." Environment and Planning A 45(12):2939-58. doi:

Friedman, Samantha, Hui-shien Tsao and Cheng Chen. 2013. "Housing Tenure and Residential Segregation in Metropolitan America." Demography 50(4):1477-98. doi:

Jacobs, Ronald N and Nickie Michaud Wild. 2013. "A Cultural Sociology of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report." American Journal of Cultural Sociology 1(1):69-95. doi:

King, Ryan D and Gretchen M Sutton. 2013. "High Times for Hate Crimes: Explaining the Temporal Clustering of Hate‐Motivated Offending." Criminology 51(4):871-94. doi:

Liang, Zai, Jiejin Li and Zhongdong Ma. 2013. "Migration and Remittances: Evidence from a Poor Province in China." Asian population studies 9(2):124-41. doi:

Liang, Zai and Miao David Chunyu. 2013. "Migration within China and from China to the USA: The Effects of Migration Networks, Selectivity, and the Rural Political Economy in Fujian Province." Population Studies 67(2)209-223. doi:

Loscocco, Karyn and Susan Walzer. 2013. "Gender and the Culture of Heterosexual Marriage in the United States." Journal of Family Theory & Review 5(1):1-14. doi:

Lu, Yao, Zai Liang and Miao David Chunyu. 2013. "Emigration from China in Comparative Perspective." Social Forces 92(2):631-58. doi:

Stowell, Jacob I, Steven F Messner, Michael S Barton and Lawrence E Raffalovich. 2013. "Addition by Subtraction? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Deportation Efforts on Violent Crime." Law & Society Review 47(4):909-42. doi:


Crowder, Kyle, Jeremy Pais and Scott J South. 2012. "Neighborhood Diversity, Metropolitan Constraints, and Household Migration." American sociological review 77(3):325-53. doi:

Johnson, Kecia, Jeremy Pais and Scott J South. 2012. "Minority Population Concentration and Earnings: Evidence from Fixed-Effects Models." Social Forces 91(1):181-208. doi:

Kaufman, Joanne M, Jeffrey E Hall and Michelle Zagura. 2012. "Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Context in School-Associated Student Homicides." Journal of interpersonal violence 27(12):2373-90. doi:

Pais, Jeremy, Scott J South and Kyle Crowder. 2012. "Metropolitan Heterogeneity and Minority Neighborhood Attainment: Spatial Assimilation or Place Stratification?". Social problems 59(2):258-81. doi:

Spitze, Glenna, Russell Ward, Glenn Deane and Yue Zhuo. 2012. "Cross-Sibling Effects in Parent-Adult Child Exchanges of Socioemotional Support." Research on Aging 34(2):197-221. doi:

Vogel, Matt and Steven F Messner. 2012. "Social Correlates of Delinquency for Youth in Need of Mental Health Services: Examining the Scope Conditions of Criminological Theories." Justice Quarterly 29(4):546-72. doi:

South, Scott J, Katherine Trent and Sunita Bose. 2012. "India's 'Missing Women'and Men's Sexual Risk Behavior." Population Research and Policy Review 31(6):777-95. doi:


Disha, Ilir, James C Cavendish and Ryan D King. 2011. "Historical Events and Spaces of Hate: Hate Crimes against Arabs and Muslims in Post-9/11 America." Social problems 58(1):21-46. doi:

Hernandez, Donald J, Nancy A Denton and Victoria L Blanchard. 2011. "Children in the United States of America: A Statistical Portrait by Race-Ethnicity, Immigrant Origins, and Language." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 633(1):102-27. doi:

South, Scott J, Kyle Crowder and Jeremy Pais. 2011. "Metropolitan Structure and Neighborhood Attainment: Exploring Intermetropolitan Variation in Racial Residential Segregation." Demography 48(4):1263-92. doi:

South, Scott J, Jeremy Pais and Kyle Crowder. 2011. "Metropolitan Influences on Migration into Poor and Nonpoor Neighborhoods." Social Science Research 40(3):950-64. doi:


Barton, Michael S, Bonnie L Jensen and Joanne M Kaufman. 2010. "Social Disorganization Theory and College Campus." Journal of Criminal Justice 38(3):245-54. doi:

Gallant, Mary P, Glenna Spitze and Joshua G Grove. 2010. "Chronic Illness Self-Care and the Family Lives of Older Adults: A Synthetic Review across Four Ethnic Groups." Journal of cross-cultural gerontology 25(1):21-43. doi:

Hernandez, Donald J, Suzanne Macartney and Victoria L Blanchard. 2010. "Children of Immigrants: Family and Socioeconomic Indicators for Affluent Countries." Child indicators research 3(4):413-37. doi:

King, Ryan D, Kecia R Johnson and Kelly McGeever. 2010. "Demography of the Legal Profession and Racial Disparities in Sentencing." Law & Society Review 44(1):1-32. doi:

Kubrin, Charis E, Steven F Messner, Glenn Deane, Kelly McGeever and Thomas D Stucky. 2010. "Proactive Policing and Robbery Rates across Us Cities." Criminology 48(1):57-97. doi:

Popp Berman, Elizabeth and Nicholas Pagnucco. 2010. "Economic Ideas and the Political Process: Debating Tax Cuts in the Us House of Representatives, 1962-1981." Politics & Society 38(3):347-72. doi:


Hernandez, Donald J, Nancy A Denton and Suzanne Macartney. 2009. "School-Age Children in Immigrant Families: Challenges and Opportunities for America's Schools." Teachers College Record.

Hernandez, Donald J, Ruby Takanishi and Karen G Marotz. 2009. "Life Circumstances and Public Policies for Young Children in Immigrant Families." Early Childhood Research Quarterly 24(4):487-501. doi:

Loscocco, Karyn, Shannon M Monnat, Gwen Moore and Kirsten B Lauber. 2009. "Enterprising Women: A Comparison of Women's and Men's Small Business Networks." Gender & society 23(3):388-411. doi:

Morooka, Hideki and Zai Liang. 2009. "International Migration and the Education of Left-Behind Children in Fujian, China." Asian and Pacific migration journal 18(3):345-70. doi:

Pais, Jeremy F, Scott J South and Kyle Crowder. 2009. "White Flight Revisited: A Multiethnic Perspective on Neighborhood out-Migration." Population Research and Policy Review 28(3):321-46. doi:

Stowell, Jacob I, Steven F Messner, Kelly F McGeever and Lawrence E Raffalovich. 2009. "Immigration and the Recent Violent Crime Drop in the United States: A Pooled, Cross‐Sectional Time‐Series Analysis of Metropolitan Areas." Criminology 47(3):889-928. doi:


Bose, Christine E and Lina Rincón. 2008. "Latino Migration from New York City to Albany, Ny: Motivations, Socioeconomic Outcomes, and Incorporation Challenges." Latino (a) Research Review:91.

Deane, Glenn, Steven F Messner, Thomas D Stucky, Kelly McGeever and Charis E Kubrin. 2008. "Not 'Islands, Entire of Themselves': Exploring the Spatial Context of City-Level Robbery Rates." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 24(4):363-80. doi:

Felson, Richard B, Glenn Deane and David P Armstrong. 2008. "Do Theories of Crime or Violence Explain Race Differences in Delinquency?". Social Science Research 37(2):624-41. doi:

Liang, Zai, Miao David Chunyu, Guotu Zhuang and Wenzhen Ye. 2008. "Cumulative Causation, Market Transition, and Emigration from China." American Journal of Sociology 114(3):706-37. doi:

Liang, Zai, Lin Guo and Chengrong Duan. 2008. "Migration and the Well-Being of Children in China." The Yale-China Health Journal 5:25-46.

Liu, Jianhong, SF Messner, Lening Zhang and Yue Zhuo. 2008. "Investigating Production Mechanism of Fear of Crime in Urban Chinese Communities: Role of Social Disorder." Crime and Criminal Justice International 11:27-61.

Raffalovich, Lawrence E, Glenn D Deane, David Armstrong and Hui-Shien Tsao. 2008. "Model Selection Procedures in Social Research: Monte-Carlo Simulation Results." Journal of Applied Statistics 35(10):1093-114. doi:

South, Scott J, Kyle Crowder and Jeremy Pais. 2008. "Inter-Neighborhood Migration and Spatial Assimilation in a Multi-Ethnic World: Comparing Latinos, Blacks and Anglos." Social Forces 87(1):415-43. doi:

Zhuo, Yue, Steven F Messner and Lening Zhang. 2008. "Criminal Victimization in Contemporary China: A Review of the Evidence and Challenges for Future Research." Crime, Law and Social Change 50(3):197. doi:

Co-Authored Books, Book Chapters / Encyclopedia Entries by year


Denton, Nancy A. and Joseph R. Gibbons. 2013. 21st Century Suburban Demography: Increasing Diversity Yet Lingering Exclusion. Pp. 13-30 in Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs, edited by Christopher Niedt. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Friedman, Samantha, Emily Rosenbaum, and Katherine Moloney. 2013. "Immigration and Settlement Patterns." in Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration, edited by Elliott R. Barkan. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio.

Guo, Lin and Zai Liang. 2013. "Schooling and Migration in China." Pp. 321-330 in Education in China: An Encyclopedic Handbook of Educational History, Models, and Initiatives, edited by Qiang Zha. Berkshire Publishing.


Hernandez, Donald J., Nancy A. Denton, Suzanne Macartney, and Victoria L. Blanchard. 2012. "Children in Immigrant Families: Demography, Policy, and Evidence for the Immigrant Paradox." Pp. 17-36 in The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk? edited by Cynthia Garcia Coll and Amy Marks. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Li, Zhen and Zai Liang. 2012. "Job Mobility of Migrant Workers: Pearl River Delta region as an Example." Pp. 3-24 in The Emergence of a New Urban China: Insiders' Perspectives. Edited by Zai Liang, Steven F. Messner, Cheng Chen, and Youqin Huang. Lexington Books.

Li, Jiejin, Zai Liang. 2012. "Migration and Housing Inequality in Metropolitan Shanghai." Pp.256-282 in New Patterns of Urban Changes in China, edited by Zhou Daming, Liu Linpin, and Zai Liang. Beijing, Social Science Publishing House. (in Chinese).

Liang, Zai and Jiejin Li. 2012. "International Migration." Pp.209-232 in Demography (in Chinese), edited by Zai Liang. Beijing, People's University of China Press.

Zhuo, Yue and Steven F. Messner. 2012. "Crime Control Attitudes in Contemporary Urban China: An Empirical Test of the Symbolic and Instrumental Perspectives." Pp. 135-159 in The Emergence of New Urban China, edited by Daming Zhou, Linping Liu, and Zai Liang. Beijing, China: Social Science Academic Press. (in Chinese)


Hernandez, Donald, Nancy A. Denton and Suzanne E.Macartney. 2011. "Early Childhood Education Programs: Accounting for Low Enrollment in Immigrant and Minority Families." Pp. 46-68 in The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective, edited by Richard Alba and Mary C. Waters. New York: NYU Press.

Messner, Steven F., Benjamin Pearson-Nelson, Lawrence E. Raffalovich, and Zachary Miner. 2011. "Cross-National Homicide Trends in the Latter Decades of the 20th Century: Losses and Gains in Institutional Control?" Pp. 65-89 in Control of Violence: Historical and International Perspectives on Violence in Modern Societies, edited by Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt, Stefan Malthaner, and Andrea Kirschner. New York , NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Seidman, Steven, Nancy Fischer and Chet Meeks, editors. 2011. Introducing the New Sexuality Studies 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.


Alba, Richard, Nancy Denton, Donald Hernandez, Illir Disha, Brian McKenzie, and Jeffrey Napierala. 2010. "Nowhere Near the Same: The Neighborhoods of Latino Children." Pp. 3-48 in Growing Up Hispanic: Health and Development of Children of Immigrants, edited by Nancy Landale, Susan M. McHale and Alan Booth. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Hernandez, Donald, Suzanne E.Macartney, Victoria L. Blanchard and Nancy A. Denton. 2010. "Mexican-origin Children in the United States: Language, Family Circumstances and Public Policy." Pp. 169-85 in Growing Up Hispanic: Health and Development of Children of Immigrants, edited by Nancy Landale, Susan M. McHale and Alan Booth. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Hernandez, Donald J., Suzanne Macartney, and Nancy A. Denton. 2010. "A Demographic Portrait of Young English Language Learners." Pp.10-41 in Young English-language learners: Current research and emerging directions for practice and policy, edited by Eugene E. Garcia and Ellen C. Frede. New York: Teacher's College Press.

Horton, Hayward Derrick, Lindsay Hixson and Shannon M. Monnat. 2010. "Educational Attainment and Mortality Differentials." Pp.602-609 in International Encyclopedia of Education, vol. 1, edited by Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker and Barry McGraw. Oxford: Elsevier.


Hernandez, Donald J., Nancy A. Denton, Suzanne Macartney, and Victoria L. Blanchard.2009. "Poverty and Human Resources for Children in the United States and Selected Rich Countries." Pp. 81-113 in Structural, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, edited by Jens Qvortrup. Volume 12. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Hernandez, D.J., Denton, N.A., & Macartney, S.E. 2009. "Children of Immigrants and the Future of America." Pp. 7-25 in Immigration, Diversity, and Education, edited by Elena L. Grigorenko and Ruby Takanishi. London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.


Liang, Zai and Hideki Morooka. 2008. "International Migration and Development: the Case of China." Pp. 273-302 in Migration and Development Within and Across Borders: Research and Policy Perspectives on Internal and International Migration, edited by Josh DeWind and Jennifer Holdaway. International Organization for Migration and the Social Science Research Council.

Hernandez, D.J., Denton, N.A., & Macartney, S.E. 2008. "Immigrant Fathers: A Demographic Portrait." Pp. 47-103 in On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Fathers in North America, edited by Susan S. Chung and Robert P. Moreno. Latham, MD: Lexington Books.

Hernandez, Donald, Nancy A. Denton and Suzanne E.Macartney. 2008. "The Lives of America's Youngest Children in Immigrant Families." Zero to Three 29(2):5-12.

Liang, Zai and Qian Jasmine Song. Forthcoming. "Migration in China" in Michael J. White (ed.) The Handbook of Migration. Springer Handbook Series.