Publication is central to the intellectual enterprise at Chicago. Faculty publish articles and books on a wide variety of topics in a range of international (English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese) social science and science venues. Chicago students publish widely as well; many departmental MA theses and course papers end up in prominent journals.

Since 1895, the Sociology Department has collectively published the American Journal of Sociology, the leading sociology journal. Edited by a faculty member assisted by faculty and student associate editors, the journal publishes the most significant, path-breaking sociological work. The Journal's book review section is run by a student committee chaired by a faculty member. Participation in AJS has become a hallmark of the Chicago sociology education, from discussion in weekly manuscript meetings to selection of potential book reviewers to reviewing books and manuscripts themselves.

Recent Faculty Books

Levi Martin, John. 2017. Thinking Through Methods: A Social Science Primer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McGhee Hassrick, Stephen Raudenbush, and Lisa Rosen. 2017. The Ambitious Elementary School: Its Conception, Design, and Contribution to Educational Equality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Stuart, Forrest. 2016. Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Clemens, Elisabeth. 2016. What is Political Sociology? Cambridge: Polity Press.

Abbott, Andrew. 2016. Processual Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hoang, Kimberly. 2015. Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Levi Martin, John. 2015. Thinking Through Theory. New York: Norton.

Zhao, Dingxin. 2015. The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory for Chinese History. New York: Oxford University Press

Zhao, Dingxin. 2015. State and War: A Comparative Analysis of the Chinese and European Historical Development. Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press.

Abbott, Andrew. 2014. Digital / Paper : A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Anselin, Luc. and Sergio Rey. 2014. Modern Spatial Econometrics in Practice, A Guide to GeoDa, GeoDaSpace and PySAL. Chicago: GeoDa Press.

Clark, Terry N. 2014. Can Tocqueville Karaoke?: Global Contrasts in Citizen Participation, the Arts and Development. Emerald Group Publishing.


Recent Faculty Journal Articles

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Recent Graduate Student Journal Articles

Borkenhagen, Chad. 2017. “Death of the Secret Recipe: ‘Open Source Cooking’ and Field Organization in the Culinary Arts.” Poetics 61:53–66.

Muller, Anna, Seth Abrutyn, and Melissa Osborne. 2017. “Durkheim’s “Suicide” in the Zombie Apocalypse.” Contexts. 16(2):44-49.

Lembo, Alessandra. 2017. "Three Chords & [Somebody's] Truth: Trajectories of Experience and Taste Among Hard Country Fans." Poetics 60:62-75. 

Lazer, David, and Jason Radford. 2017. “Data Ex Machina: Introduction to Big Data.” Annual Review of Sociology 43 (1): null. 

Moore, Rick. 2017. “Fast or Slow: Sociological Implications of Measuring Dual-Process Cognition.” Sociological Science 4:196–223.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Ning Hsieh. 2017. “Functional Status, Cognition, and Social Relationships in Dyadic Perspective.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Wong, Jaclyn. 2017. "Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities." Gender & Society. 31(2): 171-196.

Johnson, Whitney. 2017. "Weird Music: Tension and Reconciliation in Cultural-Economic Knowledge"  Cultural Sociology 11(1): 44-59. 

Brown-Saracino, Japonica and Jeffrey Nathaniel Parker. 2017. “‘What is up with my sisters? Where are you?’ The Origins and Consequences of Lesbian-Friendly Place Reputations for LBQ Migrants.” Sexualities.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Linda J. Waite. 2017. “Elder Mistreatment Predicts Later Physical and Psychological Health: Results from a National Longitudinal Study.” Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect 29:15-42. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2016.1235521.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Linda J. Waite. 2016. “Theories of Social Connectedness and Aging.” Pp. 349-363 in Handbook of Theories of Aging, edited by V. L. Bengston and R. A. Settersten, Jr. New York: Springer.

Radford, Jason, Andy Pilny, Ashley Reichelmann, Brian Keegan, Brooke Foucault Welles, Jefferson Hoye, Katherine Ognyanova, Waleed Meleis, and David Lazer. 2016. “Volunteer Science: An Online Laboratory for Experiments in Social Psychology.” Social Psychology Quarterly 79 (4): 376–96.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Andrew M. Penner. 2016. “Gender and the Returns to Attractiveness.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 44:113-123

Evans, James A. and Pedro Aceves. 2016. Machine translation: Mining text for social theory. Annual Review of Sociology 42, 21–50.

Stuart, Forrest, Amada Armenta, and Melissa Osborne. 2015. “Legal Control of Marginal Groups.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 11:235-54.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Linda J. Waite. 2015. “Marriage, Social Networks, and Health at Older Ages.”  Journal of Population Ageing 8:7-25. 

Dorothy Kidd and Caterina Fugazzola. 2015. “Contentious Politics and Workers’ Communication: A Comparison of China and South Korea.” 政治争论及工人传播:中国与韩国之比较Global Media Worlds and China (Communication University of China, ICUC International Series)

Binte Abdullah Sani, Hanisah. 2015. "Corporeal Poetics of Sacred Space: An Ethnography of Jum’ah in a Chapel." Space and Culture 18, no. 3: 298-310

Chambliss, Daniel F. and Takacs, Christopher G. 2014. How College Works. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

Hawkley, Louise C., Masha Kocherginsky, Jaclyn Wong, Juyeon Kim, and Kathleen Cagney. 2014. “Missing Data in Wave 2 of NSHAP: Prevalence, Predictors, and Recommended Treatment.” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 69:S38–S50

Caterina Fugazzola and Christopher Moreman. 2014. “Shugendō and The Shining: Liminal Space and Religious Experience in the Work of Stanley Kubrick.” Symposia 6.

Dorothy Kidd with Caterina Fugazzola. 2014.  “Dreaming Joe Hill: Insurgent Communications in Contests over Our Common Resources” in David Leadbeater (ed) Resources, Empire and Labour: Crisis, Lessons & Alternatives (Fernwood Publishing).