Publications & Presentations
2012. “Victims’ Perceptions of Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence.” Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations 12(2): 146-164. (Invited manuscript for special issue: “The Evolving Police Response to Domestic Violence.”)
2011.“‘Whoa! They Could’ve Arrested Me!’ Unsuccessful Identity Claims of Women During Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence.” Qualitative Sociology 34:353-370.
2008. “Controversies Surrounding Mandatory Arrest Policies and the Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence.” Sociology Compass 2(2):451-466.
2006. “Confronting ‘Victim’ Discourses: The Identity Work of Battered Women.” Symbolic Interaction 29(3):307-330.
2011. “Higher Tuition, More Work, and Academic Harm: An Examination of the Impact of Tuition Hikes on the Employment Experiences of Under-represented Minority Students at One CSU Campus.” In The CSU Crisis and California’s Future, edited by G. Orfield. Los Angeles: CA: The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA.
(Forthcoming.) “The Cost of Perfectionism: Balancing Motherhood, Work, and Mental Health in Mid-life” in Mothering and/in/through Mid-Life, edited by Kathy Mantas and Lorinda Peterson. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.
Book and Video Reviews
2012. Video Review of The Line, directed by Nancy Schwartzman, and Asking For It: The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent, directed by Sut Jhally. Teaching Sociology 40(1): 74-77.
2003. “Shelters for Battered Women and Their Children: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Operating Safe and Caring Residential Programs” by Albert Shostack. Criminal Justice Review 28(1):161-163.
2016. “Criminal Justice Response to Intimate Partner Violence” in Encyclopedia of Family Studies, edited by Constance Sheehan. Wiley-Blackwell Press.
2017. "'I Feel Like I Have to be Successful But I Don’t Really Know What That Means': URM Students’ Perceptions of Student Success" (with Lauren Cordova and Francisco Lopez). Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association: Portland, OR.
2015. “Factors That Shape Parental Engagement in Low-Income Elementary Schools: Results from a Community-based Research Project” (with Saúl Zepeda). SJSU COSS Dean's Symposium.
2015. “The Master's Degree in Sociology: Building Stronger Programs.” Participation in panel at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association: Long Beach, CA.
2014. “Gender is Everywhere: Teaching Critical Observational Skills in an Undergraduate Qualitative Methods Course.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Sociologists for Women in Society: Nashville, TN.
2011. “Examining the Impact of Tuition Hikes on Under-represented Minority Students at One CSU campus.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association: Seattle, WA.
2011. “Gender, Employment, and School: The Challenges Faced By Female College Students Who Work.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Sociologists for Women in Society: San Antonio, TX.
2010. “A Qualitative Exploration of the Challenges Faced by Full-Time College Students Who Work.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association: Oakland, CA.