Catholic Schools Are Brazenly Firing Pregnant Lesbian Teachers: And they’re using morality as a defense.” September 4, 2014. The New Republic.

Goldilocks vs. GoldieBlox.” April 11, 2014. Gender & Society blog.

Children and Competitiveness.” November 27, 2013. Oxford Bibliographies, Childhood Studies.

Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field.” Contexts. Fall 2013 (12:4)Pg. 30-35.

After-school Hours and Activities.” April 22, 2012. Oxford Bibliographies, Childhood Studies.

Child Beauty Pageants.” April 22, 2013. Oxford Bibliographies, Childhood Studies.

Book Review on Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession, by Francesco Duina. 2011. International Review of Modern Sociology. Vol. 37(2): 291-3.

Lions, Tigers, and Bear Moms– Oh, My!” Summer 2011. Contexts. Pages 70-1.

Testing Toddlers.” September 2, 2010. Everyday Sociology.

“Balloon Boy Plus Ei8ht?: Children and Reality Television.” Spring 2010. Contexts.

Golden Tickets: Inequality and Children’s Consumption.” July 2010. Review of Allison Pugh’s Longing and Belonging. H-Net.

Trophies, Triumphs, and Tears: Children’s Experiences with Competitive Activities.” 2010. Sociological Studies of Children and YouthHeather Beth Johnson (ed.). Pg. 319-349. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing

Raising Middle Class Children in the Competitive Culture of the United States: Parenting and Competitive Children’s Activities.” March 19, 2010. Child Research Net.

Outside Class: A Historical Analysis of American Children’s Competitive Activities.” 2010Childhood in American SocietyKaren Sternheimer (ed.). Pg. 342-354. Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

Kids and Ethnography.” December 4, 2009. Social Science Research News.

‘Which One is Yours?”: Children and Ethnography.” 2009. Qualitative Sociology. 32(3): 311-331. (This paper received the 2008 Best Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Children and Youth.)

Pageant Princesses and Math Whizzes: Understanding Children’s Activities as a Form of Children’s Work.” 2009. Childhood. 16(2): 195-212.

Sociology and Tiaras.” November 6, 2009. Everyday Sociology.

Extramarital Sex.” and “Fathers’ Rights Movements.” 2008. Encyclopedia of Social Problems.Vincent N. Parrillo (ed.). Pg. 347-8 and 364-5. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Adopt Me, Madonna!” Contexts. Fall 2007 (6.4). Page 6.

Floral Politics.” Contexts. Fall 2007 (6.4). Page 8.

Prescription for Feeling Healthy: Work and Study Like a Man.” Fall 2007. Contexts. Page 9.

Here She Is… And There She Goes?.” Summer 2007. Contexts.

  •      Reprinted as “The Cultural Relevance of Beauty Pageants is Waning.” In At Issue: Beauty Pageants. 2010 [appeared in 2009]. Noel Merino (ed.). Pg. 10-18. Chicago, Il: Greenhaven Press (Gale).
  •      Long excerpt reprinted in Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials (Seventh Edition). 2010. Diana Kendall. Pg. 316-7. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.“No Respect for Archie and Friends.” Contexts. Summer 2007 (6.3). Page 7.

Not-so-mean Girls.” Contexts. Spring 2007 (6.2). Contexts. Page 9.

Mobility at the Museum?” Contexts. Spring 2007 (6.2). Contexts. Page 9.

Will Bike for Food (and thrills).” Contexts. Winter 2007 (6.1). Contexts. Page 8.

Working Women’s Culture.” Contexts. Winter 2007 (6.1). Contexts. Page 11.

More School After School.” Contexts. Winter 2007 (6.1). Contexts. Page 11.

Grow Up!” Contexts. Fall 2006 (5.4). Contexts. Page 9.

Gossip is good… Pass it on!” Contexts. Fall 2006 (5.4) Contexts. Page 11-2.

Sweet Sixteen Drop Outs.” Contexts. Fall 2006 (5.4) Contexts. Page 12.

The Not-So-Evil Stepmom?” Contexts. Summer 2006 (5.3). Contexts. Page 5.

Highlights for Muslims.” Contexts. Spring 2006 (5.2). Contexts. Page 8.

Childhood Contradictions.” December 2005. Review of Gary Cross’ The Cute and the Cool. H-Net.