Multiracial Daters in Cyberspace

My paper with Celeste Curington (ABD) and Jennifer Lundquist is in the latest issue of the American Sociological Review. In this paper we position multiracial daters in the U.S. Racial Hierarchy and find that some multiracial groups are preferred over monoracial white daters. A briefing paper is published by the Council on Contemporary Families and reported by MarketWatch, Vox, TIMENBC, and the Washington Post.

Racial Preferences among Gay and Straight Daters

My paper with Jennifer Lundquist is in the latest issue of the Social Forces. In this paper we contrast the racial preferences among white gay and straight online daters. We find that white lesbians and straight men show the weakest same-race preference, followed by gay men, while straight women show the strongest same-race preference.

Ill-Concealed Prejudice

My colleague Harel Shapira just wrote a New York Times op-ed about our on-going project exploring the unequal access between Blacks and Whites to concealed handgun license in Texas and its potential political consequences.

Financialization and Its Consequences

Click here to read my op-ed piece "The rise of finance undermines employment growth" on the Broker. Click here to read my blog post "How Financialization Leads To Income Inequality" on the Institute of New Economic Thinking blog.

Job Announcement

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2015. Area of specialization is open, but the applicant will be expected to contribute to one or more of the core strengths of the department in social inequality, population studies, and global social change. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, publication, and service to the department, college, and university. Applicants should at a minimum have a PhD in hand or expected by August 2015, demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, and have a clearly defined research agenda. (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/sociology/faculty/Faculty-recruitment.php)

Thank You

My article "Financialization and US Income Inequality, 1970-2008" (with Donald Tomaskovic-Devey) just received the Outstanding Article Award from the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility section of the American Sociological Association. I thank Jennifer Lee, Linda Burton, and David Harding for their recommendation.

Upcoming Presentations

I will present two papers, "The Rise of Finance and Firm Employment Dynamics, 1982-2005" and "Did Financialization Decrease Economic Well-Being" (with Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Nathan Meyers) at the Juan March Institute, Madrid, on 6/12-13 .

I will present two papers, "The Financial Premium in the US Labor Market: A Distributional Analysis" and "Multiracial Status and Online Dating: A Bonus, a Penalty or Something In-between?" (with Celeste Curington and Jennifer Lundquist) in the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, on 8/16-18.

Race and Dating

My coauthor Jennifer Lundquist went on an Australian TV show to talk about race and dating. You can find Jen at 12:23, 24:47, 35:50, 48:00 and 49:40. I highly recommend it.

Race, Gender, and the Internet

My paper with Jennifer Lundquist is in the latest issue of the American Journal of Sociology. This is the first of a series of papers that focus on how race, gender, sexual orientation, and education shape the interaction among online daters. The paper is featured in Business Insider.

Korea Labor Institute

I thank my friend Joohee Han for writing a report on the financialization of the US economy and its inequality consequences in Korea Labor Institute's International Labor Brief. The report is available here (in Korean).


I will present my research on the impacts of financialization on employment at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York City. The working paper is available on SSRN. I'm looking forward to any comments or questions.


I have defended my dissertation "The Rise of Finance and Growing Inequality." I thank my committee members Donald Tomaskovic-Devey [Chair], Joya Misra, Andrew Papachristos, and Arindrajit Dube [Economics] for their support. Click here to read my full acknowledgement.

Finance and Income Dynamics

My paper with Donald Tomaskovic-Devey is in the March issue of the American Journal of Sociology. This is the first of a series of papers that focus on the connection between the rise of finance and growing inequality in the United States.

Relational Inequalities

I will be at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting 4/24-27 to celebrate Donald Tomaskovic-Devey's presidency. Please don't hesitate to come talk to me!

INET Research Grant

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and I just received a research grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) for our project "Does Financialization Contribute to Growing Income Inequality?"


I am happy to accept the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin.

Documenting Desegregation

Kevin Stainback and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey just published a book titled Documenting Desegregation: Racial and Gender Segregation in Private-Sector Employment Since the Civil Rights Act. (2012, Russell Sage)