Publications

Forthcoming

Desmond, Matthew, Andrew Papachristos, and David Kirk. “Evidence of the Effect of Police Violence on Citizen Crime Reporting.” American Sociological Review. Data and Code.

2019

Desmond, Matthew, and Nathan Wilmers. “Do the Poor Pay More for Housing? Exploitation, Profit, and Risk in Rental Markets.” American Journal of Sociology American Journal of Sociology 124 (2019): 1090-1124. Print.

2018

Desmond, Matthew. “Riots are the Language of the Unheard.” The Atlantic 2018. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Why Work Doesn’t Work Anymore.” The New York Times Magazine 2018. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “The Faces of Eviction.” Dissent 2018. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Devah Pager.” The New York Times Magazine 2018. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Heavy Is the House: Rent Burden among the American Urban Poor.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 42 (2018): 160-170. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Saskia Sassen. “Penser l’expulsion à différentes échelles”. L'Année Sociologique 68 (2018): 233-248. Print.

Desmond, Matthew, and Bruce Western. “Poverty in America: New Directions and Debates”. Annual Review of Sociology 44 (2018). Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Adam Travis. “Political Consequences of Survival Strategies among the Urban Poor”. American Sociological Review 83 (2018): 873-900. Web. Online Version

2017

Desmond, Matthew. “Housing”. State of the Union Report. Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2017. Web. Online Version

Sandel, Megan, and Matthew Desmond. “Investing in Housing for Health Improves Both Mission and Margin”. JAMA 2017. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “House Rules.” The New York Times Magazine 2017. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Carl Gershenson. “Who Gets Evicted? Assessing Individual, Neighborhood, and Network Factors.” Social Science Research 62 (2017): 362-377. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “How Housing Dynamics Shape Neighborhood Perceptions.” Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy. Ed. Lee Fennell & Benjamin Keys. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 151-173. Web. Publisher's Version

2016

Desmond, Matthew. “The Eviction Economy.” The New York Times (2016). Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Andrew V. Papachristos. “Why Don’t You Just Call the Cops?”. The New York Times 2016. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Forced Out.” The New Yorker 2016. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Carl Gershenson. “Housing and Employment Insecurity among the Working Poor”. Social Problems 63 (2016): 46-67. Web. Online Version

Greenberg, Deena, Carl Gershenson, and Matthew Desmond. “The Disparate Impact of Eviction.” Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 51 (2016): 115-58. Print.

Desmond, Matthew, and Kristin L. Perkins. “Household and Housing Instability”. Urban Affairs Review 52 (2016): 421-36. Print.

Desmond, Matthew, and Kristin L. Perkins. “Are Landlords Overcharging Housing Voucher Holders?”. City and Community 15 (2016): 137-62. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, Andrew V. Papachristos, and David S. Kirk. “Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community.” American Sociological Review 81 (2016): 857-76. Web. Online Version

2015

Desmond, Matthew. “Unaffordable America: Poverty, Housing, and Eviction.” Fast Focus: Institute for Research on Poverty 22 (2015):  1-6. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Who Speaks for the Dispossessed?”. Ethnic and Racial Studies 38 (2015): , 38, 1258-63. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, Carl Gershenson, and Barbara Kiviat. “Forced Relocation and Residential Instability among Urban Renters.” Social Service Review 89 (2015): 227-62. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Weihua An. “Neighborhood and Network Disadvantage among City Dwellers”. Sociological Science 2 (2015): 329-50. Print.

Desmond, Matthew, and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. “Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health”. Social Forces 94 (2015): , 94, 395-324. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Tracey Shollenberger. “Forced Displacement from Rental Housing: Prevalence and Neighborhood Consequences.” Demography 52 (2015): 1751-72. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Monica Bell. “Poverty, Housing, and the Law.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 11 (2015): 15-35. Print.

Desmond, Matthew. “Severe Deprivation in America: An Introduction.” RSF: The Russell Sage Journal of the Social Sciences 1 (2015): 1-11. Web. Online Version

2014

Desmond, Matthew. “Evictions: A Hidden Scourge for Black Women”. The Washington Post 2014. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “How Should We Study Social Suffering?” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37 (2014): 1761-66. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Relational Ethnography.” Theory and Society 43 (2014): 547-79. Web. Online Version

2013

Desmond, Matthew. “Fighting Wildfires, Processing Death.” The New York Times 2013. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Nicol Valdez. “Unpolicing the Urban Poor: Consequences of Third Party Policing on Inner-City Women”. American Sociological Review 78 (2013): 117-41. Print.

Desmond, Matthew. “Is Democratic Regulation of High Finance Possible?”. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 649 (2013): 180-84. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, et al. “Evicting Children”. Social Forces 92 (2013): 303-27. Web. Online Version

2012

Desmond, Matthew. “Tipping the Scales in Housing Court”. The New York Times 2012. Web. Online Version

Emirbayer, Mustafa, and Matthew Desmond. “Race and Reflexivity”. Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2012): , 35, 574-99. Web. Online Version

Emirbayer, Mustafa, and Matthew Desmond. “To Imagine and Pursue Racial Justice”. Race, Ethnicity and Education 15 (2012): , 15, 259-89. Print.

Desmond, Matthew. “Disposable Ties and the Urban Poor”. American Journal of Sociology 117 (2012): , 117, 1295-1335. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty”. American Journal of Sociology 118 (2012): , 118, 88-133. Print.

2011

Desmond, Matthew. “Making Firefighters Deployable.” Qualitative Sociology 34 (2011): 59-77. Print.

Turley, Ruth López, and Matthew Desmond. “Contributions to College Costs by Married, Divorced, and Remarried Parents”. Journal of Family Issues 32 (2011): 767-90. Web. Online Version

2010

Desmond, Matthew. “Housing Crisis in the Inner City.” Chicago Tribune 2010. Web. Online Version

Martin, John Levi, and Matthew Desmond. “Political Position and Social Knowledge.” Sociological Forum 25 (2010): 1-26. Web. Online Version

Turley, Ruth López, Matthew Desmond, and Sarah Bruch. “Unanticipated Educational Consequences of a Positive Child-Parent Relationship.” Journal of Marriage and Family 72 (2010):1377-90. Print.

2009

Desmond, Matthew. “Who's Helping the Evicted?” Everyday Sociology 2009. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Bottoms Up.” Contexts 8 (2009): 69-71. Web. Publisher's Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Mustafa Emirbayer. “What is Racial Domination?”. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 6 (2009): 335-55. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Ruth López Turley. “The Role of Familism in Explaining the Hispanic-White College Application Gap”. Social Problems 56 (2009): 311-34. Web. Online Version

2008

Desmond, Matthew. “The Real W-2 Problem is Stagnant Pay.” Wisconsin State Journal 2008. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “The Lie of Heroism.” Contexts 7 (2008): 56-58. Web. Online Version

2006

Desmond, Matthew. “Des morts incompétents.” Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 165 (2006): , 165, 8-27. Web. Publisher's Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Becoming a Firefighter.” Ethnography 7 (2006): 387-421. Web. Online Version