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February 27, 2019

2019 Faculty Achievements

2019 Faculty Achievement & Book Celebration

When: February 27, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Where: Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

RSVP to irrpp@uic.edu or through our website

The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy is proud to celebrate our accomplished faculty. Please join us to celebrate and learn about recent achievements by UIC faculty doing research on race, ethnicity, and public policy. Learn more about recent faculty books and publications and hear about their new grants, research projects, and awards.

Books by UIC faculty that we are honoring and celebrating:

Barbara Ransby, Gender and Women's Studies & African American Studies & History

Her book, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century, was published by the University of California Press in August of 2018.

Elizabeth Todd-Breland, History

Her book, A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in October of 2018.

David Stovall, Criminology, Law and Justice & African American Studies, Reynard Sanders and Terrenda White

Their book, 21st Century Jim Crow Schools: The impact of charters on public education, was published by Beacon Press in April of 2018.

Kishonna Gray, Gender and Women's Studies & Communications and David J. Leonard, eds.

Their book, Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice, was published by the University of Washington Press in November of 2018.

Lynnette Mawhinney, Curriculum and Instruction

Her book, There Has to be a Better Way: Lessons from Former Urban Teachers, was published by the Rutgers University Press in January of 2019.

Rod Ferguson, Gender and Women's Studies & African American Studies

His book, One-Dimensional Queer, was published by Polity Press in December of 2019.

The edited volume, Disassembled Cities: Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities, featuring many UIC contributions was published by Routledge in December 2018.


Balcazar, Fabricio, et al. 2018. “Jobs for Youth Program: An intervention to Improve Transition Outcomes for Former Dropout Minority Youth.” Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals41 (3): 166-174.

Burgess, Alexandra, Kristine Molina, Kavita Bhandari, and Patricia DiBartolo. 2018. “Racial stigmatization and evaluative concerns perfectionism: A pathway to psychological distress for academically stigmatized students.” Journal of Clinical and Social Psychology37(4): 275-296.

Clarno, Andy. 2018. “Neoliberal Colonization in the West Bank.” Social Problems65.3 (August): 323-341.

Córdova, Teresa. 2019. “Persistence and Resistance in Genízaro Identity: An Epilogue to a Recovery of Historical Memory” in Gonzales, R. Moises and Enrique Rd. Lamadrid, eds., Genízaro Nation: Ethnogenesis, Place and Identity in New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Córdova, Teresa. 2018. “Solidarity Revealed through Music.” In Robinson, David, Palmer, Alice, and Edward L. “Buzz” Palmer, eds. The World is Watching. Chicago: Third World Press Foundation.

Córdova, Teresa, Matthew D. Wilson, and Andrew Stetner. June 6, 2018. “Revitalizing Manufacturing and Expanding Opportunities for Chicago’s Black and Latino Communities.” Report released by The Century Foundation, June 6, 2018

Córdova, Teresa, and Matthew D. Wilson. May 14, 2018. “Industrial Restructuring and the Continuing Impacts of on Youth Employment in Illinois.” Chicago: Great Cities Institute.

Filindra, Alexandra. 2018. “Is “Threat” in the Eye of the Researcher? Theory and Measurement in the Study of State-Level Immigration Policymaking.” Policy Studies Journal, 1-27.

Gonzales, Wendy, Giselle Núñez, Maria De La Luz Soria, and Marie Tejero Hughes. 2018. “Engaging in Literacy: Latino Families Speak Up.” International Journal of Education10(2): 50-59.

Gray, Kishonna L. 2018. “Power in the Visual: Examining Narratives of Controlling Black Bodies in Contemporary Gaming.” Velvet Light Trap81: 62-66.

Hakimi, D., Bryant-Davis, T., Ullman, S. E., and Gobin, R. L. 2018. “Relationship between negative social reactions to sexual assault disclosure and mental health outcomes of Black and White female survivors.” Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 10(3): 270-275.

Hebert‑Beirne, Jennifer, et al. 2018. “Using Community-Driven, Participatory Qualitative Inquiry to Discern Nuanced Community Health Needs and Assets of Chicago’s La Villita, a Mexican Immigrant Neighborhood.” Journal of Community Health43:775–786.

Hempstead Bridgette, Cynthia Green, Katherine Briant, Beti Thompson, and Yamile Molina. 2018. “Community Empowerment Partners (CEPs): A breast health program for African American women.” Journal of Community Health43(5): 833-841.

Kapadia, Ronak. 2018. "Death by Double-Tap: (Undoing) Racial Logics in the Age of Drone Warfare." In With Stones In Our Hands: Reflections on Muslims, Racism, and Empire. Sohail Daulatzai and Junaid Rana, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press: 201-218.

Kelley, Michele, et al. 2018. “Racism and Its Harmful Effects on Nondominant Racial/Ethnic Youth and Youth-Serving Providers: A Call to Action for Organizational Change.” Journal of Adolescent Health63: 257-261.

Liese, Kylea Laina, and Angela B. Maeder. 2018. “Safer Muslim motherhood: Social conditions and maternal mortality in the Muslim world.” Global Public Health13(5): 567-581.

Loyd, Aerika Brittian, and Sarah Gaither. 2018. “Racial/ethnic socialization for White youth: What we know and needed directions.” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology59 (Nov-Dec): 54-64.

Lowe, K., & Sciara, G.-C. 2018. “Chasing TIGER: Tensions between federal planning mandates and federal funding programs.”Public Works Management & Policy23(1): 78-97.

Lowe, K., & Ehrenfeucht, R. 2018. “Derailed principles: Partnerships, participation, and social justice in New Orleans rail planning.” The Journal of Planning Education and Research38(4): 477-489.

Macías-Rojas, Patrisia. 2018. “Immigration and the War on Crime: Law and Order Politics and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.” Journal on Migration and Human SecurityVol. 6(1): 1-25.

Macías-Rojas, Patrisia. 2018. “The Prison and the Border: An Ethnography of Shifting Border Security Logics.” Qualitative Sociology41:221–242.

Matthews, Alicia Phoenix, et al. 2018. “Policy statement on the reduction of smoking disparities for sexual and gender minorities.” Translational Behavioral Medicine8(5): 692-695.

McCabe, S. E., Matthews, Alicia Phoenix, et al. 2018. “Tobacco Use and Sexual Orientation in a National Cross-sectional Study: Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexual Identity–Attraction Differences.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine54(6): 736-745.

McLeod, Branden, and Aaron Gottlieb. 2018. “Examining the Relationship between Incarceration and Child Support Arrears among Low-Income Fathers.” Children & Youth Services Review94: 1-9. McLeod, Branden, and Janaé Bonsu. 2018. “The benefits and challenges of visitation practices in correctional settings: Will video visitation assist incarcerated fathers and their children?”Children and Youth Services Review93: 30-35.

McLeod, Branden, Jasmine Gilmore, Laura G. Daughtery, and Joseph T. Jones, Jr. “A Nonprofit Organization’s Approach to Cognize Community Responses to Historic and Perpetuated Structural Racism in Baltimore City.” Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs4(2): 223-240.

Mitchell, Uchechi A., et al. 2019. “The digital divide in health-related technology use: The significance of race/ethnicity.” The Gerontologist59(1): 6-14.

Mitchell, Uchechi A., Jennifer A. Ailshire, and Eileen M. Crimmins. 2019. “Change in cardiometabolic risk among blacks, whites and Hispanics: findings from the Health and Retirement Study.” The Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences74(2):240-246.

Mirza, Mansha Parven, Rooshey Hasnain, and Kathryn B. Duke. 2018. “Fostering Community-Academic Partnerships to Promote Employment Opportunities for Refugees with Disabilities: Accomplishments, Dilemmas, and Deliberations.” Societies8(3): 1-15.

Molina, Yamile, et al. 2018. “Enacted HIV-related stigma and breast-health beliefs and practices among African American women living with HIV: The mediating roles of internalized HIV-related stigma and depressive symptoms.” Stigma and Health3(4): 377-384.

Popielarz, Pamela, and Tünde Cserpes. 2018. “Comparing the Discussion Networks and Voluntary Association Memberships of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in U.S. Suburban Gateways.” Social Networks53: 42-56.

Price, Aaron C., Faith Kares, Gloria Segovia, and Aerika Brittian Loyd. 2018. “Staff matter: Gender differences in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) career interest development in adolescent youth.” Applied Developmental Science: 1-16.

Ruiz, D., Becerra, M., Jagai, J.S., Ard, K., and Sargis, R.M. 2018. Disparities in environmental exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and diabetes risk in vulnerable populations. Diabetes Care41(1): 193-205.

Said, Atef. 2018. “Doing Research during Times of Revolution and Counterrevolution.” In Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa. Janine A Clark and Francesco Cavatorta, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 83-93.

Scott, Lionel D. Jr. and Henrika McCoy. 2018. “Correlates of somatic symptoms among African American males transitioning from a public system of care.” American Journal of Men's Health12(2): 274-282.

Stovall, David. 2018. “Reflections on the perpetual war: School closings, public housing, law enforcement and the future of black life.” In At war!: Challenging racism, materialism, and militarism in education. Arshad Imtiaz Ali and Tracy Lachica Buenavista, eds. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 72-84.

Sutton, Stacey. 2018. “Gentrification and the Increasing Significance of Racial Transition in New York City 1970-2010” Urban Affairs Review1-31.

Waitoller, Federico and Christopher Lubienski. 2019. “Disability, race, and the geography of school choice: Towards an intersectional analytical framework.” AERA Open. January-March 5(1): 1-12.

Waitoller, Federico and Daniel Maggin. 2018. “Can charter schools address racial inequities evidenced in placement patterns in the least restrictive environment? A Longitudinal Study in Chicago Public Schools.” Hammill Institute on Disabilities, Remedial and Special EducationResearch Study, 1-12.

Waitoller, Federico and Gia Super. 2018. “Black and Latinx parents of students with dis/abilities selecting charter schools in Chicago.” Research Brief published by Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center, Indianapolis.

Awards Received:

Andy Clarno received the PEWS Distinguished Book Award from the Political Economy of the World System Section of the American Sociological Association and the Paul Sweezy Book Award from the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association for Neoliberal Apartheid.

Barbara Ransby received the American Studies Association’s 2018 Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship.

Claire Decoteau received the 2018 UIC Graduate Mentoring Award.

David Stovall received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Federico Waitoller received the 2018 UIC Social Sciences Rising Star Award.

Jennifer Brier received the 2018 UIC Humanities, Arts, Design and Architecture Distinguished Scholar Award.

Marisha Humphries received a 2018 UIC Excellence in Teaching Award.

Phoenix Matthews received the 2018 UIC College of Nursing Distinguished Researcher Award.

Stacey Sutton received the Urban Affairs Association best conference paper award for “Cooperative Cities: Municipal Support for Worker Owned Cooperatives in the United States.”