B o o k

Collins, Caitlyn. 2019. Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


Author Meets Critics: American Sociological Association (2020), International Conference of Work and Family (2019), Work and Family Researchers Network (2020)

Reviews in academic journals: American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Gender & Society, Laboratorium, Marine Ornithology, Social Forces, The Society Pages, The Sociological Review, Teaching Sociology, Work and Occupations

Reviews in non-English journals: Genre, Sexualité & Société (Gender, Sexuality, and Society in French) Liens Socio (Social Links in French), Sociologisk Forskning (Sociological Research in Swedish), Yhteiskuntapolitiikka (Public Policy in Finnish)

Reviews in the popular press: Financial Times, The Guardian, Harvard Business ReviewPublisher’s Weekly (starred review; PW Picks Book of the Week, Feb. 11, 2019)

Press: ABC, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, BBC, CNBC, Forbes, Good Morning America, The Guardian, InStyle, Medium, New York Times, National Public Radio, Parents Magazine, Politico, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Slate, USA Today, Vox, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post

J o u r n a l   A r t i c l e s

Landivar, Liana Christin, Leah Ruppanner, Lloyd Rouse*, William Scarborough, and Caitlyn Collins. 2021. “Research Note: School Reopenings During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Implications for Gender and Racial Equity.” Demography. (*student coauthor; online first).

Ruppanner, Leah, Caitlyn Collins, Liana Christin Landivar, and William Scarborough. 2021. “How Do Gender Norms and Childcare Costs Affect Maternal Employment Across U.S. States?” Gender & Society. (online first; preprint available here).

Scarborough, William, Liana Christin Landivar, Caitlyn Collins, and Leah Ruppanner. 2021. “Do High Childcare Costs and Low Access to Head Start and Childcare Subsidies Limit Mothers’ Employment? A State-Level Analysis.” Social Science Research.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2021. “Is Maternal Guilt a Cross-National Experience?” Qualitative Sociology 44(1):1-29. (lead article)

Press: Forbes, New York Times

Collins, Caitlyn+, Leah Ruppanner+, Liana Christin Landivar+, and William Scarborough+. 2021. “The Gendered Consequences of a Weak Infrastructure of Care: School Reopening Plans and Parents’ Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Gender & Society 35(2):180-193. (+equal authorship).

Press: Bloomberg, Deseret News, New York Times, St. Louis Public Radio

Collins, Caitlyn+, Liana Christin Landivar+, Leah Ruppanner+, and William Scarborough+. 2021. “COVID-19 and the Gender Gap in Work Hours.” Gender, Work, and Organization 28:101-112. (+equal authorship).

PressABC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Good Morning America,, New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace, Romper, Salon, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), Vogue, Vox, Washington Post, Yahoo

Bariola, Nino* and Caitlyn Collins. 2021. “The Gendered Politics of Pandemic Relief: Labor and Family Policies in Denmark, Germany, and the United States During COVID-19.” American Behavioral Scientist 65(12):1671-1697. (*student co-author).

Press: Forbes, The Globe and Mail

Scarborough, William, Caitlyn Collins, Leah Ruppanner, and Liana Christin Landivar. 2021. “Head Start and Families’ Recovery from Economic Recession: Policy Recommendations for COVID-19.” Family Relations 70(1):26-42.

Ruppanner, Leah, Xiao Tan*, William Scarborough, Liana Christin Landivar, and Caitlyn Collins. 2021. “Shifting Inequalities? Parents’ Sleep, Anxiety, and Calm during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia and the United States.” Men and Masculinities 24(1):181-188. (*student co-author).

Collins, Caitlyn. 2020. “Productivity in a Pandemic.” Science 369(6504):603.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2020. “Who to Blame and How to Solve It: Mothers’ Perceptions of Work-Family Conflict Across Western Policy Regimes.” Journal of Marriage and Family 82(3):849-874.

Award: Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, 2021

Reprinted excerpt: Working in America, ed. Amy Wharton. 5th edition. Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis.

Landivar, Liana Christin, Leah Ruppanner, William Scarborough, and Caitlyn Collins. 2020. “Early Signs Indicate COVID-19 is Exacerbating Gender Inequality in the Labor Force.” Socius

Press: Associated Press, Science Magazine, Washington Post

Collins, Caitlyn, Katherine Jensen, and Javier Auyero. 2017. “A Proposal for Public Sociology as Localized Intervention and Collective Enterprise: The Makings and Impact of Invisible in Austin.Qualitative Sociology 40(2):191-214.

Rudrappa, Sharmila and Caitlyn Collins. 2015. “Altruistic Agencies and Compassionate Consumers: Moral Framing of Transnational Surrogacy.” Gender & Society 29(6):937-959.

Pudrovska, Tetyana, Deborah Carr, Michael McFarland, and Caitlyn Collins. 2013. “Higher-Status Occupations and Breast Cancer: A Life-Course Stress Approach.” Social Science & Medicine 89:53-61.

Janning, Michelle, Caitlyn Collins, and Jacqueline Kamm. 2011. “Gender, Space, and Objects in Divorced Families.” Michigan Family Review 15(1):35-58.

Janning, Michelle, Jill Laney, and Caitlyn Collins. 2010. “Spatial and Temporal Arrangements, Parental Authority, and Young Adults’ Post-Divorce Experiences.” The Journal of Divorce and Remarriage 51(7):413-427.

B o o k   C h a p t e r s 

Collins, Caitlyn. 2019. “The Promise and Limits of Work-Family Supports in a Shifting Policy Landscape: A Double Bind for Working Mothers in Western Germany.” Pp. 141-167 in Contemporary Parenting and Parenthood: From News Headlines to New Research, ed. Michelle Janning. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.

Collins, Caitlyn and Jennifer Glass. 2018. “Effects of Work-Family Policies on Parenthood and Wellbeing.” Pp. 337-439 in Handbook of Family Policy, ed. Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2015. “The Difference between a Cocktail Waitress and a Stripper? Two Weeks.” Pp. 115-137 in Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in Austin, Texas, ed. Javier Auyero. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Reviews in the popular press: Publisher’s Weekly (starred review, PW Picks Book of the Week, Aug. 31, 2015), KirkusBooklist

Press: The Guardian, Bloomberg Business, Austin American-Statesman, Daily Texan, Texas Observer, Texas Monthly, Texas Perspectives

Collins, Caitlyn and Michelle Janning. 2010. “The Stuff at Mom’s House and the Stuff at Dad’s House: The Material Consumption of Divorce for Adolescents.” Pp. 163-177 in Childhood and Consumer Culture, eds. David Buckingham and Vebjørg Tingstad. Hampshire, England: Palgrave Macmillan.

M a n u s c r i p t s   i n   P r o g r e s s

Scarborough, William, Caitlyn Collins, Liana Christin Landivar, Leah Ruppanner, and Matt Huffman. “Gender, Earnings, Telecommuting, and Parents’ Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Under review.

Landivar, Liana Christin, Leah Ruppanner, Lloyd Rouse*, William Scarborough, and Caitlyn Collins. “Parental Employment and School Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Article in progress for special issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. (*student co-author).

Collins, Caitlyn, Megan Tobias Neely, and Shamus Khan. “Case Selection in Qualitative Interviews and Participant Observation.” Article commissioned for Annual Review of Sociology, Volume 49, September 2022.

Collins, Caitlyn. “Pregnancy Disclosure at Work.”

Collins, Caitlyn and Nino Bariola*. “Rights or Privileges? Towards a Theory of Work-Family Justice.” (*student co-author)

Collins, Caitlyn and Rachel Hellman*. “’A Substitute For You’? How Women Grapple With Domestic Outsourcing.” (*student co-author)

B o o k   R e v i e w s

Collins, Caitlyn. 2020. Opting Back In: What Really Happens When Mothers Go Back to Work by Pamela Stone and Meg Lovejoy. 2019. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. Gender & Society 34(6):1034-1036.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2020. Commuter Spouses: New Families in a Changing World by Danielle Lindemann. 2019. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. American Journal of Sociology 125(5):1432-1434.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2019. The Lives of Stay-At-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States by Catherine Richards Solomon. 2017. Bingley, UK: Emerald. Men and Masculinities 23(3-4)788-789.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2018. The Balance Gap: Working Mothers and the Limits of the Law by Sarah Cote Hampson. 2017. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. Political Science Quarterly 133(3):587-589.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2017. Labor of Love: Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies by Heather Jacobson. 2016. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Gender & Society 31(5):699-701.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2011. Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Equality in Everyday Life by Mario Luis Small. 2009. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Sociological Insight 3:172-174.

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