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

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

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.

Chapters in Edited Volumes:

Collins, Caitlyn. 2018. “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 Child and 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.

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.

Manuscripts in Progress:

Collins, Caitlyn. “Who to Blame and How to Solve It: Mothers’ Perceptions of Work-Family Conflict Across Western Policy Regimes.” Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Marriage and Family.

Collins, Caitlyn. “Is Maternal Guilt a Cross-National Experience?” Revise and Resubmit, Qualitative Sociology.

Collins, Caitlyn. “A Right or a Privilege? How Mothers Frame Work-Family Policy Support.”

Collins, Caitlyn and Ellie Zimmerman. “The Birth of the Motherhood Penalty: Pregnancy Announcements at Work.”

Collins, Caitlyn and Rachel Hellman. “The Meanings Mothers Attach to Outsourced Childcare and Housework.”

Other Writing:

Collins, Caitlyn. 2018. “Americans Love Seeing Swedish Dads Out With Their Kids. This is a Problem.” Slate, April 11.

Collins, Caitlyn. 2017. “In Germany, Parents Can Sue the Government for Failing to Provide Child Care.” The Atlantic, January 10.


Javier Auyero, Caitlyn Collins, and Katherine Jensen. 2015. “Exposing the Underbelly of Austin’s Economic Segregation.” Austin American-Statesman, June 24.

Collins, Caitlyn, Katherine Jensen, Kristine Kilanski, and Javier Auyero. 2015. “The Other Side of Austin, TX.” Metropolitiques, March 2.

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