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 and Jennifer Glass. Forthcoming. “Effects of Work-Family Policies on Parenthood and Wellbeing.” 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. Impossible Ideals: How Women Work and Care in Europe and America. Under contract with Princeton University Press.

Collins, Caitlyn. “Understanding Work-Family Policy and Mothers’ Work-Family Conflict: A Cross-National Interview Study.” Revise and Resubmit.

Collins, Caitlyn. “The Promise and Limits of Work-Family Supports in a Shifting Policy Landscape: Working Mothers in Western Germany.” Under review.

Collins, Caitlyn. “Is Intensive Mothering a Cross-National Ideology? A Comparative Qualitative Study of Maternal Guilt.”

Collins, Caitlyn. “Rights or Luck? How Women in Italy and the U.S. Perceive Work-Family Policy Supports.”

Collins, Caitlyn. “Working Mothers’ Experiences of Maternity Leave Across Western Welfare Regimes.”

Collins, Caitlyn. “‘Hey Boss, I’m Pregnant’: Understanding the Interactional Dynamics of ‘Family-Friendly’ Workplace Protections.”

Article for The Atlantic:

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


Moms at Work: Policies and Perspectives in Europe and the United States.” Hold That Thought, Washington University in St. Louis, September 7, 2017 (16:30).

Invisible in Austin with Writing on the Air for KOOP Radio: Radio for People, Not Profit, October 11, 2015, with Javier Auyero (55:31).

“Invisible in Austin with UT Press,” September 30, 2015, with Javier Auyero and Katherine Jensen (38:34).


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

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

Blog Post:

Rudrappa, Sharmila and Caitlyn Collins. 2015. “How Does India’s Surrogacy Market Thrive Despite Being Called the ‘Rent-a-Womb’ Industry?” Gender & Society blog.