Publications

B o o k

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

Awards: 2020 PROSE Award in Anthropology, Criminology, and Sociology; 2020 Axiom Business Book Bronze Award for Women/Minorities in Business

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

Reviews in academic journals: Gender & Society, Social Forces, The Society Pages, The Sociological Review

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


J o u r n a l   A r t i c l e s

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

Collins, Caitlyn. Online first (Dec. 13, 2019). “Who to Blame and How to Solve It: Mothers’ Perceptions of Work-Family Conflict Across Western Policy Regimes.” Journal of Marriage and Family.

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. 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 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

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.


B o o k   R e v i e w s

Collins, Caitlyn. Forthcoming. 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.

Collins, Caitlyn. Forthcoming. Commuter Spouses: New Families in a Changing World by Danielle Lindemann. 2019. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. American Journal of Sociology.

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.

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.


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

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

Collins, Caitlyn. “Pregnancy Disclosure at Work.”

Collins, Caitlyn and Rachel Hellman. “’A Substitute For You’? How Women Grapple With Domestic Outsourcing.”

Collins, Caitlyn. “Revisiting the Chicago School: Poverty, Welfare Policy, and the Politics of Marriage in 20th and 21st Century America.” Invited chapter for The Enduring Relevance of the Chicago School of Sociology for Contemporary Urban Studies, ed. Dennis Rodgers and Gareth Jones.

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