Publications

Forthcoming

Desmond, Matthew, Andrew Papachristos, and David Kirk. “Evidence of the Effect of Police Violence on Citizen Crime Reporting.” American Sociological Review n. pag. Print.
Desmond, Matthew, and Nathan Wilmers. “Do the Poor Pay More for Housing? Exploitation, Profit, and Risk in Rental Markets.” American Journal of Sociology n. pag. Print.

2018

Desmond, Matthew. “Riots Are the Language of the Unheard.” The Atlantic 2018.
Desmond, Matthew. “Why Work Doesn’t Work Anymore.” The New York Times Magazine 2018.
Desmond, Matthew. “The Faces of Eviction.” Dissent 2018.
Desmond, Matthew. “Devah Pager.” The New York Times Magazine 2018.
Desmond, Matthew. “Heavy Is the House: Rent Burden Among the American Urban Poor.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 42 (2018): 160–170.
Desmond, Matthew, and Saskia Sassen. “Penser l’expulsion à différentes échelles.” L’Année Sociologique 68 (2018): 233–248. Print.
Desmond, Matthew, and Bruce Western. “Poverty in America: New Directions and Debates.” Annual Review of Sociology 44 (2018): n. pag.
Desmond, Matthew, and Adam Travis. “Political Consequences of Survival Strategies Among the Urban Poor.” American Sociological Review 83 (2018): 873–900.

2017

Desmond, Matthew. “Housing.” State of the Union Report. Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2017.
Sandel, Megan, and Matthew Desmond. “Investing in Housing for Health Improves Both Mission and Margin.” JAMA 2017.
Desmond, Matthew. “House Rules.” The New York Times Magazine 2017.
Desmond, Matthew, and Carl Gershenson. “Who Gets Evicted? Assessing Individual, Neighborhood, and Network Factors.” Social Science Research 62 (2017): 362–377.
Desmond, Matthew, Lee Fennell, and Benjamin Keys. “How Housing Dynamics Shape Neighborhood Perceptions.” Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 151–173.

2016

Desmond, Matthew. “The Eviction Economy.” The New York Times (2016): n. pag.
Desmond, Matthew, and Andrew V. Papachristos. “Why Don’t You Just Call the Cops?.” The New York Times 2016.
Desmond, Matthew. “Forced Out.” The New Yorker 2016.
Desmond, Matthew, and Carl Gershenson. “Housing and Employment Insecurity Among the Working Poor.” Social Problems 63 (2016): 46–67.
Greenberg, Deena, Carl Gershenson, and Matthew Desmond. “The Disparate Impact of Eviction.” Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 51 (2016): 115–58. Print.
Desmond, Matthew, and Kristin L. Perkins. “Household and Housing Instability.” Urban Affairs Review 52 (2016): 421–36. Print.
Desmond, Matthew, and Kristin L. Perkins. “Are Landlords Overcharging Housing Voucher Holders?.” City and Community 15 (2016): 137–62.
Desmond, Matthew, Andrew V. Papachristos, and David S. Kirk. “Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community.” American Sociological Review 81 (2016): 857–76.

2015

Desmond, Matthew. “Unaffordable America: Poverty, Housing, and Eviction.” Fast Focus: Institute for Research on Poverty 22 (2015): 1–6.
Desmond, Matthew. “Who Speaks for the Dispossessed?.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 38 (2015): 1258–63.
Desmond, Matthew, Carl Gershenson, and Barbara Kiviat. “Forced Relocation and Residential Instability Among Urban Renters.” Social Service Review 89 (2015): 227–62.
Desmond, Matthew, and Weihua An. “Neighborhood and Network Disadvantage Among City Dwellers.” Sociological Science 2 (2015): 329–50. Print.
Desmond, Matthew, and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. “Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health.” Social Forces 94 (2015): 395–324.
Desmond, Matthew, and Tracey Shollenberger. “Forced Displacement from Rental Housing: Prevalence and Neighborhood Consequences.” Demography 52 (2015): 1751–72.
Desmond, Matthew, and Monica Bell. “Poverty, Housing, and the Law.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 11 (2015): 15–35. Print.
Desmond, Matthew. “Severe Deprivation in America: An Introduction.” RSF: The Russell Sage Journal of the Social Sciences 1 (2015): 1–11.

2014

Desmond, Matthew. “Evictions: A Hidden Scourge for Black Women.” The Washington Post 2014.
Desmond, Matthew. “How Should We Study Social Suffering?.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37 (2014): 1761–66.
Desmond, Matthew. “Relational Ethnography.” Theory and Society 43 (2014): 547–79.

2013

Desmond, Matthew. “Fighting Wildfires, Processing Death.” The New York Times 2013.
Desmond, Matthew, and Nicol Valdez. “Unpolicing the Urban Poor: Consequences of Third Party Policing on Inner-City Women.” American Sociological Review 78 (2013): 117–41. Print.
Desmond, Matthew. “Is Democratic Regulation of High Finance Possible?.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 649 (2013): 180–84.
Desmond, Matthew, Weihua An, Richelle Winkler, and Thomas Ferriss. “Evicting Children.” Social Forces 92 (2013): 303–27.

2012

Desmond, Matthew. “Tipping the Scales in Housing Court.” The New York Times 2012.
Emirbayer, Mustafa, and Matthew Desmond. “Race and Reflexivity.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2012): 574–99.
Emirbayer, Mustafa, and Matthew Desmond. “To Imagine and Pursue Racial Justice.” Race, Ethnicity and Education 15 (2012): 259–89. Print.
Desmond, Matthew. “Disposable Ties and the Urban Poor.” American Journal of Sociology 117 (2012): 1295–1335.
Desmond, Matthew. “Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty.” American Journal of Sociology 118 (2012): 88–133. Print.

2011

Desmond, Matthew. “Making Firefighters Deployable.” Qualitative Sociology 34 (2011): 59–77. Print.
Turley, Ruth López, and Matthew Desmond. “Contributions to College Costs by Married, Divorced, and Remarried Parents.” Journal of Family Issues 32 (2011): 767–90.

2010

Desmond, Matthew. “Housing Crisis in the Inner City.” Chicago Tribune 2010.
Martin, John Levi, and Matthew Desmond. “Political Position and Social Knowledge.” Sociological Forum 25 (2010): 1–26.
Turley, Ruth López, Matthew Desmond, and Sarah Bruch. “Unanticipated Educational Consequences of a Positive Child-Parent Relationship.” Journal of Marriage and Family 72 (2010): 1377–90. Print.

2009

Desmond, Matthew. “Who’s Helping the Evicted?.” Everyday Sociology 2009.
Desmond, Matthew. “Bottoms Up.” Contexts 8 (2009): 69–71.