Slee, Gillian, and Matthew Desmond, “Eviction and Voter Turnout: The Political Consequences of Housing Instability,” Politics & Society (2021). 

Hepburn, Peter, Emily Lemmerman, Olivia Jin, and Matthew Desmond, “Neighborhoods with Highest Eviction Filing Rates Have Lowest Levels of COVID-19 Vaccination,” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 7 (2021): 1–3. 

Gromis, Ashley, and Matthew Desmond “Estimating the Prevalence of Eviction in the United Sates: New Data from the 2017 American Housing Survey,” Cityscape 23 (2021): 279–89. 

Hepburn, Peter, Renee Louis, Joe Fish, Emily Lemmerman, Anne Kat Alexander, Timothy Thomas, Robert Koehler, Emily Benfer, and Matthew Desmond, “U.S. Eviction Filing Patterns in 2020,” Socius 7 (2021): 1–18. 

Devin Q. Rutan and Matthew Desmond, “Durable Pathways to Homelessness: The Concentrated Geography of Eviction,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 693 (2021): 64–81. 

Gracie Himmelstein and Matthew Desmond, “Eviction and Health: A Vicious Cycle Made More Deadly by a Pandemic,” Health Affairs (2021): 1–6. 

Gracie Himmelstein and Matthew Desmond, “Eviction and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Population-Based Study,” JAMA Pediatrics 175 (2021): 494-500. 

Lillian Leung, Peter Hepburn, and Matthew Desmond, “Serial Eviction Filing: Civil Courts, Property Management, and the Threat of Displacement,” Social Forces 100 (2021): 316–44. 


Porton, Adam, Ashley Gromis, and Matthew Desmond, “Inaccuracies in Eviction Records,” Housing Policy Debate 31 (2020): 377–94. 

Peter Hepburn, Renee Louis, and Matthew Desmond, “Racial and Gender Disparities among Evicted Americans,” Sociological Science 7 (2020): 10–23. 

Desmond, Matthew, Andrew V. Papachristos, and David S. Kirk, “Evidence of the Effect of Police Violence on Citizen Crime Reporting,” American Sociological Review 85 (2020): 184–90. 


Desmond, Matthew, “In Order to Understand the Brutality of American Capitalism, You Have to Start on the Plantation,” The New York Times Magazine, 1619 Issue, August 14, 2019.

Desmond, Matthew, “Dollars on the Margins,” The New York Times Magazine, February 23, 2019. 

Desmond, Matthew, and Nathan Wilmers, “Do the Poor Pay More for Housing? Exploitation, Profit, and Risk in Rental Markets,” American Journal of Sociology 124 (2019): 1090–124. 


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. 

Desmond, Matthew, and Bruce Western. “Poverty in America: New Directions and Debates.” Annual Review of Sociology 44 (2018). 

Desmond, Matthew, and Adam Travis. “Political Consequences of Survival Strategies among the Urban Poor”. American Sociological Review 83 (2018): 873-900. 


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. “How Housing Dynamics Shape Neighborhood Perceptions.” Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy. Ed. Lee Fennell & Benjamin Keys. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 151-173. 


Desmond, Matthew. “The Eviction Economy.” The New York Times (2016). Web. Online Version

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. Web. Online Version

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. 

Desmond, Matthew, and Kristin L. Perkins. “Household and Housing Instability.” Urban Affairs Review 52 (2016): 421-36. 

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. 


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): 38, 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.

Desmond, Matthew, and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. “Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health”. Social Forces 94 (2015): 94, 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. 

Desmond, Matthew. “Severe Deprivation in America: An Introduction.” RSF: The Russell Sage Journal of the Social Sciences 1 (2015): 1-11. 


Desmond, Matthew. “Evictions: A Hidden Scourge for Black Women”. The Washington Post 2014. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “How Should We Study Social Suffering?” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37 (2014): 1761-66. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Relational Ethnography.” Theory and Society 43 (2014): 547-79. Web. Online Version


Desmond, Matthew. “Fighting Wildfires, Processing Death.” The New York Times 2013. Web. Online Version

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. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew, et al. “Evicting Children”. Social Forces 92 (2013): 303-27. Web. Online Version


Desmond, Matthew. “Tipping the Scales in Housing Court”. The New York Times 2012. Web. Online Version

Emirbayer, Mustafa, and Matthew Desmond. “Race and Reflexivity”. Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2012): , 35, 574-99. Web. Online Version

Emirbayer, Mustafa, and Matthew Desmond. “To Imagine and Pursue Racial Justice”. Race, Ethnicity and Education 15 (2012): , 15, 259-89. Print.

Desmond, Matthew. “Disposable Ties and the Urban Poor”. American Journal of Sociology 117 (2012): , 117, 1295-1335. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty”. American Journal of Sociology 118 (2012): , 118, 88-133. Print.


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. Web. Online Version


Desmond, Matthew. “Housing Crisis in the Inner City.” Chicago Tribune 2010. Web. Online Version

Martin, John Levi, and Matthew Desmond. “Political Position and Social Knowledge.” Sociological Forum 25 (2010): 1-26. Web. Online Version

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.


Desmond, Matthew. “Who's Helping the Evicted?” Everyday Sociology 2009. Web. Online Version

Desmond, Matthew. “Bottoms Up.” Contexts 8 (2009): 69-71. Web. Publisher's Version

Desmond, Matthew, and Mustafa Emirbayer. “What is Racial Domination?” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 6 (2009): 335-55. 

Desmond, Matthew, and Ruth López Turley. “The Role of Familism in Explaining the Hispanic-White College Application Gap.” Social Problems 56 (2009): 311-34. 


Desmond, Matthew. “The Real W-2 Problem is Stagnant Pay.” Wisconsin State Journal 2008. 

Desmond, Matthew. “The Lie of Heroism.” Contexts 7 (2008): 56-58. 


Desmond, Matthew. “Des morts incompétents.” Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 165 (2006): 165, 8-27. 

Desmond, Matthew. “Becoming a Firefighter.” Ethnography 7 (2006): 387-421.