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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Wilson, William Julius. "Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto." Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender. Ed. David Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi. Routledge, 2018, 87-102.
William Julius Wilson. "Why Sociologists Matter in the Welfare Reform Debate." Contemporary Sociology 46.6 (November 2017): 627-634.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Big Picture: Multiracial Cooperation." Public Books, October 9, 2017.
Wilson, William Julius. "Race, Class, Politics, and the Disappearance of Work: A Rejoinder." Ethnic & Racial Studies 40.9 (July 2017): 1502-1507.
Wilson, William Julius. "Black Youths, Joblessness, and the Other Side of ‘Black Lives Matter’." Ethnic & Racial Studies 39.8 (June 2016): 1450-1457.
Wilson, William Julius. "Urban Poverty, Race, and Space." The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty. Ed. Brady, David, and Linda M. Burton. Oxford University Press, 2016, 394-413.
Wilson, William Julius. "Cashless Society." Review of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. New York Times, September 2, 2015: 14-14.
Wilson, William Julius. "New Perspectives on the Declining Significance of Race: A Rejoinder." Ethnic & Racial Studies 38.8 (June 2015): 1278-1284.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Travails of Urban Field Research." Review of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, by Alice Goffman, and This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South, by Zandria F. Robinson. Contemporary Sociology, 43.6, November 2014: 824-828.
Wilson, William Julius. "Marginality, Ethnicity and Penality: A Response to Loïc Wacquant." Ethnic & Racial Studies 37.10 (October 2014): 1712-1718.
Wilson, William Julius. "More Than Just Race, Being Black and Poor in the Inner City." America’s Growing Inequality The Impact of Poverty and Race. Ed. Chester Hartman. Lexington Books, 2014.
Wilson, William Julius. "De Quel Ghetto The Wire Parle-t-elle?" The Wire, L'Amerique Sur Ecoute. Ed. Marie-Hélène Bacqué. La Découverte, March 2014.
Wilson, William Julius. "Being Poor, Black, and American: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Cultural Forces." Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective. Ed. David B. Grusky. Westview Press, January 2014.
Chaddha, Anmol, and William Julius Wilson. "“Way Down in the Hole”: Systemic Urban Inequality and The Wire." Crime and Justice in the City as Seen through The Wire. Ed. Peter A. Collins, and David C. Brody. Carolina Academic Press, 2013, 29-53.
Wilson, William Julius. "Combating Concentrated Poverty in Urban Neighborhoods." Journal of Applied Social Science 7.2 (September 2013): 135-143.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Urban Jobs Crisis." Harvard Magazine. May-June 2013.
Quane, James M., and William Julius Wilson. "Critical Commentary: Making the Connection Between the Socialisation and the Social Isolation of the Inner-city Poor." Urban Studies 49.14 (November 2012): 2977-2987.
Wilson, William Julius. "Foreword." Not Meant to Live Like This: Weathering the Storm of Our Lives in New Orleans. ATD Fourth World Movement, 2012.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Role of Elite Institutions." Chronicle of Higher Education. August 2, 2012.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Great Disparity." Reviews of The Great Divergence, by Timothy Noah, and Coming Apart, by Charles Murray. Nation, 295.5/6, July 30, 2012: 27-32.
Wilson, William Julius. "Afterword." The Truly Disadvantaged. University of Chicago Press, 2012, 251-301.
Wilson, William Julius. "Race and Affirming Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 9.1 (June 2012): 5-16.
Wilson, William Julius. "Afterword." The Declining Significance of Race. University of Chicago Press, 2012, 183-209.
Wilson, William Julius. "Forward." Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect. Ed. Robert J. Sampson. University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Problems of All Americans." Boston Review, January/February 2012.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Impact Of Racial And Nonracial Structural Forces On Poor Urban Blacks." Covert Racism. Ed. R. D. Coates. Brill, 2011, 17-40.
Wilson, William Julius. "Improving Grades: Urban Public Schools, Racial and Socioeconomic Segregation, and the Promise of Innovation." Frontiers in Sociology of Education. Ed. Maureen T. Hallinan. Springer, 2011, 265-272.
Wilson, William Julius. "More Than Just Race: A Response to William Darity, Jr. and Mark Gould." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 8.2 (December 20, 2011): 489-495.
Wilson, William Julius. "Reflections on a Sociological Career that Integrates Social Science with Social Policy." Annual Review of Sociology 37 (August 2011): 1-18.
Chaddha, Anmol, and William Julius Wilson. "Way Down in the Hole”: Systemic Urban Inequality and The Wire." Critical Inquiry 38.1 (Autumn 2011).
Quane, James M., and William Julius Wilson. "All Together Now, One By One: Building Capacity for Urban Education Reform in Promise Neighborhoods." Pathways. Summer 2011.
Wilson, William Julius. "Blurring the Color Line." Review of Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America, by Richard Alba. Sociological Forum, 26.2, June 2011: 452-457.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Declining Significance of Race: Revisited & Revised." Daedalus 140.2 (Spring 2011): 55-69.
Wilson, William Julius. "Being Poor, Black, and American: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Cultural Forces." American Educator 35.1 (Spring 2011): 10-46.
Wilson, William Julius. "Understanding the Emergence and Persistence of Concentrated Urban Poverty." American Democracy and the Pursuit of Equality. Ed. Chowkwanyun, Merlin, and Randa Serhan. Paradigm, 2011, 117-131.
Wilson, William Julius. "Obama's Joblessness Dilemma: Fighting Minority Unemployment is Good Economics but Tough Politics." New York Daily News, January 19, 2011.
Wilson, William Julius. "More Than Just Race: A Rejoinder." Sociological Forum 25.2 (June 2010): 390-394.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Obama Administration's Proposals to Address Concentrated Urban Poverty." City and Community 9.1 (March 2010): 41-49.
Wilson, William Julius, and Anmol Chaddha. "The Role of Theory in Ethnographic Research." Ethnography 10.4 (December 2009): 549-564.
Wilson, William Julius. "Toward a Framework for Understanding Forces that Contribute to or Reinforce Racial Inequality." Race and Social Problems 1.1 (April 2009): 3-11.
Wilson, William Julius. More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2009.
Wilson, William Julius. "Foreword: The Moynihan Report and Research on the Black Community." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 621 (January 2009): 34-46.