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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. "Multiracial Cooperation." Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk. Ed. Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, and Caitlin Zaloom. Columbia University Press, 2019.
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.
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. "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. "Foreword." Not Meant to Live Like This: Weathering the Storm of Our Lives in New Orleans. ATD Fourth World Movement, 2012.
Wilson, William Julius. "Afterword." The Truly Disadvantaged. University of Chicago Press, 2012, 251-301.
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 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. "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. "The Economic Plight of Inner-City Black Males." Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male. Ed. Elijah Anderson. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, 55-70.
Wilson, William Julius. "Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto." The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class and Gender. Ed. David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi. Westview Press, 2007, 142-152.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions." The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class and Gender. Ed. David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi. Westview Press, 2007, 225-238.
Wilson, William Julius. “Speaking to Publics." Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century. Ed. Dan Clawson, Robert Zussman, Joya Misra, Naomi Gerstel, and Randall Stokes. University of California Press, 2007, 117-123.
Wilson, William Julius. "A New Agenda for America's Ghetto Poor." Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream. Ed. John Edwards, Marion Crane, and Arne L. Kalleberg. The New Press, 2007, 88-98.
Wilson, William Julius. "Foreword." The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890-1950. Ed. Francille Rusan Wilson. University of Virginia Press, 2006.
Sampson, Robert J., and William Julius Wilson. "Toward a Theory of Race, Crime and Urban Inequality." Race, Crime and Justice: A Reader. Ed. Gabbidon, Shaun L., and Helen Taylor Greene. Routledge, 2005, 177-189.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Woes of the Inner City African-American Father." Black Fathers in Contemporary American Society: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Strategies for Change. Ed. Obie Clayton, Ronald B. Mincy, and David Blankenhorn. Russell Sage Foundation, 2003.
Wilson, William Julius. "Poverty, Joblessness, and the Social Transformation of the Inner City." Inside Urban Politics: Voices from America's Cities and Suburbs. Ed. Dick Simpson. Longman, 2003.
Wilson, William Julius. "Jobless Ghettos: The Social Implications of the Disappearance of Work in Segregated Neighborhoods." The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (2nd Edition). Ed. Tracey E. Ore. McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Wilson, William Julius, and Marta Tienda. “Youth in Cities: Signs of Hope and Stress.” Youth in Cities: A Cross-National Perspective. Ed. William Julius Wilson and Marta Tienda. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Wilson, William Julius, and Marta Tienda. “Prospect and Retrospect: Options for Healthy Youth Development in Changing Urban Worlds.” Youth in Cities: A Cross-National Perspective. Ed. William Julius Wilson and Marta Tienda. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Wilson, William Julius, and Marta Tienda. “Comparative Perspectives of Urban Youth: Challenges for Normative Development.” Youth in Cities: A Cross-National Perspective. Ed. William Julius Wilson and Marta Tienda. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Wilson, William Julius. "Introduction." American Project. Ed. Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh. Harvard University Press, 2002, 1-12.
Wilson, William Julius. "The American Belief System Concerning Poverty and Welfare." Understanding Society: An Introductory Reader. Ed. Margaret L. Anderson, Kim A. Logio, and Howard Taylor. Wadsworth/Thomas Learning, 2001, 217-222.
Wilson, William Julius. "Socioeconomic Inequality: Race and/or Class." Race in the 21st Century. Ed. Curtis Stokes, Theresa Melendez, and Genice Rhodes-Reed. Michigan State University Press, 2001, 435-454.
Wilson, William Julius, James Quane, and Bruce Rankin. "The Inner City: Cultural Concerns." International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Ed. Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Elsevier Science, 2001, 7526-7530.
Wilson, William Julius, James Quane, and Bruce Rankin. "The Urban Underclass." International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Ed. Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Elsevier Science, 2001, 15945-15948.