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With Kevin Lewis. “Beyond the ‘STEM Pipeline’: Expertise, Careers, and Lifelong Learning.” Minerva 60(2022): 1-28.

With Michael Roach. “Rethinking Immigration Policies for STEM Doctorates.” Science 371(2021): 350-352

With Natalie Novick. “The Innovation Economy.” In David Fitzgerald and John D. Skrentny, eds., Immigrant California: Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Policy, Stanford University Press, 116-146

With David Fitzgerald. “Lessons from California.” In David Fitzgerald and John D. Skrentny, eds., Immigrant California: Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Policy, Stanford University Press, 1-19

With Michael Roach and Henry Sauermann. “Are Foreign STEM Ph.D.s More Entrepreneurial? Entrepreneurial Characteristics, Preferences, and Employment Outcomes of Native and Foreign Science and Engineering Ph.D. Students.” In Ina Ganguli, Megan Macgarvie, and Shulamit B. Kahn, eds., The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in US Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020, pp. 207-228

Theorizing Region: Links to Ethnicity, Nation, and Race.” Sociological Theory 38(2020): 1-15

With Michael Roach. “Why Foreign STEM PhDs Are Unlikely to Work for US Technology Startups.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116 (2019): 16805-16810

With Natalie Novick. “Research Universities and the Global Battle for the Brains.” In Jal Mehta and Scott Davies, eds., Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education, University of Chicago Press, 2018, pp. 271-296

“Race, Immigration, and Civil Rights Law in the Low-Skilled Workplace.” In Carol M. Swain, ed., Debating Immigration [Second Edition], Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 21-38

With Natalie Novick. “From Science to Alchemy: The Progressives’ Deployment of Expertise and the Contemporary Faith in Science to Grow the Economy and Create Jobs.” In Stephen Skowronek, Stephen Engel, and Bruce Ackerman, eds.,  The Progressives’ Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State, Yale University Press, 2016, pp. 405-427

With Jack Jin Gary Lee. “Immigration, Nationhood, and Transnationalization in Industrialized East Asia.” In Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal, ed., Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region, Routledge, 2015, pp. 130-153

With Jack Jin Gary Lee. “Korean Multiculturalism in Comparative Perspective.” In John Lie, ed., Multiethnic Korea? Multiculturalism, Migration, and Peoplehood Diversity in Contemporary South Korea, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2014, pp. 301-329

Have We Moved Beyond the Civil Rights Revolution?Yale Law Journal 133(2014): 3002-3034

With Jane Lilly López. “Obama’s Immigration Reform: The Triumph of Executive Action.” Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality 2(2013): 62-79

How to Understand Immigration Policy.” Brown Journal of International Affairs 20(2013): 139-152

“Zigs and Zags: Richard Nixon and the New Politics of Race.” In Kenneth Osgood and Derrick E. White, eds., Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama, University Press of Florida, 2013; pp. 26-54

With Micah Gell-Redman and Jack Jin Gary Lee. “Introduction: Japan, the United States, and the Philosophical Bases of Immigration Policy.” American Behavioral Scientist 56(2012): 995-1007

With René Patnode. “Race and Politics.”  In Edwin Amenta, Kate Nash and Alan Scott, eds., The New Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, Blackwell, 2012; pp. 315-324

“Obama’s Immigration Reform: A Tough Sell for a Grand Bargain.” In Theda Skocpol and Larry Jacobs, eds., Reaching for a New Deal: Ambitious Governance, Economic Meltdown, and Polarized Politics in Obama’s First Two Years, Russell Sage Foundation, 2011; pp. 273-320

With Micah Gell-Redman. “Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the Dynamics of Statutory Entrenchment.” The Yale Law Journal Online 120(2011): 325-346

With Catherine Lee. “Race Categorization and the Regulation of Business and Science.” Law and Society Review 44(2010): 617-649

With Meghan Duffy and Amy Binder. “Elite Status and Social Change: Using Field Analysis to Explain Policy Formation and Implementation.”  Social Problems 57(2010): 49-73

With Dong-Hoon Seol. “Why Is There So Little Migrant Settlement in East Asia?International Migration Review 43(2009): 578-620

With Dong-Hoon Seol. “Ethnic Return Migration and Hierarchical Nationhood: Korean Chinese Foreign Workers in South Korea.” Ethnicities 9(2009): 147-174

Are America’s Civil Rights Laws Still Relevant?Du Bois Review 4(2008): 1-22

With Thomas J. Sugrue. “The White Ethnic Strategy.” In Bruce Schulman and Julian Zelizer, eds., Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s, Harvard University Press, 2008; pp. 171-192

Culture and Race/Ethnicity: Bolder, Deeper and Broader.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 619(2008): 59-77

With Stephanie Chan, Jon E. Fox and Denis Kim. “Defining Nations in Asia and Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Ethnic Return Migration Policy.” International Migration Review 41(2007): 793-825.  Also published in Takeyuki Tsuda, ed., Diasporic Homecomings: Ethnic Return Migrants in Comparative Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2009)

The Benefits of Comparison: New Challenges to Ethnicity and Immigration Research.” Ethnicities 7(2007): 135-141

Law and the American State.”  Annual Review of Sociology 32(2006): 213-44

Policy-Elite Perceptions and Social Movement Success: Understanding Variations in Group Inclusion in Affirmative Action,” American Journal of Sociology. 111 (2006): 1762-1815

Policy-Making is Decision-Making: A Response to Hattam.” Studies in American Political Development 18(2004): 70-80

With Dong-Hoon Seol.  “South Korea: Importing Undocumented Workers.”  In Wayne A. Cornelius, Takeyuki Tsuda, Philip L. Martin, and James F. Hollifield, eds., Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective [second edition], Stanford University Press, 2004; pp. 475-513

With Paul Frymer.  “The Rise of Instrumental Affirmative Action: Law and the New Significance of Race in America.”  In Connecticut Law Review 36(2004): 677-723

With Clark Cunningham and Glenn Loury.  “Passing Strict Scrutiny: Using Social Science to Design Affirmative Action Programs.” Georgetown Law Journal 90(2002): 835-82

“Affirmative Action and the Failure of Presidential Leadership,” in Stanley Renshon, ed., One America? Presidential Leadership and the Dilemmas of National Diversity, Georgetown University Press, 2001; pp. 103-29

“Republican Efforts to End Affirmative Action:  Walking a Fine Line,” in Marc Landy, Martin Levin and Martin Shapiro, eds., Seeking the Center : Politics and Policymaking at the New Century, Georgetown University Press, 2001; pp. 132-71

With Robin Rogers-Dillon.  “Administering Success: The Legitimacy Imperative and the Implementation of Welfare Reform.”  Social Problems 46(1999): 13-29

The Effect of the Cold War on African-American Civil Rights: America and the World Audience, 1945-1968.” Theory and Society 27: 237-85

“State Capacity, Policy Feedbacks, and Affirmative Action for Blacks, Women and Latinos,” Research in Political Sociology, 8(1998):279-310

With Paul Frymer.  “Coalition-Building and the Politics of Electoral Capture During the Nixon Administration: African-Americans, Labor, Latinos,” Studies in American Political Development 12(1998): 131-161

Affirmative Action: Some Advice for the Pundits.” American Behavioral Scientist, 41(1998): 877-85

Pragmatism, Institutionalism and the Construction of Employment Discrimination,” Sociological Forum, 9(1994):  343-369

Concern for the Environment: A Cross-National Perspective,” International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 5(1993):  335-352