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Research Interests

Professor Watkins-Hayes has published in the areas of sociology, African American Studies, and public policy studies. She is also principal investigator of The Health, Hardship and Renewal Study, which explores the economic and social survival strategies of women living with HIV/AIDS in the Chicago area. Results from that study are presented in the book, Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Harvard University

… → 2003

Sociology, MA, Harvard University

… → 2000

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology, Economics, and Education), BA, Spelman College

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Class
  • Gender
  • Government organizations
  • Non-profit
  • Race
  • Social policy
  • Urban poverty

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Research Output

Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou's The Asian American Achievement Paradox

Watkins-Hayes, C. M., Oct 20 2016, In : Ethnic and Racial Studies. 39, 13, p. 2370-2371 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Discourse of Deservingness: Morality and the Dilemmas of Poverty Relief in Debate and Practice

Watkins-Hayes, C. M. & Kovalsky, E., 2016, The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty. Brady, D. & Burton, L. M. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 193-220 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Intersectionality and the sociology of HIV/AIDS: Past, present, and future research directions

Watkins-Hayes, C. M., Jan 1 2014, In : Annual Review of Sociology. 40, p. 431-457 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 43 Scopus citations

    The Immorality of Evading the Nanny Tax

    Watkins-Hayes, C. M., Mar 26 2014, In : The Atlantic.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle