Recent Publications (email if free full-text not available here)
Perez-Felkner, L. Erichsen, K., Li, Y., Chen, J., Hu, S., Ramirez Surmeier, L., Shore, C. (revise & resubmit) [Title blinded for peer review]. Review of Educational Research.
Zhao, T. & Perez-Felkner, L. (revise & resubmit) [Title blinded for peer review]. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Zhao, T. Perez-Felkner, L., & Yang, Y. (revise & resubmit) [Title blinded for peer review]. Higher Education.
Perez-Felkner, L., Ramirez Surmeier, L., & Rezaei, R. (In press). Gender and Educational Inequality. In Mark Berends, Barbara Schneider, & Stephen Lamb (Eds.), Handbook on Sociology of Education (31 pages). Sage.
Eds. Perez-Felkner, L., Rodriguez, S., & Fluker, C. (under contract; expected 2024). Latinx Students in Engineering: An Intentional Focus on a Growing Population. Rutgers University Press.
Holton-Thomas, A., Perez-Felkner, L., & Portis Templeton, D. (2022 online first). How Do Institutional Type and Transfer Affect Contemporary College Students’ Degree Attainment? Community College Journal of Research and Practice, XX(X), p. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2022.2156633 Free full-text for those w/out subscription access here.
Perez-Felkner, L., Gast, M. J., & Ovink, S. M. (2022). Liberating our writing: Critical narratives and systemic changes in education and the social sciences. Multicultural Perspectives, 24(3), 162-169. https://doi.org/10.1080/15210960.2022.2127400 Free full-text for those w/out subscription access here.
Perez-Felkner, L., Baker-Smith, C., & Goldrick-Rab, S. (2022) Does Rent-Free Community Housing Make a Difference in Higher Education Outcomes? Report published by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. Full-text here.
Fluker, C., Perez-Felkner, L., & McCoy, K. (2022). Students’ Perceptions of an REU Summer Internship Program and their Engineering Identity Development: An Equity-Centered Analysis. American Society for Engineering Education, PEER Proceedings, Minneapolis, MN. https://strategy.asee.org/40969
Zhao, T. & Perez-Felkner, L. (2022) Perceived Abilities or Academic Interests? Longitudinal High School Science and Mathematics Effects on Postsecondary STEM Outcomes by Gender and Race. International Journal of STEM Education, 9(42), 1-26. DOI: 10.1186/s40594-022-00356-w
Perez-Felkner, L. (2022). Transforming Opportunity to Support STEM Success for All. Policy Brief published with Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) and Student Experience Research Network (SERN).
Doran, E. E., Davis, R. D., Rodriguez Vargas, L., Perez-Felkner, L., Smith, M. R., & De Leon Rodriguez, N. (2022). Student success & STEM. In V. A. Sansone & M. Hernandez (Eds.), Working beyond borders to cultivate knowledge and support for Puerto Rican colleges and universities: Post-traditional student characteristics, STEM outcomes, and financial context in Puerto Rico (pp. 22-29). Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Perez-Felkner, L. (2021). Affirmative Action Challenges Keep on Keeping On: Responding to Shifting Federal and State Policy. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 25(1), 19-23, https://doi.org/10.1080/13603108.2018.1529639. Full-text available here.
- See also public communication article in The Conversation, republished in Salon, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, United Press International (UPI), and elsewhere.
Hanson, D. , Perez-Felkner, L., & Thayer, D., (2020). Overview of Higher Education (USA). In Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. London: Bloomsbury. Retrieved May 13, 2020, from http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350996489.0012 Full-text available here.
Perez-Felkner, L., Shore, C., Dickens, T., & Yang, M. D. (2020). Engineering Resilience through Research Mentorship: Manufacturing Pathways to Careers. American Society for Engineering Education, PEER Proceedings, Montreal, CA.
Perez-Felkner, L. (2020). EDITORIAL: Surpassing STEM’s Gender Limitations: Structures, Interventions, and Systems Change. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 11(3), 1-4.
Perez-Felkner, L., Ford, J., Zhao, T., Anthony, M, Harrison, J., & Rahming, S. (2020) “Basic Needs Insecurity Among Doctoral Students: What It Looks Like and How to Address It.” About Campus, January/February 2020, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086482219899649. Full-text available here.
Perez-Felkner, L., Felkner, J., Nix, S., & Magalhães, M. (2020). The Puzzling Relationship between International Development and Gender Equity: The Case of STEM Postsecondary Education in Cambodia. International Journal of Educational Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.102102 Free-full text at link above.
Felkner, J.S., Shaikh, S., Hara, K. Kolata, A., Binford, M., Arias, M.E., Chen, L. Elliott, V., Maher, S., Ward, J. Perez-Felkner, L., & Duprey, A. (2020) A Scientific Research Agenda for Water Sustainability in the Mekong. Available at Social Science Research Network: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3763132 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3763132
Nix, S., & Perez-Felkner, L. (2019). Difficulty orientations, gender, and race/ethnicity: An intersectional analysis of pathways to STEM degrees. Social Sciences, 8(2), 1-29. doi: 10.3390/socsci8020043. See also video abstract: https://youtu.be/w-2QEoJjKDE
Perez-Felkner, L., Thomas, K., Nix, S., Hopkins, J., & D’Sa, M. (2019). Are 2-Year Colleges the Key? Institutional Variation and the Gender Gap in Undergraduate STEM Degrees. Journal of Higher Education. 90(2), 181-209. doi: 10.1080/00221546.2018.1486641
Perez-Felkner, L., Gaston Gayles, J. (Eds.) (2018). Special Issue: Advancing Higher Education Research on Undergraduate Women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, vol. 179, pp. 1-137.
Perez-Felkner, L., Gaston Gayles, J. (2018). Editor’s Notes. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018(179): 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ir.20272
Perez-Felkner, L. (2018). Conceptualizing the field: Higher education research on the STEM gender gap. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018(179): 11-26. https://doi.org/10.1002/ir.20273
Šaras, E., Perez-Felkner, L., & Nix, S. (2018). Warming the Chill: Insights for Institutions and Researchers to Keep Women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018(179): 115-137. https://doi.org/10.1002/ir.20278
Šaras, E. & Perez-Felkner, L. (2018) Sociological Perspectives on Socialization. Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199756384-0155 Full text here.
Orozco, R. & Perez-Felkner, L. (2018). Ni De Aquí, Ni De Allá: Conceptualizing the Self-Authorship Experience of Gay Latino College Men Using Conocimiento. Journal of Latinos and Education. 17(4), 386-394. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15348431.2017.1371018
Milesi, C., Perez-Felkner, L., Brown, K, & Schneider, B. (2017). Engagement, Persistence, and Gender in Computer Science: Results of a Smartphone ESM Study. Frontiers in Psychology. 8(602). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00602
Perez-Felkner, L., Nix, S., & Thomas, K. (2017). Gendered Pathways: How Mathematics Ability Beliefs Shape Secondary and Postsecondary Course and Degree Field Choices. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(386). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00386 See related press.
Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Perceptions and Resilience in Underrepresented Students’ Pathways to College. Teachers College Record, 117(8), 1-60. https://doi.org/10.1177/016146811511700806 Note: Full text available here, with TCR reprint rights.
- Corresponding policy brief published by Center for Postsecondary Success at Florida State University: “Perceptions Matter: How Schools Can Enhance Underrepresented Students’ Success on the Rocky Path to College.”
Schneider, B., Milesi, C., Perez-Felkner, L., Brown, K., & Gutin, I. (2015). Does the gender gap in STEM majors vary by field and institutional selectivity? Teachers College Record. See associated poster and free full-text, including published supplemental appendix.
Nix, S., Perez-Felkner, L., & Thomas, K. (2015). Perceived mathematical ability under challenge: A longitudinal perspective on sex segregation among STEM degree fields. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(530), 1-19. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00530. See related press.
- Also appeared in an edited volume as:
Nix, S., Perez-Felkner, L., & Thomas, K. (2018). Perceived mathematical ability under challenge: A longitudinal perspective on sex segregation among STEM degree fields. In S. Ceci, W. M. Williams & S. Khan (Eds.), The Underrepresentation of Women in Science: International and Cross-Disciplinary Evidence and Debate (pp. 133-151). Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Media. Retrieved from https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/2794/underrepresentation-of-women-in-science-international-and-cross-disciplinary-evidence-and-debate. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00530
Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Achievement Differences and Gender. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science Education. (pp. 9-10): Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2150-0_349. Full text here.
Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Attitude Differences and Gender. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science Education (pp. 93-94): Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2150-0_351 Full text here.
Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S.-K., & Schneider, B. L. (2014). What happens to high-achieving females after high school? Gender and persistence on the postsecondary STEM pipeline. In I. Schoon & J. S. Eccles (Eds.), Gender differences in aspirations and attainment: A life course perspective (pp. 285-320). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139128933.018 Read and download here.
Perez-Felkner, L. (2013). Occupational Aspirations/Expectations. In J. W. Ainsworth & G. J. Golson (Eds.), Sociology of education: An A-to-Z guide (Vol. 15, pp. 543-545). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452276151.n289
Perez-Felkner, L. (2013). Racial inequality: Returns to educational investments. In J. W. Ainsworth & G. J. Golson (Eds.), Sociology of education: An A-to-Z guide (Vol. 18, pp. 638-640). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452276151.n333
Perez-Felkner, L. (2013). Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence. In J. DeLamater & A. Ward (Eds.), Handbook of Social Psychology, 2nd Edition. (pp. 119-149) New York: Springer Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6772-0_5
Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S.-K., Schneider, B., & Grogan, E. (2012). Female and Male Adolescents’ Subjective Orientations to Mathematics and Their Influence on Postsecondary Majors. Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1658–1673. See also APA link. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0027020
Perez-Felkner, L. (2012). Educational Aspirations: Understanding Social Inequality in Higher Education and Careers. Pathfinder(4).
Perez-Felkner, L., Hedberg, E. C., & Schneider, B. (2011). The Changing Landscape for Educational Opportunity: Enhancing the Public Option for Black Youth. In D. Slaughter-Defoe, H. Stevenson, E. Arrington & D. J. Johnson (Eds.), Black Educational Choice: Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public Schools (pp. 234-354). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3889.6085 See also publisher link.
Schneider, B. L., Ford, T., & Perez-Felkner, L. (2010). Social Networks and the Education of Children and Youth. In P. Peterson, E. Baker & B. McGaw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (pp. 705-711). Oxford: Elsevier. See also Google Books link. http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00627-8
- Also appeared in an edited volume as:
Schneider, B., Ford, T. G., & Perez-Felkner, L. (2011). Social networks and the education of children and youth. In S. Järvelä (Ed.), Social and emotional aspects of learning (pp. 269-275). Oxford: Elsevier. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00627-8
Perez-Felkner, L. (2009). Cultivating college dreams: Social pathways to educational attainment. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/305062579
Perez-Felkner, L. (2009). ARC guide to archiving and managing complex data. Center for Advancing Research and Communication in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Chicago, IL: NORC at the University of Chicago.
Perez-Longobardo, L. (2005). Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 34(5), 490-491. doi: 10.1177/009430610503400515. See also journal link.