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David J. Harding

Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Center Fellow, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University.

Research Affiliate, National Poverty Center.

Ph.D., Harvard University

Dr. Harding’s research interests lie in inequality, poverty, urban studies, race, and qualitative and quantitative methodology. Current investigations include the effects of neighborhood disadvantage on education and teenage pregnancy; rampage school shootings; changes in the black-white incarceration gap; and methods for causal analysis for social scientists.

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Harding, David J. 2010. Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner-City Boys. University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Harding, David J., Cheney Dobson, Jessica Wyse, and Jeffrey Morenoff. Forthcoming. "Narrative Change, Narrative Stability and Structural Constraint: The Case of Prisoner Reentry Narratives." American Journal of Cultural Sociology. DOI.

Wodtke, Geoffrey, F. Elwert, and David J. Harding. 2016. "Neighborhood Effect Heterogeneity by Family Income and Developmental Period." American Journal of Sociology, 121(4): 1168-1222. PMCID: PMC4820764.

Herbert, Claire, Jeffrey Morenoff, and David J. Harding. 2015. "Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Among Former Prisoners." Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 1(2): 44-79. PMCID: PMC4762459. Abstract. Public Access.

Morenoff, Jeffrey, and David J. Harding. 2014. "Incarceration, Prisoner Reentry, and Communities." Annual Review of Sociology, 40: 411-429. PMCID: PMC4231529. DOI. Abstract.

Harding, David J., Jessica Wyse, Cheyney Dobson, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2014. "Making Ends Meet After Prison." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(2): 440-470. PMCID: PMC4288962. DOI. Abstract.

Wyse, Jessica, David J. Harding, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2014. "Romantic Relationships and Criminal Desistance: Processes and Pathways." Sociological Forum, 29(2): 365-385. PMCID: PMC4254819. DOI. Abstract.

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