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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.

Newman, Katherine S., Cybelle Fox, Wendy Roth, Jal Mehta, and David J. Harding. 2008. Rampage The Social Roots of School Shootings. Basic Books. DOI. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Harding, David J., Jonah Siegel, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2017. "Custodial Parole Sanctions and Earnings after Release from Prison." Social Forces, 96(2): 909-934. DOI. Abstract.

Harding, David J., Jeffrey Morenoff, Anh Nguyen, and Shawn D. Bushway. 2017. "Short- and long-term effects of imprisonment on future felony convictions and prison admissions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(42): 11103-11108. PMCID: PMC5651733. DOI. Abstract.

Lee, Keunbok, David J. Harding, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2017. "Trajectories of Neighborhood Attainment After Prison." Social Science Research, 66: 211-233. DOI. Abstract.

Binswanger, Ingrid, Jeffrey Morenoff, Charley Chilcote, and David J. Harding. 2017. "Ascertainment of Vital Status among People with Criminal Justice Involvement using Department of Corrections Records, the U.S. National Death Index, and Social Security Master Death Files." American Journal of Epidemiology, 185(10): 982-985. PMCID: PMC5430939. DOI.

Harding, David J., Cheney Dobson, Jessica Wyse, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2017. "Narrative Change, Narrative Stability and Structural Constraint: The Case of Prisoner Reentry Narratives." American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 5(1): 261-304. PMCID: PMC5355833. DOI. Abstract.

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