Owens, Jayanti. 2022. “Double Jeopardy: Teacher Biases, Racialized Organizations, and the Production of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline.” American Sociological Review 87(6): 1007-1048. Full text:

Owens, Jayanti. Forthcoming. “Seeing Behavior as Black, Brown, or White: Student Race/Ethnicity and Teachers’ Biased Perceptions of ‘Blameworthiness’” Forthcoming, Social Psychology Quarterly.

Owens, Jayanti. 2021. “Parental Intervention at School, Academic Pressure, and Childhood Diagnoses of ADHD.” Social Science & Medicine 272: e1-e10. 

Rivera, Lauren A. and Jayanti Owens. 2021. “Glass Floors and Glass Ceilings: Sex Homophily and Heterophily in Job Interviews.” Social Forces 99(4): 1363-1393. (Lead Article)

*Media coverage: Watson Institute Policy Briefs, This week in Sociological Perspective (podcast)

Owens, Jayanti. 2020. “Social Class, ADHD Diagnosis, and Child Well-Being.” Journal of Health & Social Behavior 61(2): 134-152. (Lead Article)

*Media coverage: American Sociological Association, Journal of Health and Social Behavior Featured Articles (podcast), Journal of Health and Social Behavior Policy Brief, Watson Institute Policy Brief

Owens, Jayanti. 2020. “Relationships Between an ADHD Diagnosis and Future School Behaviors among Children with Mild Behavioral Problems.” Sociology of Education 93(3): 191-214. (Lead Article)

*Media coverage: The Hechinger Report, This Week in Sociological Perspective (podcast)

Owens, Jayanti and Sara S. McLanahan. 2019[2020 in print]. “Unpacking the Drivers of Racial Disparities in School Suspension and Expulsion.” Social Forces 98(4): 1548-1577.

*Media coverage: ABC6 News (television interview), Annenberg Institute, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Brown University,, Huffington Post, Impact Magazine, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Uprise RI,, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

Owens, Jayanti and Heide Jackson*. 2017. “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Severity, Diagnosis, and Later Academic Achievement in a National Sample.” Social Science Research 61: 251-265.

            *Media coverage: The Pacific Standard, WebMD

Owens, Jayanti. 2016. “Early Childhood Behavior Problems and the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States.” Sociology of Education 89(3): 236-258.

*Media coverage: BBC (radio program), U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Telegraph (UK), The Seattle Times, Deseret News, Inside Higher Ed., Science Daily,, Health Day, WebMD, Iran Daily News, The American Interest, The Pacific Standard, American Sociological Association homepage, Associated Press (AP)

Owens, Jayanti. 2014. “Racial/Ethnic Variations in the Consequences of Religious Participation for Academic Achievement at Elite Colleges and Universities.” Sociology of Religion 75(1): 80-112.

Massey, Douglas S. and Jayanti Owens. 2014. “Mediators of Stereotype Threat among Black College Students.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(3): 557-575.

Owens, Jayanti and Scott M. Lynch. 2012. “Black and Hispanic Immigrants’ Resilience against Negative-Ability Stereotypes at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States.Sociology of Education 85(4): 303-328. (Lead Article)

Owens, Jayanti and Douglas S. Massey. 2011. “Stereotype Threat and College Academic Performance: A Latent Variables Approach.” Social Science Research 40(2011): 150-166.

Owens, Jayanti. 2010. “Foreign Students, Immigrants, Domestic Minorities and Admission to Texas’ Selective Flagship Universities Before and After the Ban on Affirmative Action.” Peabody Journal of Education 85(4): 486-510.

Owens, Jayanti. 2006. “The Current Status of the Pell Grant Program: Limiting or Opening Access to Higher Education?” Mellon Mays Undergraduate Journal 12(1): 68-83.

Owens, Jayanti. 2006. “The Role of the Federal Government in Creating Intellectual Capital to Break the Cycle of Poverty.” Alchemy: Annual Academic Journal of Swarthmore College

*Graduate student co-author