Owens, Jayanti. Forthcoming. “Relationships Between an ADHD Diagnosis and Future School Behaviors among Children with Mild Behavioral Problems” Sociology of Education.
Owens, Jayanti and Sara S. McLanahan. Forthcoming. “Unpacking the Drivers of Racial Disparities in School Suspension and Expulsion” Social Forces.
Featured coverage in: ABC6 News, Annenberg Institute, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Brown University,, Huffington Post, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Uprise RI,
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.
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.
Featured coverage in: U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Telegraph (U.K.), 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, 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; Sociology of Education’s “Most Read Articles in May 2013”)
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