Journal Articles

Edin, Kathryn, Timothy J. Nelson, Rachel Butler, and Robert D. Francis. 2019. “Taking Care of Mine: Can Child Support Become a Family‐Building Institution?Journal of Family Theory & Review. 11(1): 79-91.

Edin, Kathryn, Timothy J. Nelson, Andrew Cherlin, and Robert D. Francis. 2019. “The Tenuous Attachments of Working-Class Men.” Journal of Economic Perspectives. 33(2): 1-19.

Francis, Robert D. 2018. “Him, Not Her: Why Working-Class White Men Reluctant About Trump Still Made Him President of the United States.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. Volume 4.

Book Chapters

Jones, Robert P. and Robert D. Francis. 2012. “The Black and White of Moral Values: How Attending to Race Challenges the Mythology of the Relationship between Religiosity and Political Attitudes and Behavior.” In Robin Dale Jacobson and Nancy D. Wadsworth (eds.) Faith and Race in American Political Life. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press.

Book Reviews

Francis, Robert D. 2019. “Book Review of Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Emerging Church Movement.Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry. 1(1): 76-83. DOI:

Francis, Robert D. 2018. “Book Review: Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Academic Life.Teaching Sociology. 46(3): 280-282.

Francis, Robert D. 2011. “Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell’s American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us and Adam Taylor’s Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation.” The Journal of Lutheran Ethics. 11(2).

Web-Based Publications

Francis, Robert D. 2017. “White Poor, Black Poor: Untangling Structure and Culture.” Activist History Review. September 22.

Francis, Robert D. 2017. “Fatherhood in a Changing Economy.” Public Justice Review. 4(4).

Other Publications

Francis, Robert D. 2018. “Skipping Class: First-Gen, Working-Class, and Low-Income People in Sociology and Beyond.” The Sociologist.

Journalistic Articles

Francis, Robert D. 2014. “Making payroll: Nonprofits and the minimum wage.The Christian Century. 131(22).

Francis, Robert D. 2012. “Health care up close: What else the Affordable Care Act does.” The Christian Century. 129(20): 30-34.

Francis, Robert D. 2012. “Providers as employers.” The Christian Century. 129(20): 33.

Francis, Robert D. 2009. “Pursuing the Possible: Religious voices on health care.” The Christian Century. 126(14): 10-11.

Francis, Robert D. 2007. “At the Policy Table: Religion and the US Farm Bill.” Geez. 8:13.

Francis, Robert D. 2007. “The Church is the Last Safe Haven: Evangelical Latinos and the New Sanctuary Movement.” Sojourners. September-October: 17.

Francis, Robert D. 2007. “Chorus or Cacophony?Sojourners. September-October: 49-51.