|Katherine Stamps Mitchell
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology
316 Huey P. Long Field House
PhD, Sociology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
MA, Sociology, University of Georgia, 2005
BA, Sociology, University of Georgia, 2005
Katherine Stamps Mitchell joined the faculty at LSU after she finished her PhD in Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University in 2009. She is a sociologist and social demographer with broad interests rooted in the production and reproduction of social stratification and substantively focused on family processes over the life course, child well-being, education, and public policy. She is particularly interested in how families affect children’s outcomes.
Some of her current research utilizes longitudinal NLSY data to examine trajectories of children’s living arrangements from birth through adolescence and associated outcomes. She is grateful to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research for funding work with colleagues Daphne Hernandez and Cassandra Dorius on this project. In other streams of collaborative research, she is studying fertility processes using data from the National Survey of Fertility Barriers and the relationship between cohabitation and relationship quality among African-American couples with colleagues here at LSU. Her work has been published in such journals as Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Family Issues, and Population Research and Policy Review.
She has recently taught graduate seminars in "Research Methods" and "Families & Inequality" and undergraduate courses in "Family Dynamics," "Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, and Family," "Family Policy and Law," "Sociology of Family," and "Social Problems."
King, Valarie, Katherine Stamps Mitchell, and Daniel Hawkins. 2010. “Adolescents with Two Nonresident Parents: Living Arrangements, Parental Involvement, and Well-Being.” Journal of Family Issues 31(1): 3-30.
Mitchell, Katherine Stamps, Alan Booth, and Valarie King. 2009. “Adolescents with Nonresident Fathers: Are Daughters more Disadvantaged than Sons?” Journal of Marriage and Family 71(3): 650-662.
Davis, Kelly D., and Katherine Stamps Mitchell. 2009. “Work-life Policies and Practices in the United States: Limited, Mismatched, and Unequal.” In Ann C. Crouter and Alan Booth (Eds.). Work-Life Policies that Make a Real Difference for Individuals, Families, and Organizations. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.
Bohon, Stephanie, A., Katherine Stamps, and Jorge H. Atiles. 2008. “Transportation and Migrant Adjustment in Georgia.” Population Research and Policy Review 27(3): 273-291.
Stamps, Katherine and Stephanie A. Bohon. 2006. “Educational Attainment in New and Established Latino Metropolitan Destinations.” Social Science Quarterly 87(5): 1225-1240.
Mitchell, Katherine Stamps, Cassandra Dorius, and Daphne Hernandez. 2012. Family Instability and Adolescents’ Dating and Sexual Initiation. Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. May. San Francisco, CA.
Shreffler, Karina, Katherine Stamps Mitchell, Arthur Greil, and Julia McQuillan. 2011. “American Women’s Pregnancy Histories: Patterns of Intentions.” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association. August. Las Vegas, NV.
Mitchell, Katherine Stamps. 2010. “Patterns of Family Instability: What Really Matters for Adolescent Well-Being?” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association. August. Atlanta, GA.
Mitchell, Katherine Stamps. 2010. “Children’s Long-Term Family Structure Experiences and Adolescent Outcomes.” Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. April. Dallas, TX.
Mitchell, Katherine Stamps, Alan Booth, and Valarie King. 2009. “Adolescents with Nonresident Fathers: Are Daughters more Disadvantaged than Sons?” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association. August. San Francisco, CA.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
Oak Ridge Associated Universities: University Partnerships Faculty Travel Grant to visit Oklahoma State University for collaborative research, 2011, $800.
National Center for Family and Marriage Research: A New Methodological Approach to Measuring Family Structure and Child-Specific Residential Relationships using the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, co-investigator (with PI Daphne Hernandez and co-I Cassandra Dorius), 2010-2011, $20,000.
LSU Office of Research and Economic Development Council on Research Summer Stipend: Mechanisms Linking Children’s Long-Term Family Structure with Outcomes in Adolescence, principal investigator, 2011, $5,000.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): Interdisciplinary Traineeship in Demography, 2007-2009, Research and Travel Grant, Tuition, Stipend.
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