About me |
- Sola, Justin Lucas. 2021. “Transmitting Desire: An Experiment on a Novel Measure of Gun Desirability in a Pandemic.” Sociological Perspectives (Volume 65 Issue 5): https://doi.org/10.1177/07311214211007179
- Sykes, B., …. & Sola, J. 2022. “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Public Assistance, Monetary Sanctions, and Financial Double-Dealing in America.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences (Volume 8 Issue 1): https://doi.org/10.7758/RSF.2022.8.1.07
- Sykes, B., … & Sola, J. Forthcoming 2022. “Barred: Labor Market Dynamics and Human Capital Development Among People on Probation and Parole.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
My research interests are 1) the generation & maintenance of socioeconomic inequality and 2) testing theories of how & why people seek security. I actively research 1) gun desirability, 2) how carceral contact affects inequality, 3) heterogeneity in desire for police services, 4) the epistemology of mixed-methods social research, and 5) how Americans consume security through training, equipment, & group membership.
I use both qual and quant methods, employing a variety of research designs including experimental, survey, and participant observations in conjunction with interviews. I want to conduct research that is rigorous, respects actors’ frames of action, and that imputes adequate motives and mechanisms of behavior (to paraphrase Peter Bearman).