Jessica Kizer

Assistant Professor of Sociology


With Pitzer Since: 2017
Field Group: Sociology
Campus Address: Broad Hall 109
Phone: 607.3374
Office Hours: Mondays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, & by appointment

Educational Background

PhD, University of California, Irvine
B.A. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Recent Courses

Sociology and Its View of the World
Sociology of the Family
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Race and Ethnic Relations

Selected Publications

Matthew H. Rafalow & Jessica M. Kizer. 2018. Mommy markets: Racial differences in lesbians’ dating preferences for women with children, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 22(3): 297-312, DOI: 10.1080/10894160.2018.1383801

Kizer, Jessica M. 2017. “Arrested by Skin Color: Evidence from Siblings and a Nationally-Representative Sample.” Socius.

Saperstein, Aliya, Jessica M. Kizer and Andrew M. Penner. 2016. “Making the Most of Multiple Measures: Disentangling the Effects of Different Dimensions of Race in Survey Research.” American Behavioral Scientist 60(4):519-537.

Saperstein, Aliya, Andrew M. Penner and Jessica M. Kizer. 2014. “The Criminal Justice System and the Racialization of Perceptions.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 651(1):104-121.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors
2017 Charles A. Lave Paper Prize for Creative Modeling in the Social Sciences
2017 UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Alternate

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