Faculty Accomplishments

  • Burns, S. Social Problems and Social Control in Criminal Justice(with M. Peyrot). Lynne Rienner Publishers (forthcoming 2022), [Lynne Rienner Publishers | Social Problems and Social Control in Criminal Justice] (https://www.rienner.com/title/Social_Problems_and_Social_Control_in_Criminal_Justice)

    Limoncelli, Stephanie A. 2020. “There’s an App for That? Ethical Consumption in the Fight against Trafficking for Labor Exploitation.” Anti-Trafficking Review 14:33-46. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201220143

    Moore, Ravaris: Brand, Jennie E., Ravaris Moore, Xi Song, and Yu Xie. "Among Disadvantaged Children, Education is Largely Unaffected by Divorce. "Policy Brief, Center for Policy Research, University of California, Davis. Volume 8, Number 4, January 2020

    Sisli, Zeynep and Stephanie A. Limoncelli. 2019. “Child Brides or Child Labor in a Worst Form?” Journal of Labor and Society 22(2):313-324.

    Washburn, Rachel.“Conceptual Frameworks in Scientific Inquiry and the CDC’s Approach to Pesticide Toxicity, 1948-1968.” American Journal of Public Health. 109(11): 1548-1556. (2019)

    Moore, Ravaris: Brand, Jennie E., Ravaris Moore, Xi Song, and Yu Xie. "Parental Divorce is Not Uniformly Disruptive to Children’s Educational Attainment." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences116, no. 15 (2019): 7266-7271.

    Moore, Ravaris: Brand, Jennie E., Ravaris Moore, Xi Song, and Yu Xie. "Why Does Parental Divorce Lower Children's Educational Attainment? A Causal Mediation Analysis." Sociological science6 (2019): 264-292.

    Kim, N.: Forthcoming, 2019. “Los Angeles’s Asian and Latinx Immigrant Activists on Embodiment, Race, Class, and Morality,” CUNY Forum, special volume “Falling Out of Status: Being Undocumented & API” edited by Stephen Lee & Elizabeth Clark Rubio. 

    Burns, S. "'They Sacrificed...for Us, We Need to Give Them a Helping Hand Now': Local Reasoning in Combat Veteran's Court," Ethnographic Studies, Vol. 15: 106-121 (2018).

    Burns, S. Making Settlement Work: An Examination of the Work of Judicial Mediators, in the Law, Justice and Power Series, Routledge Revival Series, Routledge Press (Reissued 2018).

    Burns, S. "Doing Justice and Demonstrating Fairness in Small Claims Arbitration" (Human Studies, Vol. 32: 109-131 [2009]), translated into Japanese and published in Tokai Law Review 55: 112-163 (2018).

    Burns, S. “Public Policy and Social Problems: Recent Trends in the Formal Control of Individual Behavior” (With M. Peyrot), pp. 57-76 in The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, edited by Javier Trevino, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 2018.

    Burns, S. Book under advance contract with Lynne Rienner Publishers, entitled Social Problems and the Criminal Justice System (with M. Peyrot).

    Clarke, Adele E., Carrie Friese, and Rachel Washburn. Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Interpretive Turn, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. Released August 2017.

    Burns, S. “Harold Garfinkel.” 2015. In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Edition), ed. James D. Wright. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, pp. 598-604.

    Kim, N. 2018. “Race-ing the Korean American Experience.” Pp. 267-303 in A Companion in Korean American Studies, Shelley Lee and Rachel Joo, eds., Boston/the Netherlands: Brill

    Kim, N. 2016. “‘Success is Relative’: Comparative Social Class and Ethnic Effects in an Academic Paradox” (with Christine Oh). Sociological Perspectives ​59(2): 270-295.  

    Kim, N. 2015. “Race-ing towards the Real South Korea: The Cases of Black-Korean Nationals and African Migrants.” Pp. 211-43 in Multiethnic Korea? Multiculturalism, Migration, and Peoplehood Diversity in Contemporary South Korea, John Lie, ed., Berkeley: University of California Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies Publishing.

    Kim, N. 2015. “The United States Arrives: Racialization and Racism in Post-1945 South Korea.” Pp. 274-95 in Race and Racism in Modern East Asia (vol. II): Interactions, Nationalism, Gender and Lineage, Rotem Kowner and Walter Demel, eds., Boston/the Netherlands: Brill.

    Kim, N. 2008. “Critical Thoughts on Asian American Assimilation in the Whitening Literature.” Pp. 53-66 in Racism in Post-Racism America: New Theories, New Directions, edited by Charles A. Gallagher. Chapel Hill, NC:  Social Forces.  Reprinted in: Zhou, M. & A.C. Ocampo, eds. Contemporary Asian America, 3rd edition. NYU Press (forthcoming).

    Limoncelli, S. 2017. “The Global Development of Contemporary Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy.” International Sociology 32(6):814-834.

    Limoncelli, S. 2017. “Globalising Service-Learning in the Social Sciences.” Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences 10(2):25-40.

    Limoncelli, S. 2017. "Legal Limits: Ending Human Trafficking in Supply Chains." World Policy Journal 34(1):119-123.

    Limoncelli, S. 2016. “What in the World are Anti-Human Trafficking NGOs Doing? Findings from a Global Study.” Journal of Human Trafficking 2(4):316-328.

    Muraco, A., et. al. 2018. "Lifesaving in every way: The role of companion animals in the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults age 50 and over." Research on Aging, 40(9), 859-882.

    Muraco, A., et. al. 2017. “Who Says I Do: The Changing Context of Marriage and Health and Quality of Life for LGBT Midlife and Older Adults.” The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S50-S62.

    Muraco, A., et. al. 2017. “Social Network Types and Mental Health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults.” The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S15-S29. S84-S94

    Muraco, A., et. al. 2017. “The Unfolding of LGBT Lives: Key Events Associated with Health and Well-being in Later Life,” The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S15-S29.

    Muraco, A. & Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen. 2016. “Turning Points in the Lives of Lesbian and Gay Adults Age 50 and Older.” Advances in Life Course Research, 30: 124-132.

    Sager, R. and Laskota, B. LA Times article, “The evangelical church has become leaner and arguably meaner.” May 31, 2018 https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-sager-loskota-evangelical-20180531-story.html

    Sager, R. 2017. “Progressive Faith-Based Organizations: Tactics and Strategies”. In Progressive Religion and Social Activism: New Approaches to Understanding Faith and Politics in America. Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, Rhys H. Williams, editors (New York University Press).

    Sager, R. and Keith Bentele. 2016. “Co-opting the State: The Conservative Evangelical Movement and State-Level Institutionalization, Passage, and Diffusion of Faith-Based Initiatives” Religions 7(6): 71.

    Washburn, R. 2017. Clarke, Adele E., Carrie Friese, and Rachel Washburn. "Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Interpretive Turn, Second Edition." Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

    Washburn, R., et. al. (Editors). 2015. Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

    Washburn, R. 2015. “Reflections on Mapping Human Biomonitoring,” in Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory, Adele E. Clarke, Carrie Friese, Rachel Washburn (Eds.). (pp. 261-269).Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

    Zamora, S. "Mexican illegality, Black citizenship, and White power: Immigrant perceptions of the U.S. socioracial hierarchy" Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (July 2017) 

  • Sager, Rebecca. Fierce Faith: Progressive Religious Activism and Political Action. (Under Contract, expected publication summer 2020). New York University Press, NY, NY.

    Kim, N. Forthcoming in 2019. Korean Diaspora Across the World: Homeland in History, Memory, Imagination, Media, and Reality edited by Eun-Jeong Han, Min Wha Han, and JongHwa Lee. Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.

    Kim, N. 2019. Review of Kim, Jaeeun. 2016. Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016 and of Kim, Minjeong. 2018. Elusive Belonging: Marriage Immigrants and “Multiculturalism” in Rural South Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press. Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review (e-journal) 30: 134–138.

    Zamora, Sylvia. 2019. Words of Passage: National Belonging and the Imagined Lives of Mexican Migrants. Contemporary Sociology. 48(5):532-534.

    Sager, Rebecca. (2018). Book Review: “A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing For Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy.” By Richard Wood and Brad Fulton. Mobilization(23:1): 132-133.

    Washburn, Rachel. Invited review of Cordner, Alissa. Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health. New York: Columbia University Press. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 31(2). (2017)

    Burns, S. Back cover endorsement for the book, Law at Work. 2015. Baudouin Dupret, Michael Lynch and Tim Berard, eds. 2015. Oxford Studies in Language and Law, Oxford University Press.

    Kim, N. 2017. Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans: We, Too, Sing America by Yndia Lorick-Wilmot. New York: Springer. 

    Kim, N. 2016. Divided Fates: The State, Race, and Korean Immigrants' Adaptation in Japan and the United States by Kazuko Suzuki. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    Kim, N. 2016. Review of Joseph, Tiffany D. 2015. Race on the Move: Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. International Migration Review.

    Washburn, R. 2017. Invited Review of Cordner, Alissa. "Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health." New York: Columbia University Press. Medical Anthropology Quarterly (published online November 21, 2016)

    Limoncelli, Stephanie A. 2010. The Politics of Trafficking: The First International Movement to Combat the Sexual Exploitation of Women. Stanford University Press. (paperback edition2012)

    Sager, Rebecca. (January 2010). Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives.New York: Oxford University Press.

    Zamora, S. Words of Passage: National Belonging and the Imagined Lives of Mexican Migrants. Contemporary Sociology (forthcoming)

  • Sylvia Zamora: 2020 Academic Research Grant, Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging

    Ravaris Moore: 2019 Co-PI, A Community Based Approach to Tobacco Control ($750,000)

    Ravaris Moore: 2019 Loyola Marymount University, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Research and Writing Grant ($7,500)

    Rebecca Sager: Louisville Institute Grant-Research Grant, Spring 2019

    Rebecca Sager: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion-Jack Shand Research Grant-Spring 2019.

    Rebecca Sager: BCLA Summer Research and Writing Grant-Spring 2019.

    Kim, Nadia: 2018-19  Thomas Tam Visiting Professor, City University of New York Graduate Center & Asian American/Asian Research Institute 

    Ravaris Moore: 2019 First Annual Rob Mare Symposium Student Lecture and Award California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at UCLA

    Ravaris Moore: 2018 -2019 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Research Trainee, CCPR at UCLA

    Stacy Burns is part of a research team that was awarded an Insight Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada in the amount of $87, 003 for their project on police-involved fatal shootings.

    Kim, Nadia: 2017-18 LMU Faculty Research & Writing Grant

    Kim, Nadia: 2017-18 LMU Course Immersion Grant (for a trip with students to Cuba)

    Limoncelli, Stephanie and Washburn, Rachel: Summer Assessment Grant, 2018

    Muraco, Anna: Consultant, NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at Seattle University to Jodi O'Brien (Award 1629875), 2016-2020.

    Sylvia Zamora: 2017 Research and Writing Grant, Loyola Marymount University BCLA Division

    Muraco, Anna: BCLA Summer Research Account, 2017

    Sager, Rebecca: 2017 BCLA Faculty Research and Writing Grant recipient

    Sager, Rebecca: 2017 BCLA Immersion Course Grant recipient

    Washburn, Rachel: Faith and Justice Curriculum Development Grant, 2018

    Zamora, Sylvia and Kim, Nadia were awarded an inaugural​ Leavey Center Faculty Research Fellowship for the grant project: “Can’t We All Finally Get Along?: Race Relations in Los Angeles Twenty-Five Years After King” ​

    Zamora, Sylvia: ​​2017 BCLA Faculty Research and Writing Grant recipient


    Andrea Plate: 2020 has accepted the formal invitation of USA VETS CO to join its Board of Directors. This is the largest and best known of the national homeless veterans' groups.

    Ravaris Moore: 2019 Referee, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2019

    Ravaris Moore: 2019 Referee, PLOS One, 2019

    Ravaris Moore: 2019 Moderator, “Ethical Issues in Public Presentations”. California Center for Population Research, UCLA. February 2018

    Rebecca Sager: Loyola Marymount University: Moderator, CSJ Panel on Homelessness, Spring 2019.

    Stacy Burns: 2019. Reviewer for Bristol University Press (Policy Press) of proposal for new journal, the Journal of Forensic Social Sciences: Civil and Criminal Law and Public Policy, as the official journal of the Forensic

    Stacy Burns has been appointed a founding member of the Editorial Board of Social Science Today, an international and interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed print and on-line journal for scholars across the social sciences (2019).

    Rachel Washburn: Doctoral Qualification Committee Member for Maristela Julia Fernandes, Graduate Program in Psychology, Pontifical University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, Spring/Summer 2018.

    Rachel Washburn: Organizer and Presider, “Situational Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Panel” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, May 19, 2017.

    Nadia Kim was the Editorial Board Member of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (founding editorial board member of this ASA journal, rotated off in 2017) and Race, Gender, and Class Journal (rotated off in 2016)

    Nadia Kim was a Co-founding Member of the Social Science Section of the Association of Asian American Studies, an inaugural membership section of this national, professional academic organization, 2016.

    Nadia Kim is the Secretary-Treasurer of Social Science Section of the Association of Asian American Studies since 2016. 

    Stephanie Limoncelli was elected as Chair of the Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2015-2017).

  • Sylvia Zamora: Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty (2020)

    Rebecca Sager: President’s Award-Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Fall 2019.

    Sylvia Zamora received the 2019 Article Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the American Sociological Association Section on Latino/a Sociology for her paper (2018) “Mexican illegality, black citizenship, and white power: immigrant perceptions of the U.S. socioracial hierarchy.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 44(11):1897-1914.

    Sylvia Zamora: College Fellowship, Loyola Marymount University,BCLA Division (2019)

    Nadia Kim was selected by LMU Women’s Basketball team as their honorary coach in recognition of teaching excellence (2017).

    Sylvia Zamora: Summer Research Fellowship, LMU Center for the Study of Los Angeles/BCLA (2017).

    Sylvia Zamora: Engaged Learning Grant, Loyola Marymount University BCLA Division (2017).

    Nadia Kim was the Selected Faculty Member, “LMYOU” Campaign to Promote Faculty Excellence, Loyola Marymount University (2015). 

    Ravaris Moore was awarded the First Annual Robert Mare Symposium Graduate Student Lecture and Award for “Differential Effects of School Shootings on Schools” at the California Center for Population Research, UCLA, June 2018.

    Ravaris Moore was a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Research Trainee, CCPR at UCLA (2017-2018).

    Anna Muraco was awarded The Daum Professorship in Spring 2017. Created from a legacy received from Harry M. Daum, Class of 1938, the Daum Professorship is given annually to a tenured professor in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts with full rank who has exhibited a record of excellence in teaching and advising, scholarship or creative work, service and leadership to the department, college and university. Nominees must demonstrate consistent excellence in all areas of faculty responsibility commensurate with rank.

  • Nadia Kim: "Asian Americans Suffer From Trump’s Racist Attacks Too" Public Seminar. July 23, 2020. https://publicseminar.org/essays/asian-americans-suffer-from-trumps-racist-attacks-too/

    Nadia Kim was quoted on the difference between the L.A. riots and the Black Lives Matter protests (7/11, Korea Times).

    Nadia Kim: “Asian Americans are not Affirmative Action’s Victims,” The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 2, 2019. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Asian-Americans-Are-Not/247274

    Nadia Kim: Interviewed by Southpaw Podcast on the rise of popular cultural texts on Asian Americans. June 30, 2019.   https://anchor.fm/southpaw/episodes/Racism--Imperialism--Colorism--Mental-Health--Sexual-Politics--Asian-Pacific-Representation--and-Interethnic-Solidarity-w-Nadia-Y--Kim-e4irgi

    Nadia Kim: “Can’t We All Finally Get Along?: Race Relations in Los Angeles Twenty-Five Years After King” (with Sylvia Zamora). Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York NY, August 10-13, 2019.

    Nadia Kim: Panelist, “Foreign Model Minorityhood”: What Japanese, Korean, and Filipinx Americans (and Obama) Teach Us about It” for session “The Racial Potential of Asian America: Conceiving of Future Solidarities,” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawai’i, November 7-10, 2019.

    Nadia Kim: Speaker, “Research on Korean America and Race over the Last Decade: Strengths, Limits, New Directions,” Distinguished Korean American Lecture Series, UC Riverside, May 20, 2019.

    The Social Scientist Petition to the Trump Administration that started with the LMU Sociology Department Statement was published in the Boston Globe, April 22, 2017, to coincide with the global March for Science.

    Nadia Kim spoke on “‘We’re the New Citizenship’: LA’s 1st- & 2nd-Generation Asian and Latinx Activists on Politics as Embodied and Emotional” at the Asian American/Asian Research Institute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, October 19, 2018.

    Nadia Kim spoke on “Conducting Research in the Community: Politics, Complexity, and Self-Reflexivity,” at the Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University, September 27, 2018.

    Nadia Kim was interviewed by NYLON Magazine for its article, “The Meaning behind The Black Panther’s Massive Success in Asia" http://bit.ly/2G8lAzv March 20, 2018.

    Nadia Kim wrote “She Doesn’t Negotiate with North Korea: Angry Korean Lady Explains” a blog post for Racism Review, January 27, 2018, http://www.racismreview.com/blog/author/nadia/  

    Rebecca Sager: Fauria, Krysta. “Virginia Revival to Protest 'Toxic' Christianity”, Associated Press. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btw8iCCPyHw&t=7s

    Nadia Kim was a guest on the TV program The Morning Dose to discuss the refugee crisis and how it related to a social media controversy involving anti-refugee nativist racism in Italy, Magic Johnson, and Samuel L Jackson on August 22, 2017. 

    Nadia Kim was interviewed about the 25th anniversary of the LA unrest by Take Two with A. Martinez on SoCal Public Radio (89.3 KPCC), Friday, April 28, 2017.

    Nadia Kim compared survey data on attitudes among LA’s racial groups around the 1992 LA "riots" and now. Published April 20, 2017 in Forecast LA, a news magazine for politicians and academics from the Leavey Center.