Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal. Cornell University Press. 2017.


Popular Essays and Opinion

The Revenge of Joe the Plumber. 2016. Jacobin Magazine.


Undeserving Capital. in The ABC’s of Socialism. Bhaskar Sunkara, editor. 2016. Verso Books.


The Monetary Hawks. 2016. Jacobin Magazine.


The Power of Bad Ideas. Boston Review. 2014.

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Why Pension Funds Go To Risky Investments. 2014. The Washington Post. Monkey Cage. October 19.


Which Side Is Your Pension On? 2014. Jacobin Magazine.


Why Privatizing the Golden Years Wouldn’t Work. 2011. Truthout.

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What the Labor Movement Can Learn From an Art Auction. 2011. Truthout.

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Politics and Social Policy 

Turning Labor into Capital: Pension Funds and the Corporate Control of Finance. 2014. Politics and Society. 42:4, 455-487.


Neoliberalism Without Neoliberals: Evidence from the Rise of 401(k)s. 2014. MPIfG Discussion Paper 14/12.


Investment preferences and patient capital: financing, governance, and regulation in pension fund capitalism. 2016. Socio-Economic Review. Forthcoming. (with Ville-Pekka Sorsa and Natascha van der Zwan).

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Political Mediation and American Old-Age Security Exceptionalism. 2014. Work & Occupations. 41:2, 175-209.


Structural Contingencies: The Rise and Fall of Pensions.

This article is under review.


Sociological Theory

The Neo-Marxist Legacy in American Sociology. 2011. Annual Review of Sociology. 37:155- 183. (with Jeff Manza)

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Silent Compulsions: Capitalist Markets and Race. 2016. Studies in Political Economy.

Silent compulsions capitalist markets and race

Marxist Sociology. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011. (with Jeff Manza)

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Labor and Social Movements

Explaining Political Violence Against Civilians in Northern Ireland: A Contention- Oriented Approach. 2012. Mobilization. 17(1):28-47. (with Greg Maney and Grace Yukich)

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Why Should the Business Agents Be Bigger Than the Organization? A Study of Failed Rebellion in New York City’s Painters’ Union, 1947 – 1973. 2010. Labor Studies Journal. September 35(3):322-342.

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Occupying Higher Education: The Revival of the Student Movement. 2012. New Labor Forum. 21(2):50-55.


The Rise and Fall of Terrorism: The Case of the Irish Republican Army. (with Jeff Goodwin and Grace Yukich)

This article is under review.