Position: Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2003
Dr. Nomaguchi’s research interests include work and family, gender, parenthood, parents and children, families and health, and the life course. She explores what it means to be a parent in contemporary U.S. society and how social and life contexts influence individual parents’ ability to do the best job of raising their children. She also seeks to understand how U.S. adults today integrate two contradicting life goals---personal achievement in the world of work and relationships with others in the family and the community. In doing so, she pays special attention to the roles of social, cultural, and life contexts in shaping the opportunities and constraints that individuals encounter, such as gender, marital status, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity.
Nomaguchi, K. M., & Milkie, M. A. (2020). Parenthood and well-being: A decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82: 198-223. doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12646
Nomaguchi, K. M., & Fettro, M. N. (2020). Children's bullying involvement and maternal depressive symptoms. Social Science & Medicine, 245: 112695. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112695
Nomaguchi, K. M., & Milkie, M. A. (2019). What should children learn? Americans’ changing socialization values, 1986 – 2018. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, doi: 10.1177/2378023119879016.
Milkie, M. A., Nomaguchi, K. M., & Schieman, S. (2019). Time deficits with children: The link to parents’ mental and physical health. Society and Mental Health, 9(3), 277-295. doi: 10.1177/2156869318767488
Nomaguchi, K. M., & Fettro, M. N. (2019). Childrearing stages and work-family conflict: The role of job demands and resources. Journal of Marriage and Family, 81(2) 289-307. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12521
Nomaguchi, K. M., & Fettro, M. N. (2018). Cohort differences in mothers' perceptions of neighborhood quality, child well-being, and parental strain, 1976 and 2002. Family Relations, 67(4), 449-466. doi: 10.1111/fare.12327
Nomaguchi, K. M., Johnson, W. L., Minter, M. D., & Aldrich, L., & (2017). Clarifying the association between mother-father relationship aggression and parenting. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(1), 168-171. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12354. NIHMSID: 794854
Nomaguchi, K. M., Brown, S. L., & Leyman, T. M. (2017). Fathers' participation in parenting and maternal parenting stress: Variation by relationship status. Journal of Family Issues, 38(8), 1132-1156. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15623586. PMCID - In Process
Nomaguchi, K. M., & Milkie, M. A. (2017). Sociological perspectives on parenting stress: How social structure and culture shape parental strain and the well-being of parents and children. In K. Deater-Deckard, & R. Penneton, (Eds.), Parental Stress and Early Child Development, (pp. 47-73). Springer International Publishing.