Peer-Reviewed Publications


Hill, Jasmine D. Under Review at Sociological Science. “Misinformed: Reviving Information as a Factor of Racial Inequality.”

  • Mixed methods project compares how low-skilled communities access the middle class with how they perceive social mobility happens. Uplifts the role of information in persistent inequality.

Carian, Emily K., and Jasmine D. Hill. (equal authorship) 2021. “Using Frameworks of Social Desirability to Teach Subjectivity in Interviews.” Teaching Sociology. Online First.

  • Considers how social desirability bias has faded from the discussion of qualitative methods. Assists sociology faculty explain the debates around social desirability bias and offers techniques to mitigate it.

  • See the accompanying classroom worksheet here.

Hill, Jasmine D. 2020. Kin Support of the Black Middle Class: Negotiating Need, Norms, and Class Background.” Social Problems. Online First.

  • American Sociological Association, Family Section – 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition, Honorable Mention

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems – 2017 Graduate Student Paper Competition, Runner Up


Hill, Jasmine D. 2020. Book Review: “Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy" by Alexandrea J. Ravenelle” Journal of Cultural Economy.


Grusky, David B. and Jasmine Hill (Eds). 2017. Inequality in the 21st Century. Boulder: Westview Press.


Grusky, David B. and Hill, Jasmine. 2017. “Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century.” In David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill (Eds.) Inequality in the 21st Century. Boulder: Westview Press: 1-10.


Research Reports


Hill, Jasmine D. 2020. The State of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Los Angeles Tech Industry. Report for Annenberg Foundation & Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

  • Research led to formation of the PledgeLA Venture Capital Internship, the first city-wide initiative to cultivate diversity in early stage investing.


Hill, Jasmine D. 2018. Portraits of Domestic Violence: Voices of Black Women Survivors in California.” Report for Blue Shield of California Foundation, in collaboration with Jemmott Rollins Group.


Hill, Jasmine D. 2018. Perceptions of Domestic Violence in California’s African American Communities: Roots, Prevalence, and Resources. Report for Blue Shield of California Foundation, in collaboration with Social Action Partners.


Grusky, David, Marion Coddou, Erin Cumberworth, Jonathan Fisher, Jared Furuta, Jasmine Hill, Sara Kimberlin, Molly King, Yana Kucheva, Ryan Leupp, Marybeth Mattingly, Natassia Rodriguez, Charles Varner, Rachel Wright. 2015. Why is there so much Poverty in California? The Causes of California’s Sky-High Poverty and the Evidence Behind the Equal Opportunity Plan for Reducing It.”

  • Research formed foundation for California AB 1520: Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force Act


Works in Progress


Hill, Jasmine D. Book Project - "Good Jobs, Bad Intel: How Racial Inequality Persists in the Information Age"

  • Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork and almost 90 interviews, I describe the role of misinformation in perpetuating racial inequality and how government, media, schools and neighborhoods develop bad information about the labor market. 

Hill, Jasmine D. “What Comes First – Diversity or Inclusion?”

  • Leverages an original survey of 200 venture capital and tech startups to extrapolate whether an organizational strategy focused on diversity or inclusion fosters greater employee satisfaction.​


Hill, Jasmine D. “Where Help Comes From: Family Transfers, Class Background and Race.”

  • Quantitative study using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to trace the role of class background as a mediator in kin support among the Black and white middle class.


Fields, Corey, and Jasmine D. Hill. “Who Gives to Whom: Measuring Racial Empathy in Online Giving.”

  • The experiment tests whether online donation sites (i.e. GoFundMe) offer more empathy or judgment to requestors based on race and gender.  

Recent Scholarly Presentations

  • 2021 Labor 

  • Meeting of the American Sociology Association, 2020

  • Stanford Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity Colloquium, 2019

  • Annenberg Foundation Grant-Making Workshop, 2019

  • UC Riverside Sociology Colloquium, 2018

  • Tohoku University Colloquium, Sendai, Japan, 2018

  • Meeting of the Association of Black Sociologists, 2016

  • Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, 2015

  • Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2015

  • The Chicago Ethnography Conference, 2015