Here are publication and presentation excerpts from my CV. Download the full CV above.
Puckett, Cassidy. In Press (April 19, 2022). Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:
Rafalow, Matthew and Puckett, Cassidy. 2022. “Sorting Machines: Digital Technology and Categorical Inequality in Education.” Educational Researcher. Online Jan 12.
Puckett, Cassidy, Jenise Wong, Tanicia Daley, and Kristina Cossen. 2020. “How Organizations Shape Medical Technology Allocation: Insulin Pumps and Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.” Social Science & Medicine:
Puckett, Cassidy. 2020. “Digital Adaptability: A New Measure for Digital Inequality Research.” Social Science Computer Review Online July 16:
Puckett, Cassidy and Brian Gravel. 2020. “Institutional Ambiguity and De Facto Tracking in STEM.” Teachers College Record 122(8): 1-38.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2019. “CS4Some? Differences in Technology Learning Readiness.” Harvard Educational Review 89(4): 554-587.
Puckett, Cassidy and Jennifer L. Nelson.* 2019.“The Geek Instinct: Theorizing Cultural Alignment in Disadvantaged Contexts.” Qualitative Sociology 42(1): 25-48.
Previous Solo-Authored Version by Puckett Received Honorable Mention for Best Student Paper Award, Communication and Information Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.
Puckett, Cassidy and Eszter Hargittai. 2012. “From Dot-Edu to Dot-Com: Predictors of College Students’ Job and Career Information Seeking.” Sociological Focus 45(1): 85-102.
Bass, Kristin, Cassidy Puckett, and Saul Rockman. 2008. “Models of Digital Collections Use in a University Community.” Educational Technology 48(1): 44-49.
Invited Chapters and Book Reviews:
Puckett, Cassidy and Brian Gravel. Forthcoming. “Making Space: Valuation and Gender Inequality in STEM” in Gender Replay: Reflections on Youth, Gender, and Feminism, edited by Freeden Blume Oeur and C.J. Pascoe. New York: NYU Press.
Cole, Grace* and Cassidy Puckett. 2021. “Book Review of Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K-12 Education by Carolyn J. Heinrich, Jennifer Darling-Aduana, and Annalee G. Good.” Teachers College Record.
Puckett, Cassidy and Matthew Rafalow. 2020. “From ‘Impact’ to ‘Negotiation’: Educational Technologies and Inequality,” in The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media, edited by Deana A. Rohlinger and Sarah Sobieraj. New York: Oxford University Press.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2013. “Technology Education.” Pp. 783 in Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide, edited by James Ainsworth. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2012. “Review of Matrix Multiplication and the Digital Divide by Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. in Race After the Internet” HASTAC Crowd-sourced Book Review, Duke University.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2007. “The Goal: Equity; The Approach: Fun, Real Work.” Pp. 132-133 in The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving (4th ed.), edited by R. Forcier & D. Descy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Media & Reports:
Puckett, Cassidy, and Matthew H. Rafalow. 2020. “COVID-19, Technology, and Implications for Educational Equity (Sociology of Education).” ASA Footnotes 48:3.
Puckett, Cassidy, and Matthew H. Rafalow. 2020. “The New Digital Divide? Technology Skills in the Classroom.” in San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco: Hearst.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2020. “Can Increasing Access to Computer Science Education Remedy Inequities in Tech?” The Blog of Harvard Education Publishing,
Austin, Kimberly, Stacy Ehrlich, Cassidy Puckett, and Judi Singleton with Sue Sporte, Penny Bender Sebring, Denise C. Nacu and Eric Brown. 2011. “YOUmedia Chicago: Reimagining Learning, Literacies, and Libraries: A Snapshot of Year 1.” Chicago, IL: Consortium on Chicago School Research.
* = Student co-author
Puckett, Cassidy. 2021/2022. “Mathematically Maintained Inequality: Selective Organizational Change and the Case of Racialized Tracking.”
- Regular Session, American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA
- Regular Session on “Broadening the Conversation about Racism in Organizations, Occupations, and Work” organized by Victor Ray & Elizabeth Popp Berman. American Sociological Association Meeting, Online.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2020. Invited Talk on “Technology and Inequality.” Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Puckett, Cassidy and Matthew Rafalow. 2020. “From ‘Impact’ to ‘Negotiation’: Educational Technologies and Inequality.” Sociology of Education Association Conference, Monterey, CA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2020. Invited Talk on “Digital Inequality.” GVU Center, College of Computing, Georgia Institute for Technology, Atlanta, GA.**Cancelled due to COVID19 pandemic
Puckett, Cassidy. 2020. Invited Discussant, “By the Book: Matthew H. Rafalow and Cassidy Puckett in Conversation.” University of Chicago Press, Online.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2019. Invited Keynote for 2019 NSF-funded Workshop “Addressing Technology and Skills Gaps in Adulthood Transitions.” American Sociological Association Meeting, New York, NY.
Puckett, Cassidy, Jenise Wong, Tanicia Daley, and Kristina Cossen. 2018. “How Organizations Shape Medical Technology Allocation: Insulin Pumps and Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.”
- American Sociological Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
- Society for the Study of Social Problems Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
- American Diabetes Association Meeting, Orlando, FL
Puckett, Cassidy. 2017. “Vocational Vestiges: Detracking, Choice, and STEM Education in the New Comprehensive High School.”
- Presentation at Sociology of Education Association Conference, Monterey, CA.
- Roundtable at American Sociological Association Meeting, Montreal, Canada (Presider).
- Roundtable at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC (Presider).
- Presentation at Sociology Department Colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2017. Invited Talk, “Technological Change, Learning, and Inequality.”
- Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
- School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute for Technology, Atlanta, GA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2016. “Cultural Alignment Across Social Spheres and Differences in Adolescents’ Acquisition of (Technological) Human Capital” Digital Media and Learning Conference, UC Irvine.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2015. Invited Talk “Technological Change, Digital Adaptability, and Social Inequality.” Department of Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2014. “Measuring Digital Adaptability: Scale Development and Validation.” Roundtable on Research in Progress session NCA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2014. “The Geek Instinct: Technological Competence and Cultural Alignment in Disadvantaged Contexts.” Panel Presentation on “New Directions for Social Problems Theory” at the Social Problems Theory Section Regular session SSSP Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2014. “How Culture Structures Opportunity: Explaining Differences in Adolescents Approach to Learning.”
- Roundtable at the Sociology of Education Section session ASA Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
- Presentation at the Northwestern Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop meeting, Evanston.
- Presentation at the Northwestern Culture Workshop meeting, Evanston.
- Presentation at the Social Interaction and Organizing at Northwestern (SION) meeting, Evanston.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2014. “How Learning Ecologies Shape Adolescents’ Digital Adaptability.” Digital Media and Learning Conference, Boston.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2014. Invited Discussant, Education Panel. Chicago Ethnography Conference.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2014. “How School and Home Shape Adolescents’ Approach to Learning Technology.” Sociology of Education Association Conference, Pacific Grove, CA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2013. “Habitus, Habit, and the Case of Technological Competence.” ASA Annual Meeting, New York City.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2013. “Body and Circuits: Bourdieu, Dewey, and the Habitus of Technological Competence.”
- ESS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
- ASA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2013. “Digital Adaptability Survey.” Digital Media and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL.
Hargittai, Eszter and Cassidy Puckett. 2012. “Job Search 2.0: Explaining Differences in Young Adults’ Online Job-Seeking Practices.” ASA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Puckett, Cassidy, James Gee, Adam Ingram-Goble, Jennifer Conner-Zachocki, Jenna McWilliams, Benjamin Shapiro. 2012. “Thoughts From Digital Media and Learning Emerging Scholars: Findings and Insights from Early Career Researchers, Developers, and Practioners.” DML Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2011. “The ‘Disposition’ of Digital Adaptability: Using Empirical Research to Ground Theoretical Concepts.” World Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2011. “(Tech) Culture in Action: Using a Cultural Framework to Describe and Explain Differences in Technological Competence.” ASA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2011. “Digital Inequality: New Constructs and Measures.” Information Technology AERA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Puckett, Cassidy, Mike Hawkins, Barry Joseph, Taylor Bayless, Audrey Aronowsky. 2011. “Unlikely partnerships? Youth Organizations and Institutions Collaborating for Future Learning.” DML Conference, Long Beach, CA.
Puckett, Cassidy, Ugochi Acholonu, Rafi Santo, and Jenna McWilliams. 2011. “Participatory Culture Reconsidered: Moving Beyond Rainbows, Unicorns and Butterflies.” DML Conference, Long Beach, CA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2010. “Digital Inequality: New Constructs and Measures.”
- MSS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
- American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Puckett, Cassidy and Eszter Hargittai. 2010. “Mechanisms of Stratification in Job Market Entry: Predictors of College Students’ Job/Career Information Seeking Behaviors.” MSS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Puckett, Cassidy, Bill Tally, Cindy Char, Jeff Sun, and Andy Hoffman. 2009. “History Games Go To School: Research Insights From the American History and Civics Initiative.” Games, Learning + Society Conference, Madison, WI.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2007. “Using handhelds to promote environmental stewardship.” International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Aalborg, Denmark.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2006. “An Evaluation of NEA Teacher Professional Development in the Arts.” Regular session presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Portland, OR.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2006. “Developing Students’ 21st Century Skills.” National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), San Diego, CA.
Puckett, Cassidy. 2005. “How to Talk in Tags: Creating a Successful Computer Learning Environment for Adolescent Girls.” National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Philadelphia, PA.
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