I am postdoctoral fellow at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University and an assitant professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University - Newark. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2017. I study how institutions produce and reinforce inequality, with a focus on children and families. My current research uses large administrative datasets to examine how elements of the welfare state and organizations tasked with formal social control interact to regulate family life. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Sociological Review, The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Annual Review of Criminology, and other outlets.
- Edwards, Frank. 2017. "Institutional Determinants of Child Protection Systems in the United States." PhD Dissertation. Department of Sociology, University of Washington.
- Edwards, Frank R.. 2016. "Saving Children and Controlling Families: Punishment, Redistribution and Child Protection." American Sociological Review 81(3): 575-595.
- “Family surveillance: Police and the reporting of child abuse and neglect”. The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of The Social Sciences. Frank Edwards. Forthcoming.
- Congratulations to our Ph.D. Graduating Class of 2016-2017! - June 14, 2017
- Frank Edwards Accepts Post-Doctoral Position at Cornell University - March 24, 2017
- Frank Edward's wins two best graduate student papers from ASA - June 10, 2016
- Graduate students Bruns, Edwards, and Grigoryeva awarded fellowships - May 16, 2016