Ph.D. University of Toronto
- Quantitative Methods
- Social Inequality
- Life Course
- Mixed Methods
Dr. Foster is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on the effects of parental incarceration on children, women’s imprisonment, and children’s exposure to violence. Her research interests are in crime and deviance, the life course, social inequality, families, and children & youth. She teaches courses in criminology and gender and crime as well as a graduate seminar on crime and the life course.
- Sociology 304: Criminology
- Sociology 304: Criminology-Honors
- Sociology 489: Gender and Crime
- Sociology 627: Crime and the Life Course
- Foster, Holly and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2017. (2015 on-line). “Intimate Partner Violence, Relationship Patterns and Gender in the Transition to Adulthood.” Journal of Family Issues 38:1998-2025.
- Foster, Holly and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2015. “Children’s Exposure to War Violence in Four African Countries.” Social Science & Medicine 146: 292-299.
- Foster, Holly and John Hagan. 2015. “Punishment Regimes and the Multi-Level Effects of Parental Imprisonment: Inter-generational, Intersectional, and Inter-Institutional Models of Social Inequality and Systemic Exclusion.” Annual Review of Sociology 41: 135-158.
- Foster, Holly. 2012. “The Strains of Maternal Imprisonment: Importation and Deprivation Stressors for Women and Children.” Journal of Criminal Justice 40: 221-229.
- Foster, Holly, John Hagan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2008. “Growing Up Fast: Stress Exposure and Subjective ‘Weathering’ In Emerging Adulthood.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49: 162-177.
- Foster, Holly and John Hagan. 2007. “Incarceration and Intergenerational Social Exclusion.” Social Problems 54: 399-433.
- Hagan, John and Holly Foster. 2003. “S/He’s a Rebel: Toward a Sequential Stress Theory of Delinquency and Gendered Pathways to Disadvantage in Emerging Adulthood.” Social Forces 82: 53-86.
- Hagan, John and Holly Foster. 2001. “Youth Violence and the End of Adolescence.” American Sociological Review 66:874-899.