Publications and Papers Under Review

Scholarly Publications (*=Graduate Student Co-Author)

Refereed Articles:

Torres, Stacy. Forthcoming. “‘For a Younger Crowd’: Place, Belonging, and Exclusion among Older Adults Facing Neighborhood Change.” Qualitative Sociology.

Torres, Stacy and Xuemei Cao*. 2019. “Improving Care for Older Adults Who Prefer Informal Spaces to Age-Separated Institutions and Healthcare Settings.Innovation in Aging 3(3), igz019,

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “On Elastic Ties: Distance and Intimacy in Social Relationships.” Sociological Science 6: 235-263. DOI: 10.15195/v6.a10
– Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Aging and the Life Course Section
– Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section
– Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Sociology of the Family Section

Torres, Stacy. 2018. “Aging Alone, Gossiping Together: Older Adults’ Talk as Social Glue.” The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gby154, 10.1093/ geronb/gby154
– Innovative Research on Aging Bronze Award, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging
– Media Coverage: TIME.comNeon Magazine.

Torres, Stacy. Spring 2014. “Aging Women, Living Poorer.” Contexts 13: 72-74.
                          *Nominee for 2014 Claude Award for Trends Essay, 2014

Unrefereed Articles:
Torres, Stacy and Erica Torres. In Press. “I felt stupid and like crying”: Healthcare Bias and Discrimination.” Contexts.

Torres, Stacy. 2017. “Gimme Shelter.” Contexts 16 (2): 76.

Torres, Stacy. 2018. “Aging in Places.” Critical Gerontology Comes of Age: Advances in Research and Theory for a New Century, Chris Wellin, Ed. New York: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis.

Gerson, Kathleen and Stacy Torres. 2015. “Changing Family Patterns and Family Life.” Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Gerson, Kathleen (with Stacy Torres). 2012. “Families and Family Life,” Chapter 13 in The Sociology Project: Introducing the Sociological Imagination. Richard Arum, Lynne Haney and Jeff Manza (Eds). New York: Pearson.

Encyclopedia Entries:
Torres, Stacy. 2016. “Gender, Aging, and Ageism.The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Cao, Xuemei* and Stacy Torres. 2018. Book Review. “Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain From Mid-Life Splits, by Jocelyn Elise Crowley.” Gender & Society 32(6): 927-928.

Torres, Stacy. 2018. “Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong, by Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel.” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 47 (2): 197-198.

Torres, Stacy. 2010. “Aging, Gran Torino-Style.” Contexts 9: 66-68.

Briefing Papers:
Klinenberg, Eric, Stacy Torres, and Elena Portacolone. 2012. “Aging Alone in America.” New York: Council on Contemporary Families Briefing Paper (May).
*Reprinted in Families as They Really Are (2015, 2nd Edition)

Under Review and In Progress

Torres, Stacy. (Under Contract). Old New York: Late Life in the City. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. Revision in Progress.

Torres, Stacy and Griffin R. Lacy*. “Social Networks, Spaces, and Community for LGBTQ+ Elders: Implications for Physical and Mental Health.” Invited to Submit Full Manuscript.

Other Publications

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “Why We Won’t Call 911: Too Often, Police Officers’ Response to Mental Illness is Deadly.CalMatters. 10/13. (*Reprinted San Francisco Chronicle).

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “The California Dream Is Over. What Comes Next?The Washington Post. 10/10.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “Women Grow More Radical with Age: Winning Older Voters in 2020.The Hill. 9/11.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “My Sisters and the Long, Terrifying Shadow of Mass Violence.” Op-Ed. Los Angeles Times. 8/11.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “Hiding from ICE, Hispanic Americans are Strangers in Our Own Land.” Op-Ed. The Washington Post. 7/21.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “Goodbye, Childbearing Years–and Good Riddance.” San Francisco Chronicle. Op-Ed. 7/7.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “How I Became ‘Rich.’Longreads. 6/20.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “Happy ‘Other’ Mother’s Day.” Los Angeles Times. Op-Ed. 5/12.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “Why I Won’t Ever Ditch My Tax Preparer.” San Francisco Chronicle. Op-Ed. 4/7.

Torres, Stacy. 2019. “We Must Prioritize Pedestrian Safety in Oakland and Other Bay Area Cities for the Good of Us All.” San Francisco Chronicle. Op-Ed. 2/8.

Torres, Stacy. 2018. “Middle-Class Shoppers Feel Retail Stores’ Decline Most Keenly at Christmas.The Sacramento Bee. Op-Ed. 12/21.

Torres, Stacy and Xuemei Cao*. 2018. “The Immigrant Grandparents America Needs.” The New York Times. Op-Ed. 8/20.

Torres, Stacy. 2018. “Why I Mourn the End of Craigslist Personals.” San Francisco Chronicle. Op-Ed. 4/4.

Torres, Stacy. 2017. “You Don’t Want to Buy Groceries From a Robot.” The New York Times. Op-Ed. 6/23.

Torres, Stacy. 2017. “The Admission.” Longreads. 5/5.

Torres, Stacy. 2017. “First-Generation College Students as Post Election Go-Betweens.” Forum. Berkeley Journal of Sociology. 5/4.

Torres, Stacy. 2017. “Tired of Working for Uncle Sam? Maybe You’ve Got ‘Ideological Whiplash.’Zócalo Public Square. 5/3.

Torres, Stacy. 2017. “Snowstorm Cleanup Deplorable in Albany.” Op-Ed. Times Union. 3/18.

Torres, Stacy. 2016. “Why I Live With a ‘Dumb’ Phone in a Smartphone World.” San Francisco Chronicle. Op-Ed. 12/14.

Torres, Stacy. 2016. “As Los Angeles Gets Younger, Skid Row Gets Older.Next City. 8/18.

Torres, Stacy. 2016. “Homeless Problem Can’t Be Swept Away.” San Francisco Chronicle. Op-Ed. 3/6.

Torres, Stacy. 2014. “How Do Older People Retain Autonomy?”  The Society Pages, Families as They Really Are (blog). 8/4.

Torres, Stacy. 2014. “Why Don’t Older People Want to Move in with Their Families?” The Society Pages, Families as They Really Are (blog). 7/21.

Torres, Stacy. 2014. “Chile Lost Yesterday, But They’ve Won My Dad’s Heart.” The New Republic, Goal Posts (World Cup blog). 6/29.

Torres, Stacy. 2014.  “Off Their Rockers: Challenging Stereotypes, Reinforcing Aging, or Both?Gender & Society (blog). 6/20.

Torres, Stacy. 2014. “Mental Health, Aging, and Men and Masculinities.” Masculinities 101 (blog). 5/7.

Torres, Stacy. 2014. “Old McDonald’s.” The New York Times. Op-Ed. 1/22.

Torres, Stacy. 2013. “When Mom Died.” Slate. 9/4.

Torres, Stacy. 2013. “Guide to NYC.Newsletter of the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association 17 (2): 10-12.

Torres. Stacy. 2011. “Does Breast Cancer Awareness Month Crowd Out Other Diseases Affecting Women?Slate. 10/ 17.

Torres, Stacy. 2010. “How My Father Survived Chile’s Mines.” 9/23.

Torres, Stacy. 2010. “Chile’s World Cup.” Huffington Post. 7/28.

Torres, Stacy. 2010. “Bloomberg Shuttering Lifesaving Senior Centers.Huffington Post. 5/14.

Torres, Stacy. 2010. “Keep Our Eyes on the Street Open.”  Huffington Post. 5/5.

Torres, Stacy. 2010. “St. Vincent’s Death Will Mean Pain for Seniors.New York Daily News.  4/29.

Torres, Stacy. 2008. “Living With…The Washington Post. 11/25.

Torres, Stacy. 2008. “Dad and the Diner.” The New York Times. 7/ 27.

Torres, Stacy. 2004. “What are they reading?: Desert Memories: Journeys Through the Chilean North.” The 12/7.

Torres, Stacy. 2002. “Chile Faces the Mirror.” Letter. The New York Times. 3/14.

Torres, Stacy. 2001. “Displaced, but Lucky.” Letter. The New York Times. 10/17.