Grad Students

Danielle Wondra

Contact Information

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Fields of Study

Family & Demography;
Gender & Sexuality;
Quantitative & Qualitative methods


Academic Publications

R. Kelly Raley, Megan M. Sweeney, & Danielle Wondra. “The Growing Racial and Ethnic Divide in U.S. Marriage Patterns." (Forthcoming Fall 2015)

Invited article in The Future of Children volume, “Marriage and Child Wellbeing: Ten Years Later”

“Parenting Desires and Intentions Among Sexual Minorities: An Intersectional Approach.” (sole author)

Currently under review at Journal of Marriage and Family (after second invitation to Revise and Resubmit)

Other Publications

On the Right Track to Safer Communities: Steering California’s Juvenile Offenders Away from Lives of Crime (Co-author, 2007). Oakland, CA: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. 

Promoting Preschool in Your Community: How to Piece Together a Successful Strategy (Co-author, 2006). Oakland, CA: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Public Safety Can't Wait: California's Preschool Shortage, A Missed Opportunity for Crime Prevention (Led survey research, 2005). Oakland, CA: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Grants and Awards

Fellowships & Grants

University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation Year Fellowship, Graduate Division, 2015-2016

Dorothy L. Meier Dissertation Fellowship, Department of Sociology, 2014-2015

Graduate Fellowship & TA-ship, Department of Sociology, 2008-2012 & 2013-2014

Conference Travel Grants, Department of Sociology, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Conference Travel Grants, California Center for Population Research, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, 2010 and 2011

Honors & Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA Sociology Department (3 years: 2011, 2012, 2013)

Outstanding Poster Award (April 2013) — Population Association of America – New Orleans, LA

Received award at Annual Meeting of PAA, for poster presentation entitled “Young People’s Fertility Preferences and Intentions: Variation by Sexual Identity, Race & Education”

REACH LA Volunteer of the Year (2009) — REACH LA – Los Angeles, CA

Planned Parenthood Outstanding Volunteer (2008) — Shasta Diablo branch – Concord, CA


Megan M. Sweeney & Mignon R. Moore (co-chairs)

Gary J. Gates (UCLA Williams Institute)


C.Phil., Sociology, UCLA, 2013

MA, Sociology, UCLA, 2010

BA, Sociology, UC Berkeley, 2003, magna cum laude with Highest Departmental Honors, minor in Education