Sociology

Faculty

Daniel Herda

Academic Title

  • Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology

Additional Titles

  • Chair, Sociology

Administrative Support

  • Crime
  • Immigration
  • Public Opinion
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Social Psychology

My research examines attitudes and interpersonal experiences related to race, ethnicity and immigration status. Much of my work considers how respondents incorrectly perceive facts about immigrant populations. This ignorance is associated strongly with anti-immigrant attitudes in both Europe and the United States. I have also focused a great deal on the consequences of interpersonal racial discrimination for minority and immigrant adolescents. I find that falling victim is linked to involvement in crime and more negative attitudes toward schooling. Recently, my interests have shifted more toward the topic of immigration. Since 2017, I have offered a Sociology of Immigration course with a study abroad in Germany. It is an exciting opportunity that allows students to observe our course content firsthand as we explore Berlin and Hamburg.

  • Ph.D. Sociology University of California, Davis
  • M.A. Sociology University of California, Davis
  • B.A. Sociology and Political Science St. Joseph’s College
  • Anti-Immigrant Attitudes
  • Assimilation
  • Delinquency and Crime
  • Interpersonal Discrimination
  • Population Misperceptions
  • American Association of Public Opinion Research

Herda, Daniel. In Press. “Is Not Knowing the Same as Being Incorrect?: An Examination of Immigrant Population Innumeracy Non-Response.”  In Understanding Survey Methodology: Sociological Theory and Applications, (ed. Phillip Brenner). Springer.

 

Herda, Daniel. 2021. “Making Sense of Migration and Immigration.” P.p. 128-149 in Social Problems: Sociology in Action, (ed.) Maxine P. Atkinson, Kathleen Odell Korgen, and Mary Nell Trautner. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Hagan, John, Bill McCarthy, and Daniel Herda. 2020. “What the Study of Legal Cynicism and Crime Can Tell Us about Reliability, Validity, and Versatility in Law and Social Science Research” Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences. 16 (1): 

 

McCarthy, Bill, John Hagan, and Daniel Herda. 2020. “Neighborhood Climates of Legal Cynicism and Complaints about Abuse of Police Power.” Criminology. Online First: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1745-9125.12246 

 

Herda, Daniel. 2020. “Ignorance in a Context of Tolerance: Misperceptions about Foreigners in Canada”. Migration Letters. 17(3): 411-424. https://journals.tplondon.com/ml/article/view/816 

 

Herda, Daniel. 2019. “Teaching Demographic Ignorance with the Correcting Misperceptions Exercise: A Replication and Extension of Previous Research” Numeracy. 12 (2) https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol12/iss2/art11/

 

Herda, Daniel. 2019 “Tracking Ignorance: Examining Changes in Immigrant Population Innumeracy in the United States from 2005 to 2013”. Migration Letters. 16 (2): 329-339. https://journals.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/745

 

Herda, Daniel. 2018. “Reactive Ethnicity and Anticipated Discrimination among Muslim Americans in Southeastern Michigan.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. 38 (3): 372-391. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13602004.2018.1524136  

 

Herda, Daniel. 2018. “Comparing Ignorance: Misperceptions about Immigrants in the United States and Western Europe”. Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences. 12 (2): 5. https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/swb/vol12/iss2/5/ 

 

Hagan, John, William McCarthy, and Daniel Herda. 2018. “Race, Legal Cynicism, and the Machine Politics of Drug Law Enforcement in Chicago”. DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race. 15 (1): 129-151. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/du-bois-review-social-science-research-on-race/article/race-legal-cynicism-and-the-machine-politics-of-drug-law-enforcement-in-chicago/D938C4B3CDBAAA26BB0F73B63D25AC21. 

 

Hagan, John, Bill McCarthy, Daniel Herda, and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher. 2018. “Dual-Process Theory of Racial Isolation, Legal Cynicism, and Reported Crime”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115 (28), 7190-7199. https://www.pnas.org/content/115/28/7190.short 

 

Herda, Daniel, and William McCarthy. 2018. “No Experience Required: Violent Crime and Anticipated, Vicarious, and Experienced Racial Discrimination.” Social Science Research. 70: 115-130.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X16304264

 

Herda, Daniel. 2018. “To Hell with them All!: Perceived Discrimination, Racial Attitudes and Interracial Contact.” Sociological Focus. 51 (2): 111-129. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00380237.2017.1370939

 

Herda, Daniel. 2017.  “Correcting Misperceptions: An In-Class Exercise for Reducing Population Innumeracy Using Student Response Systems and a Test of Its Effectiveness.” Teaching Sociology. 45 (2) 152-160.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0092055X16681647 

 

Herda, Daniel. 2016. “The Specter of Discrimination: Reported Racial Discrimination Fear among Minority Adolescents in Chicago” Social Science Research. 55: 48-62.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X15001726. ;

 

Herda, Daniel. 2015. “Innumeracy in Turkey: Misperceptions of an Emerging Immigrant Population”. Insight Turkey. 17: 187-205. https://www.insightturkey.com/article/innumeracy-in-turkey-misperceptions-of-an-emerging-immigrant-population 

 

Herda, Daniel. 2015. “Beyond Innumeracy: Heuristic Decision-Making and Qualitative Misperceptions about Immigrants in Finland.” Ethnic and Racial Studies.  38 (9) 1627-1645. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2015. 1005643

 

Herda, Daniel. 2013. “Too Many Immigrants?: Examining Alternative Forms of Immigrant Population Innumeracy.” Sociological Perspectives. 56: 213-240. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1525/sop.2013.56.2.213 

 

Herda, Daniel. 2013. “Innocuous Ignorance?: Perceptions of the American Jewish Population Size.” Contemporary Jewry. 33: 241-245. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12397-013-9105-7 

 

Okamoto, Dina, Daniel Herda and Cassie Hartzog. 2013. “Beyond Good Grades: Immigrant Integration in U.S. Schools through Participation in Extracurricular Activities.” Social Science Research. 42: 155-168. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12001639

 

Rude, Jesse and Daniel Herda. 2010. “Best Friends Forever? Race and the Stability of Adolescent Friendships.”  Social Forces. 89: 585-608. https://academic.oup.com/sf/article/89/2/585/2235361

 

Herda, Daniel. 2010. “‘How Many Immigrants?’ Foreign Born Population Innumeracy in Europe.” Public Opinion Quarterly. 74: 674-695. https://academic.oup.com/poq/article/74/4/674/1829478 

  • Burns “Bud” Roper Fellow Award, American Association of Public Opinion Research, 2016.
  • SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, American Sociological Association, 2015.
  • Children and Youth Section Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association, 2013.
  • Graduate Student Paper Award, American Association of Public Opinion Research, Pacific Chapter, 2012.