Wu, Cary. forthcoming. Gun violence has fueled enduring trust issues for many Americans. The Conversation on Guns. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Sher, Chloe and Cary Wu. forthcoming. Race, nativity, and inequality in physical activity: An intersectional and life course approach. Canadian Review of Sociology.

Cary Wu. 2023. The gender citation gap: why and how it matters. Canadian Review of Sociology.


Wu, Cary. 2022. Racial Concentration and Dynamics of COVID-19 Vaccination in United States. Social Science & Medicine Population Health.

Wu, Cary, Rima Wilkes, and David C. Wilson. 2022. Race and Political Trust: Perceptions of Justice as a Unifying Influence on Political Trust. Daedalus:  Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wu, Cary, Alex Bierman, Scott Schieman. 2022. Socioeconomic stratification and trajectories of social trust during COVID-19. Social Science Research.

Wu, Cary.  2022. How anti-Asian racism is experienced. Contexts.

Wu, Cary and Andrew Dawson. 2022. Why trust is lower in Quebec? Canadian Review of Sociology.

Wu, Cary. 2022. Intergenerational Transmission of Trust: A Dyadic Approach. Socius.

Haddon, Edward and Cary Wu. 2022. How does actual inequality shape people’s perceptions of inequality? A class perspective. Sociological Perspectives.

Lee Rennie, Yue Qian, and Cary Wu. 2022. Coethnic concentration and Asians’ perceived discrimination across US counties during COVID-19. Socius.

Fairbrother, Malcolm, Jan Mewes, Rima Wilkes, Cary Wu, and Giuseppe Giordano. Can Bureaucrats Break Trust? Testing Cultural and Institutional Theories of Trust with Chinese Panel Data. Socius.


Wu, Cary and Joanne Ong. 2021. A scenic walk through Brenner’s New Urban Spaces in Toronto. International Sociology.

Clark N., Terry, Cary Wu. 2021. Urbanization Theorizing. In: Abrutyn S., Lizardo O. (eds) Handbook of Classical Sociological Theory. Springer, Cham.

Wu, Cary et al. 2021. Citizen satisfaction with government performance during COVID-19 in China. Journal of Contemporary China.

Wu, Cary. 2021. Education and social trust in global perspective. Sociological Perspectives.

Wu, Cary. 2021. How stable is generalized trust? Internal migration and the stability of trust among Canadians. Social Indicators Research, 1-19.

Mewes, Jan, Malcolm Fairbrother, Giuseppe Giordano, Cary Wu, and Rima Wilkes. 2021. Experiences Matter: Individual-Level Sources of Declining Social Trust in the United States. Social Science Research.

Sher, Chloe and Cary Wu. 2021. Who stays physically active during COVID-19? Inequality and exercise patterns in the United States. Socius.

Makridis, Christos and Wu, Cary. 2021. How Social Capital Helps Communities Weather the COVID-19 Pandemic. PLOS ONE. Article Press Release


Wu, Cary, Yue Qian, Rima Wilkes. 2020. Anti-Asian discrimination and the Asian-white mental health gap during COVID-19. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Wu, Cary. 2020. How does gun violence affect Americans’ trust in each other? Social Science Research, 91, 102449.

Wu, Cary. 2020. Social capital and COVID-19: A multidimensional and multilevel approach. Chinese Sociological Review, 1-28.

Wu, Cary and Wilkes, Rima and Qian, Yue and Kennedy, Eric B. 2020. Acute discrimination and East Asian-white mental health gap during COVID-19 in Canada. Canadian Diversity 17(3): 60-66.

Kennedy, E. B., Vikse, J., Chaufan, C., O’Doherty, K., Wu, C., Qian, Y., & Fafard, P. 2020. Canadian COVID-19 Social Impacts Survey. Rapid Summary of Results #1: Risk Perceptions, Trust, Impacts, and Responses (York University Disaster and Emergency Management Technical Report #004).

Wu, Cary, Rima Wilkes, Malcolm Fairbrother, and Giuseppe Giordano. 2020. Social capital, trust, and state coronavirus testing. Contexts.

Wu, Cary, Sylvia Fuller, Zhilei Shi, and Rima Wilkes. 2020. The gender gap in commenting: Women are less likely than men to comment on (men’s) published research. PLOS ONE.

Wu, Cary. 2020. Does migration affect trust? Internal migration and the stability of trust among AmericansThe Sociological Quarterly: 1-21.


Wu, Cary, and Zhilei Shi. 2019. Education and social trust in transitional China. Chinese Sociological Review: 1-29.

Wu, Cary, Rima Wilkes, Daniel Silver, and Terry Clark. 2019. Current debates in urban theory from a scale perspective: Introducing a scenes approachUrban Studies 56.8: 1487-1497.

Wilkes, Rima, and Cary Wu. 2019. Immigration, discrimination, and trust: A simply complex relationship. Front. Sociol. 4: 32. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.


Wilkes, Rima, and Cary Wu. 2018. Ethnicity, democracy, trust: a majority-minority approachSocial Forces 97.1: 465-494.

Wu, Cary, and Rima Wilkes. 2018. Local–national political trust patterns: Why China is an exception. International Political Science Review 39.4: 436-454.

Sher, Chloe, and Cary Wu. 2018. Fracking in China: community impacts and public support of shale gas development. Journal of Contemporary China 27.112: 626-641.

Wu, Cary, and Rima Wilkes. 2018. Finding critical trusters: A response pattern model of political trust. International Journal of Comparative Sociology 59.2: 110-138.

Wu, Cary, et al. 2018. Does Migration Pay Off? Returnees, Family Background, and Self-Employment in Rural China. China Review 18.1: 59-78.

Fu, Qiang, Cary Wu, et al. 2018. Live like mosquitoes: Hukou, rural–urban disparity, and depression. Chinese Journal of Sociology 4.1: 56-78.

Wilkes, Rima, and Cary Wu. 2018. Trust and minority groupsThe Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust: 231.


Wu, Cary, and Rima Wilkes. 2017. International students’ post-graduation migration plans and the search for home. Geoforum 80: 123-132.


Wu, Cary. 2016. Moving from Urban Sociology to the Sociology of the City. The American Sociologist 47.1: 102-114.

Wu, Cary, and Rima Wilkes. 2016. Durable power and generalized trust in everyday social exchangeProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.11: E1417-E1417.

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