Vikki Katz


You can find links to selected publications below; please contact me if you would like copies of articles not available for direct download.



Katz, V.S. (2014). Kids in the middle: How children of immigrants negotiate community interactions for their families. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Matsaganis, M., Katz, V.S. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2011). Understanding ethnic media: Producers, consumers and societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Katz, V. S. (2011). Children being seen and heard: How youth contribute to their migrant families’ adaptation Barcelona: Open University Press/Aresta Publications.

Katz, V.S. (2011).  Migración y familia: El papel de los hijos y las hijas en la adaptación de las familias inmigrantes. (J. Torrubia, Trans.).  Barcelona: Open University Press/Aresta Publications.



Katz, V.S. & Gonzalez, C. (2016). Toward meaningful connectivity: Using multilevel communication research to reframe digital inequality. Journal of Communication, 66(2), 236-249.

Gonzalez, C., & Katz, V. (2016). Transnational communication as a driver of technology adoption in immigrant families. International Journal of Communication, 10, 2683–2703.

Alper, M., Katz, V.S., & Clark, L.S. (2016). Researching children, intersectionality, and diversity in the digital age. Journal of Children and Media, 10(1), 107-114.

Katz, V.S., & Gonzalez, C. (2016). Community variations in low-income Latino families’ technology adoption and integrationAmerican Behavioral Scientist, 60(1), 59-80.

Katz, V.S. & Hampton, K.N. (2016). Communication in city and community: From the Chicago School to digital technologyAmerican Behavioral Scientist, 60(1), 3-7.

Wilkin, H.A., Katz, V.S., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Hether, H.J. (2015). Communication resources for obesity prevention among African American and Latino residents in an urban neighborhood. Journal of Health Communication, 20(6), 710-719.

Katz, V.S. (2014). Communication dynamics of immigrant integration. Communication Yearbook, 38, 39-68.

Katz, V.S. (2014). Children as brokers of their immigrant families' health-care connections. Social Problems, 61(2), 194-215.

Matsaganis, M.D. & Katz, V.S. (2013). How ethnic media producers constitute their communities of practice: An ecological approach.  Journalism, 15(7), 926-944.

Katz, V.S., Ang, A. & Suro, R. (2012). An ecological perspective on U.S. Latinos’ health communication behaviors, access, and outcomes. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 34(3), 437-456. doi: 10.1177/0739986312445566

Katz, V.S., Matsaganis, M.D. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2012) Ethnic media as partners for increasing broadband adoption and social inclusion. Journal of Information Policy, 2, 79-102.

Katz, V.S. (2010).  How children use media to connect their families to the community: The case of Latinos in Los AngelesJournal of Children and Media, 4(3), 298-315.

Wilkin, H.A., Katz, V.S., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2009). The role of family interaction in new immigrant Latinos’ civic engagementJournal of Communication, 59(2), 387-406.

Giles, H., Katz, V.S. & Lambert, P. (2006). Language attitudes and the role of community infrastructure: A communication ecology modelModerna Språk, C(1), 38-54.


Book Chapters

Matsaganis, M.D. & Katz, V.S. (Accepted). Ethnic media and the social incorporation of new Americans. L. Friedland & M. Lloyd (Eds.), The communications crisis in America, and how to fix it. New York: Palgrave McMillan.



Policy Briefs & Conference Proceedings

Katz, V.S. & Levine, M.H. (2015). Connecting to learn: Promoting digital equity for America’s Hispanic Families. New York: Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.

Katz, V.S. (2013). Understanding Latino families on their own terms. In S.E. Vaala (Ed.), (Aprendiendo juntos (Learning together): Synthesis of a cross-sectorial convening on Hispanic-Latino families and digital technologies (pp. 54-59). New York: Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.

Katz, V.S. (2013). Parents and children learning together: An immigrant family perspective. In B.W. Toso (Ed.), National conference on family literacy: Research strand conference proceedings (pp. 31-38). College Station, PA: Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, Pennsylvania State University.