I am currently working on my book, Our Families Your Freedom: How Military Mothers Support and Challenge the U.S. War on Terrorism, which follows the mothers of U.S. service members in the War on Terrorism through the stages of recruitment, deployment, and post-deployment, examining what kinds of support are needed during war, who provides that support, and what impact does that support have on engagement in the political process.
Christensen, Wendy M. Forthcoming. "The Black Citizen-Subject: US Military Recruitment and Black Single Mothers." Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Christensen, Wendy M. Forthcoming. "Recruiting through Mothers: You Made Them Strong, We’ll Make Them Army Strong." Critical Military Studies.
Christensen, Wendy M. Revise and Resubmit. "The Politics of Foot Powder: Depoliticizing Motherhood During Wartime."
Christensen, Wendy M. 2009. “Technological Boundaries: Defining the Personal and the Political in Military Mothers’ Online Support Forums,” Women's Studies Quarterly, 37:1&2
Christensen, Wendy M. and Myra Marx Ferree. 2008. “Cowboy of the World? Gender Discourse and the Iraq War Debate.” Qualitative Sociology, 31:3, pp. 287-‐306
2011 “The Politics of Foot Powder: Depoliticizing Motherhood During Wartime” at the Miniconference on Military Sociology during the Eastern Sociological Society’s annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, and in the Families and the Military panel at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
2009 “Recruiting Mothers: A Feminist Analysis of How Military Motherhood is Defined by the Military and by Mothers Online” Invited Thematic Panel, Feminism and Web 2.0, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2008 “The Gendered Homefront: U.S. Military Mothers and the Work of Separating the War from the Warrior” at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
2008 “The Online World as Problematic: Bringing Institutional Ethnography to the Internet” at the Society for the Study of Social Problems 2008 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.