Sociology Department

Graduate Student Achievements

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Gage, Timothy B., Fu Fang, Erin K O’Neill, Jeffrey S. Napierala, and Gregory DiRienzo. “Heterogeneity Identified at Birth and Hypertension Risk in Adulthood.” Forthcoming in American Journal of Human Biology.

Hourigan, Kristen Lee. “Homicide Survivors’ Definitions of Forgiveness: Intra-personal, Inter-personal, and Extra-personal orientations.” Forthcoming in Violence and Victims.

Lei, Lei and Scott J. South. 2016. “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Leaving and Returning to the Parental Home: The Role of Life-Course Transitions, Socioeconomic Resources, and Family Connectivity.” Demographic Research 34:109-142.

Napierala, Jeffrey S. and Timothy Gage. “The Heritability of Migratory Behavior.” Forthcoming in Biodemography and Social Biology.

Nevarez, L., K. Tobin, and E. Waltermaurer. “Food Acquisition in Poughkeepsie, NY: Exploring the Stratification of ‘Healthy Food’ Consciousness in a Food-Insecure City.” Forthcoming in Food, Culture, & Society.

Weld, Dean and Sean Patrick Roche.  "A Matter of Time: A Partial Test of Institutional Anomie Theory using Cross-National Time Use Data."  Forthcoming in Journal of Quantitative Criminology.


Gibbons, Joseph R. "Does Racial Segregation Make Community-Based Organizations More Territorial? Evidence from Newark, NJ and Jersey City, NJ."Journal of Urban Affairs 37(5):600-19.

South, Scott J. and Lei Lei. 2015. “Failures to Launch and Boomerang Kids: Contemporary Determinants of Leaving and Returning to the Parental Home.” Social Forces 94(2): 863-890.

Yang, Tse-Chuan and Kiwoong Park. 2015. “To What Extent do Sleep Quality and Duration Mediate the Effect of Perceived Discrimination on Health? Evidence from Philadelphia” Journal of Urban Health 92(6): 1024-1037.

Yi, Joseph and Gowoon Jung, 2015. “Debating Multicultural Korea: Media Discourse on Migrants and Minorities.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41(6): 985-1013.

Yi, Joseph and Gowoon Jung, 2015. “Public Discourses about International Students.” Sociology Compass 9(9): 776–783.


Alba, Richard, Glenn Deane, Nancy Denton, Illir Disha, Brian McKenzie, and Jeffrey Napierala. 2014. “The Limits of Spatial Assimilation for Latino Families.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40(1):1-20.

Cheng, Julia Yuching. 2014. “Bridging Immigration Research and Racial Formation Theory to Examine Contemporary Immigrant Identities.” Sociology Compass 8(6): 745-754.

Franklin, Kolbe. 2014. “Gender Labor, Assimilationism, and Transformative Practices: The Relational Negotiations of Cisgender Women and their Transgender Men Partners.” Sociology Compass 8: 648-659.

Lachmann, Richard, Emily Pain, and Anibal Gauna. 2014. “Museums in the New Gilded Age: Collector Exhibits in New York Art Museums, 1945-2010.” Poetics 43: 60-69.

Lee, Se Hwa . 2014. "How Do Women in Developing Countries Increase Political Representation in the National Assembly?: A Longitudinal Analysis of South Korea from 1948 to 2008." Journal of Women, Politics and Policy 36(2): 161-190.

Obach, B., and K. Tobin. 2014. "Civic Agriculture and Community Engagement. " Agriculture and Human Values. 31(2):307-322.

Raffalovich, Lawrence and Rakkoo Chung. 2014. “Models for Pooled Time-Series Cross-Section Data.” International Journal of Conflict and Violence. 8(2): 209-221.

Revers, Matthias. 2014. "Journalistic Professionalism as Performance and Boundary Work: Source Relations at the State House." Journalism 15(1): 37-52.


Hernandez, Donald J. and Jeffrey S. Napierala. 2013. “Early Education, Poverty, Health, and Parental Circumstances among Hispanic Children: Pointing Toward Needed Public Policies.” Association of Mexican American Educators Journal 7(2): 40-51.

Hourigan, Kristen Lee. “Increasing Student Engagement in Large Classes: The ARC Model of Application, Response and Collaboration.” Teaching Sociology 41(4): 353-359.

Kuebler, Meghan. "Closing the Wealth Gap: A Review of Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Homeownership." Sociology Compass 7.8 (2013): 670-685.

Lee, Se Hwa. "The Bifurcated Statuses of the Wives of Korean International Students." Pp. 135-156 in Koreans in North America: Twenty-First Century Experiences, edited by Pyeong Gap Min. Lexington Books.

Lei, Lei. "Sons, Daughters, and Intergenerational Support in China." Chinese Sociological Review, 45(3), 26-52.

Lei, Lei. "Employment, Day Labor, and Shadow Work Among Homeless Assistance Clients in the United States." Journal of Poverty, 17 (3), 253-272.

McKernan, Brian. "The Morality of Play Video Game Coverage in The New York Times From 1980 to 2010." Games and Culture 8.5: 307-329.

Muennig, Peter, Meghan O'Neil Kuebler, Jaeseung Kim, Dusan Todorovic, Zohn Rosen. 2013. “Gender Differences in Material, Psychological, and Social Domains of the Income Gradient in Mortality: Implications for Policy.” PLoS ONE 8(3): e59191.

O'Neil Kuebler, Meghan. 2013. “Closing the Wealth Gap: A Review of Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Homeownership.” Sociology Compass 7, 670-685.

O'Neil Kuebler, Meghan, Elad Yom-Tov, Dan Pelleg, Rebecca Puhl, Peter Muennig. 2013. “When Overweight Is the Normal Weight: An Examination of Obesity Using a Social Media Internet Database.” PLoS ONE 8(9): e73479.

O'Neil Kuebler, Meghan, Jacob S. Rugh. 2013. “New Evidence on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Homeownership in the United States from 2001 to 2010.” Social Science Research 42(5): 1357-1374.


Kuebler, Meghan. "Lending in the modern era: Does racial composition of neighborhoods matter when individuals seek home financing? A pilot study in New England." City & Community 11.1 (2012): 31-50.

McCabe, Joshua T. 2012. "What Can Sociology Teach us About the Ideational Origins of Modernity? Comments on McCloskey's Bourgeois Dignity." The Journal of Socio-Economics 41(6): 772-775.

Morrow, M., and K. Tobin. 2012. "Communicating Student Research at SUNY New Paltz to State and Local Elected Officials." CURQ 33(2):13-18.

O'Neil Kuebler, Meghan. 2012. “Lending in the Modern Era: Does Racial Composition of Neighborhoods Matter When Individuals Seek Home Financing? A Pilot Study in New England.” City & Community 11(1):31-50.


Knudson, Paul T. "Building Regional Capacity for Land-Use Reform: Environmental Conservation and Historic Preservation in the Hudson River Valley." Human Ecology Review 18.1 (2011).

McKernan, Brian. "Politics and celebrity: a sociological understanding." Sociology Compass 5.3 (2011): 190-202.

Pais, Jeremy. "Socioeconomic background and racial earnings inequality: A propensity score analysis." Social Science Research 40.1 (2011): 37-49.


Pais, Jeremy. "Competing sources of earnings inequality: A comparison of variance components." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 28.3 (2010): 359-373.


Knudson, Paul T. "Coalition Formation and Metropolitan Contention: An Analysis of the Politics of Light‐Rail Transit in the Twin Cities of Minnesota." City & Community 8.2 (2009): 177-195.

Pennington, Suzanne. "Bisexuals “doing gender” in romantic relationships." Journal of Bisexuality 9.1 (2009): 33-69.

Revers, Matthias. "Sociologists in the Press." The American Sociologist 40.4 (2009): 272-288.


Robinson, Bryan K., and Erica Hunter. "Is mom still doing it all? Reexamining depictions of family work in popular advertising." Journal of Family Issues 29.4 (2008): 465-486.

Santore, Daniel. "Romantic Relationships, Individualism and the Possibility of Togetherness Seeing Durkheim in Theories of Contemporary Intimacy." Sociology 42.6 (2008): 1200-1217.

Book Chapters, Reports, and Reviews

Cheng, Julia Yuching. 2014. “American Born Chinese.” Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia. New York: Sage Publication.

Chung, Rakkoo. 2014. "Global and Local: Elites and the Dynamics of Nominal Democratization in South Korea and Nigeria." In Christian Suter and Christopher Chase-Dunn (eds), World Society Studies.​

Donald J. Hernandez and Jeffrey S. Napierala. 2013. “Diverse Children: Race Ethnicity and Immigration in America’s New Non-Majority Generation.” Foundation for Child Development. Available online.

Hernandez. Donald, and Jeffrey S. Napierala. 2014. “Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes.” Foundation for Child Development. Available online.

Hourigan, Kristen. “Reintegrative Shaming.” Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. NY: Sage Publications. 2014

Hourigan, Kristen Lee. "Uzbekistan." Crime and Punishment around the World: Asia and Pacific. Vol. 3. Doris C. Chu and Graeme R. Newman, Eds. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA. 2010

Hourigan, Kristen Lee. "Latvia" Crime and Punishment around the World: Europe.Vol. 4. Marcelo F. Aebi, Veronique Jaquier, and Graeme R. Newman, Eds. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA. 2010

Hourigan, Kristen Lee and Stephanie L. Stashenko. "Kazakhstan." Crime and Punishment around the World: Asia and Pacific. Vol. 3. Doris C. Chu and Graeme R. Newman, Eds. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA. 2010

O'Neil Kuebler, Meghan. 2015. “Closing the Wealth Gap: A Review of Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Homeownership,” Pp. 113-120 in Race, Class, & Gender: An Anthology, 9th Ed., edited by Margaret Anderson and Patricia Hill Collins. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Pila, Daniela. “Refugees.” In Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, Carlos E. Cortes (ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Pila, Daniela. “Racism.” In Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes (eds). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Rincón, Lina. "Cosmopolitans or New Americans? The Adaptation and Citizenship Meanings of Colombian and Puerto Rican Computer Engineers in the Boston Metropolitan Area after the "Dot Com"" in Meier, Lars (ed). Migration of Professionals and the City - Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities. Routledge Advances in Sociology.

Yi, Joseph and Gowoon Jung, 2015. “Book Review: Caring across Generation: The Linked Lives of Korean American.” Society 52(2): 193-194.