Sarah L. Hoiland (she//her)

Associate Professor of Sociology

My research is on nation-building in a female motorcycle club. I teach sociology, anthropology, and the liberal arts capstone "Bronx Beautiful" and integrate Open Educational Resources, primary texts, and experiential learning opportunities into my courses.

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Academic Interests

feminist ethnographic methodology, subcultures, and gendered deviance


The New School for Social Research (MA, Ph.D. in sociology)

Gonzaga University (BA, sociology and criminal justice)


Hoiland, Sarah, Reyes, Silvia, and Antonios Varelas. (2020). “The impact of a Supplemental Instruction Program on Diverse Peer Leaders at a Two Year Institution.” Journal of Peer Learning. 13: 5-20. 

Hoiland, Sarah. (2017). “‘Impromptu fiesta’ or ‘havoc in Hollister’: A seventy-year retrospective.” International Journal of Motorcycle Studies
Wolfe, Kate S., Hoiland, Sarah, L., Lyons, Catherine, Guevara, Carlos, Burrell, Kristopher, DiSanto Jacqueline, Figueroa, Sandy, Davis, Aaron, Poma, Iber, Rodriguez, Wilfredo, and Ridley, Linda. (2016). “Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA):  A survey of student perceptions.” Hispanic Educational Technology Services Online Journal, 6(2).  

Selected Funding 

Mellon/ ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship. 2019-2020. $40,000

“The Eugenio María de Hostos Drama in Education (DiE) Institute: Using Theater to Enhance Teaching.” Bridging Theory to Practice. 2019-2020. $6,000.

“Collaborative Research:  Numeracy Infusion for College Educators (NICE).” National Science Foundation. 2016-2019. #1644948. $103,020.

“Collaborative Community Arts for Dialogue, Reflection, and Energy (CADRE) in the Bronx.” Bridging Theory to Practice. 2017-2018. $30,000. 

  • ProfessorPolk State College*Non-CUNY
  • Assistant Professor of SociologyBehavioral and Social Sciences DepartmentHostos Community College
  • Associate Professor of SociologyBehavioral and Social Sciences DepartmentHostos Community College
Recent Academic publications

Hoiland, Sarah L. 2021. “Connecting Classroom to Community During COVID-19,” Teaching/ Learning Matters, Vol. 51, Iss. 2. 

Hoiland, Sarah. L. 2020. “Editor’s Note:  Teaching Race and Teaching Raced.” Teaching/ Learning Matters, Vol. 51, Iss. 2. Vol. 49, Iss. 3. 
Hoiland, Sarah L. 2020. “Teachable Moment” in “Three Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19,” American Sociological Association Footnotes. Vol. 48, No. 3: 40.  
Fellowships and Awards
2020 Barbara R. Walters Community College Faculty Award, Eastern Sociological Society
2019 Mellon/ American Community of Learned Societies (ACLS) Community College Faculty Fellow
2018 Campus Spotlight:  Bridging Theory to Practice 
2015 CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program
2014 Visiting Scholar, MetroCITI Teaching Fellows Program, Columbia Teachers College
2012 Thelma Raley Endowed Teaching Chair Recipient, Polk State College