Sarah L. Hoiland (she//her)

Associate Professor of Sociology

"Hope is a discipline."
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Academic Interests

gender, subcultures, abolition, parenting students, disability studies


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

Gonzaga University (BA, sociology and criminal justice)


Hoiland, Sarah, Lee, JungHang, Valdes-Portela, Norberto, and Biao Jiang. (accepted). “Belonging and Academic Progress: A Two-Generation Model to Support Parenting Student,” Columbia Teachers College Record.

Hoiland, Sarah. (est. 2024). Righteous Sisterhood: Womens’ Search for Excellence and Camaraderie in a Motorcycle Club. Temple University Press. 

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. (2018). “‘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 

The National Science Foundation, HSI IUSE Grant. 2022-2026. $2,300,000.

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. 

  • FacultyPrison-to-College PipelineJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • FacultyBard Prison Initiative, Bard College*Non-CUNY
  • 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

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

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
2014 Visiting Scholar, MetroCITI Teaching Fellows Program, Columbia Teachers College
2012 Thelma Raley Endowed Teaching Chair Recipient, Polk State College