Sarah 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. 

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