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Matthew Painter - Assistant Professor

Ph.D. The Ohio State University 2010; M.A. The Ohio State University 2005; B.A. Kansas State University 2003

Matthew Painter received the Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University in 2010. He joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2010. His primary research interests involve immigration, social stratification, race/ethnicity, methodology and statistics, and wealth inequality.

Research Interests:

Immigration, Social Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Methodology and Statistics, Sociology of the Family, Wealth Inequality

Publications:  Recent Publications

Forthcoming    Painter II, Matthew A., Malcolm Holmes, and Jenna Bateman. “Skin Tone, Race/Ethnicity, and Wealth Stratification among New Immigrants: Revisiting the Preference for Whiteness Hypothesis.” Social Forces.

Forthcoming    Painter II, Matthew A. and Zhenchao Qian. “Wealth Inequality among New Immigrants.” Sociological Perspectives.

Forthcoming    Holmes, Malcolm D., Matthew A. Painter II, and Brad W. Smith. “Citizens’ Perceptions of Police in Rural U.S. Communities: A Multilevel Analysis of Contextual, Organizational and Individual Predictors.” Policing & Society.

2015   Painter II, Matthew A., Adrianne Frech, and Kristi Williams. “Nonmarital Fertility, Union History, and Women’s Wealth.” Demography 52(1):153-82.

2014   Painter II, Matthew A. “Race/Ethnicity, Educational–Occupational Mismatch, and Immigrant Wealth Attainment.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 15(4):753-76.

2014   Painter II, Matthew A. and Pamela Paxton. “Checkbooks in the Heartland: Change Over Time in Voluntary Association Membership.” Sociological Forum 29(2):408-28.


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