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Matthew Painter - Associate 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, Family, Methodology and Statistics, Wealth Inequality

Publications:  Recent Publications

Forthcoming   Flagg, Chloe and Matthew A. Painter II. “White Ethnic Diversity and Community Attachment: A Multilevel Analysis of Small Town Iowa.” Rural Sociology.

Forthcoming   Holmes, Malcolm D., Matthew A. Painter II, and Brad W. Smith. “Patterns of Police-Caused Homicides in U.S. Cities: A Test of Minority Threat, Place and Community Violence Hypotheses.” Justice Quarterly.

2017   Myers, Ana McCormick and Matthew A. Painter II. “Food Insecurity in the United States of America: An Examination of Race/Ethnicity and Nativity Status.” Food Security 9(6):1419-32.

2017   Frech, Adrianne, Matthew A. Painter II, and Jonathan Vespa. “Marital Biography and Mother’s Wealth.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38(2):279-92.

2017   Painter II, Matthew A. and Matthew R. Sanderson. “Different Country, Same Work: The Income Advantage of Industrial Channeling among Mexican Immigrants.” Work & Occupations 44(2):210-32.

2017   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 27(2):136-56.



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