Michael Restivo

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Bailey Hall 212
(585) 245-6210
Michael Restivo

Office Hours

  • Mon/Tues/Thurs 11:30-12:45 p.m.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Stony Brook University

  • M.A., Stony Brook University


  • Michael Restivo and Arnout van de Rijt. 2012. "Experimental Study of Informal Rewards in Peer Production." PLoS ONE 7(3): e34358. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034358

  • Gary M. Maynard, Eric J. Shircliff, and Michael Restivo. 2012. "IMF Structural Adjustment, Public Health Spending, and Tuberculosis: A Longitudinal Analysis of Prevalence Rates in Developing Nations." International Journal of Sociology 42(2):5-27, doi:10.2753/IJS0020-7659420201

  • Afife-ldil Akin, Carlos Encina, Michael Restivo, Michael Schwartz, and Juhi Tyagi (equal authorship). 2012. "Old Wine in a New Cask? Protest Cycles in the Age of the New Social Media." The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations Xll(1 ):89-103

  • John M. Shandra, Michael Restivo, Eric J. Shircliff, and Bruce London. 2011. "Do Commercial Debt-for-Nature Swaps Matter for Forests? A Cross-National Test of World Polity Theory." Sociological Forum 26(2):381-410

  • John M. Shandra, Thomas K. Rudel, Michael Restivo, and Bruce London. 2010. "Nongovernmental Organizations and Protected Land Area: A Cross-National Analysis." International Journal of Sociology 40(2):85-99

  • John M. Shandra, Michael Restivo, and Bruce London. 2008. "Non-Governmental Organizations and Deforestation: Reconsidering the Cross-National Evidence." International Review of Modern Sociology 34(1): 109-132'


  • SOCL 211: R/Statistics for Social Resrch

    Data presentation, descriptive statistical analysis, and basic inferential techniques. Theoretical and methodological issues, as well as statistical applications, are studied. Students are trained to develop quantitative analysis skills and an ability to use statistics in social science disciplines and day-to-day life. (Students may not receive credit for more than one 200-level statistics course, including credit for more than one of the following courses: ECON 205, GEOG 278, MATH 242, PLSC 251, PSYC 250, and SOCL 211.) Prerequisites: Three years of high school mathematics including intermediate algebra.

  • SOCL 212: Sociological Research

    The design and implementation of empirical research in sociology with an emphasis on quantitative methodology. Examines the logic of social inquiry and the uses and problems of various research designs and methods of data collection. Provides background necessary to evaluate research in social science, experience in conducting sociological research, and an introduction to computer methods of data analysis. Particular emphasis is on analysis of available data and survey research. Prerequisites: SOCL 100 or permission of instructor.