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Michael Restivo

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

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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 100: S/Introduction to Sociology

    The course introduces the basic concepts, principles, and major areas of sociology. Topics include the nature of society, social organizations, and major social institutions.

  • 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.

  • SOCL 302: Sociological Research

    The design and implementation of empirical research in sociology. Examines the logic of social inquiry and the uses and problems of various research designs and methods of data collection. Particular emphasis is on analysis of available data and survey research.