Matthew Hall


Matthew Hall

Associate Professor
295, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: 607-255-1639 Fax: 607-255-4071
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

Professor Hall is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses broadly on racial/ethnic inequality, immigration, and neighborhood change. His recent research has followed three main veins: 1) the rise of “new destinations” where immigration has been recent and rapid, and its consequences for intergroup relations; 2) the incorporation of low-skill and unauthorized immigrants into US labor and housing markets; and 3) changes in the nature of racial stratification and segregation in residential settings. In addition to these research efforts, Hall teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in demography, immigration policy, and statistics.


Ph.D., Sociology & Demography, Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Sociology & Demography, Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Sociology, Western Washington University

Courses Taught:
  • Statistics for PAM Majors (PAM 2101)
  • Immigration & Public Policy (PAM 3040)
  • Population Controversies in Europe (PAM 3620)
  • Applied Econometrics in Public Affairs (PAM 5100)
  • Linear Models (PAM 6820/SOC 6020)
  • Demography Proseminar (PAM 6810)

Selected Publications:

York Cornell, Erin and Matthew Hall. Forthcoming. “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Neighborhood Problems in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas, 1985-2013” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science      

Hall, Matthew and Maria Krysan. Forthcoming. “The Neighborhood Context of Latino Threat.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.


Rugh, Jacob and Matthew Hall. 2016. “Deporting the American Dream: Immigrant Enforcement and Latino Foreclosures.” Sociological Science

Hall, Matthew, Laura Tach, and Barrett Lee. 2016. “Trajectories of Ethnoracial Diversity in American Communities, 1980-2010.” Population and Development Review

Hall, Matthew, Kyle Crowder, and Amy Spring. 2015. “Neighborhood Foreclosures, Racial/Ethnic Transitions, and Residential Segregation.” American Sociological Review

Hall, Matthew and Emily Greenman. 2015. “The Occupational Risk of Being Illegal in the United States: Legal Status, Job Hazard, and Compensating Differentials.” International Migration Review

Hall, Matthew and Kyle Crowder. 2014. “Native Out-Migration and Neighborhood Immigration in New Destinations.” Demography

Hall, Matthew and Jonathan Stringfield. 2014. “Undocumented Migration and the Segregation of Mexican Immigrants in New Destinations.” Social Science Research

Sharp, Gregory and Matthew Hall. 2014. “Emerging Forms of Racial Inequality in Homeownership Exit, 1968-2009” Social Problems

Hall, Matthew and Emily Greenman. 2013. “Neighborhood and Housing Quality among Undocumented Immigrants.” Social Science Research 42: 1712-25.

Hall, Matthew. 2013. “Residential Integration on the New Frontier: Immigrant Segregation in Established and New Destinations.”Demography 50: 1873-96.

Greenman, Emily and Matthew Hall. 2013. “The Influence of Legal Status on Educational Transitions among Mexican Immigrant Youth: Empirical Patterns and Policy Implications.” Social Forces 91: 1475-98.

Hall, Matthew and Kyle Crowder. 2011. “Extended-Family Resources and Racial Inequality in the Transition to Homeownership.” Social Science Research 40: 1534-46.

Crowder, Kyle, Matthew Hall, and Stewart Tolnay. 2011. “Neighborhood Immigration and Native Out-Mobility.” American Sociological Review 76: 25-47.

Hall, Matthew, Emily Greenman and George Farkas. 2010. “Legal Status and Wage Disparities for Mexican Immigrants.” Social Forces 89: 491-513.

Selected Keywords:
demography, immigration, segregation, housing, race/ethnicity, new destinations, undocumented migration, spatial analysis

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.