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Dr. Monika Stodolska

Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Geography), 1999, University of Alberta, Canada

Post Graduate Diploma, 1994, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Warsaw University, Poland

M.A. in Geography, 1994, Warsaw University, Poland

Contact:
stodolsk@illinois.edu
Tel: (217) 244-5644

Research Interests

Dr. Stodolska’s research focuses on leisure behavior of ethnic and racial minorities and on constraints on leisure. She explores subjects such as the effects of race and ethnicity on leisure behavior of recent immigrants, the adaptation processes among minority groups, and transnationalism. Other subjects that are prominent in her research include ethnic and racial discrimination in leisure settings, physical activity among minority populations, as well as constraints on leisure.

List of Publications

Stodolska, M.,  Sharaievska, I., Tainsky, S., & Ryan, A. (in press). Minority youth’s participation in an organized sport program: Needs, motivations and facilitators. Journal of Leisure Research.

Shinew, K.J., Stodolska, M., Roman, C.G., & Yahner, J. (2013). Crime, physical activity and outdoor recreation among Latino adolescents in Chicago. Preventive Medicine, 57, 541-544.

Kim, J., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Impacts of diaspora travel on ethnic identity development among 1.5 generation Korean American college students. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 11, 187-207.

Sharaievska, I., Kim, J., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Leisure and marital satisfaction in intercultural marriages. Journal of Leisure Research, 46, 445-465.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., Acevedo, J.C., & Roman, C.G. (2013). “I was born in the hood”: Fear of crime, outdoor recreation and physical activity among Mexican American urban adolescents. Leisure Sciences, 35, 1-15.

Bocarro, J., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Researcher and advocate: Using research to promote social justice change. Journal of Leisure Research, 46, 2-6.

Roman, C.G., Stodolska, M. Yahner, J., & Shinew, K.J. (2013). Pathways to physical activity and delinquency among disadvantaged Latino girls and boys. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, S151-S161.

Davitt, B., Shinew, K.J., & Stodolska, M. (2011). Leisure time physical activity participation among Latino visitors to outdoor recreation areas. Leisure/Loisir, 35, 325-338.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Acevedo, J.C., & Izenstark, D. (2011). Parks as havens and contested terrains: Benefits and pitfalls of parks in Latino communities. Leisure Sciences, 33, 103-126.

Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., & Kim, J. (2010). Discrimination in leisure settings in Latino urban communities. Leisure/Loisir, 34, 295-326.

Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2010). Environmental constraints on leisure time physical activity among Latino urban residents. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 2, 313-335.

Tainsky, S., & Stodolska, M. (2010). Population migration and team loyalty in professional sports. Social Science Quarterly, 91,799-813.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Li., M. Z. (2010). Recreation participation patterns and physical activity among Latino visitors to three urban outdoor recreation environments. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 28, 36-56.

  • Stodolska, M. (2010). Korean Americans’ leisure and leisure constraints. In: E. Dong and J. Yi-Kook (Eds.). Korean leisure: From tradition to modernity. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

Stodolska, M. (2010). Individuals for inclusion. In: Inclusive recreation access and accommodation for diverse populations. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2009). La calidad de vida dentro de La Villita: An investigation of factors affecting quality of life of Latino residents of an urban immigrant residential enclave. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 7, 267-289.

Stodolska, M., Acevedo, J.C., Shinew, K. J. (2009). Gangs of Chicago: Perceptions of crime and its effect on the recreation behavior of Latino residents in urban communities. Leisure Sciences, 31, 466-482.

Skowron, M., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K. J. (2008). Determinants of physical activity participation among Latina females. Leisure Sciences, 30, 429-447.

Stodolska, M. (2008). Adaptation challenges among adolescent immigrants from Korea, Mexico, and Poland. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 6, 197-229.

Stodolska, M. (2008). Adaptation processes among young immigrants: An integrative review. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 6, 34-59.

Cronan, M. K., Shinew, K. J., & Stodolska, M. (2008). Trail use among Latinos: Recognizing diverse uses among a specific population. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 26, 62-86.

Crawford, J. L., & Stodolska, M. (2008). Constraints experienced by elite athletes with disabilities in Kenya, with implications for the development of a new hierarchical model of constraints at the societal level. Journal of Leisure Research, 40, 128-155.

Stodolska, M. & Walker, G. J. (2007). Ethnicity and leisure: Historical development, current status, and future directions. Leisure/Loisir, 31, 3-26.

Li, M. Z., & Stodolska, M. (2007). Working for a dream and living for the future: Leisure constraints and negotiation strategies among Chinese international graduate students. Leisure/Loisir, 31, 1, 105-132.

Stodolska, M. (2007). Social networks, ethnic enclosure and leisure behavior of immigrants from Korea, Mexico, and Poland. Leisure/Loisir, 31, 277-324.

Stodolska, M., Marcinkowski, M., & Yi-Kook, J. (2007). The role of ethnic enclosure in leisure in the economic achievement of Korean immigrants. Journal of Leisure Research, 39, 1-27.

Shinew, K., Stodolska, M., Floyd, M., Hibbler, D., Allison, M., Johnson, C., & Santos, C. (2006). Race and ethnicity in leisure research: Where have we been and where do we need to go? Leisure Sciences, 28, 403-408.

Stodolska, M. & Santos, C. A. (2006). “You must think of familia”: The everyday life of Mexican migrants in destination communities. Social and Cultural Geography, 7, 627-647.

Stodolska, M. & Livengood, J. S. (2006). The effects of religion on the leisure behavior of American Muslim immigrants. Journal of Leisure Research, 38, 293-320.

Stodolska, M. & Santos, C. A. (2006). Transnationalism and leisure: Mexican temporary migrants in the United States. Journal of Leisure Research, 38, 143-167.

Li, M. Z. & Stodolska, M. (2006). Transnationalism, leisure, and Chinese graduate students in the United States. Leisure Sciences, 28, 39-55.

Stodolska, M., & Yi-Kook, J. (2005). Ethnicity, immigration and constraints. In: Edgar L. Jackson (Ed.) Constraints to leisure. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.

Stodolska, M. (2005). A conditioned attitude model of individual discriminatory behavior – a Rejoinder. Leisure Sciences, 27, 49-57.

Stodolska, M. (2005). Implications for discrimination in leisure settings of the conditioned attitude model of individual-level discriminatory behavior. Leisure Sciences, 27, 59-74.

Stodolska, M. (2005). A conditioned attitude model of individual-level discriminatory behavior. Leisure Sciences, 27, 1-20.

Alexandris, K., & Stodolska, M. (2004). The influence of perceived constraints on the attitudes toward recreational sport participation. Loisir et Société, 27, 197-217.

Stodolska, M., & Alexandris, K. (2004). The role of recreational sport in the adaptation of first generation immigrants in the United States. Journal of Leisure Research, 36, 379-413.

Livengood, J. S. & Stodolska, M. (2004). The effects of discrimination and constraints negotiation on leisure behavior of American Muslims in the post-September 11 America. Journal of Leisure Research, 36, 183-208.

Stodolska, M. & Yi., J. (2003). Impacts of immigration on ethnic identity and leisure behavior of adolescent immigrants from Korea, Mexico, and Poland. Journal of Leisure Research, 35, 49-79.

Stodolska, M. (2002). Ceasing participation in leisure activities after immigration: Eastern Europeans and their leisure behavior. Loisir et Société, 25, 79-117.

Stodolska, M (2000). Looking beyond the invisible: Can research on leisure of ethnic and racial minorities contribute to leisure theory? Journal of Leisure Research, 32, 156-160.

Stodolska, M (2000). Changes in leisure participation patterns after immigration. Leisure Sciences, 22, 39-63.

Stodolska, M. (1998). Leisure and ethnicity. Canadian Leisure Issues, 3, [Online] Available: http://www.eas.ualberta.ca/elj/cals/article3.htm

Stodolska, M. (1998). Assimilation and leisure constraints: Dynamics of constraints on leisure in immigrant populations. Journal of Leisure Research, 30, 521-551.

Stodolska, M., & Jackson, E. L. (1998). Discrimination in leisure and work experienced by a white ethnic minority group. Journal of Leisure Research, 30, 23-46.

Stodolska, M. (1997). Religie i wierzenia Indian Andow Peruwianskich od czasow dzisiejszych do dnia dzisiejszego, [Evolution of the Religious Beliefs of the Peruvian Indians from the Inca Times Till Present]. Africa, Asia, Latin America, 74, 83-93.

Stodolska, M. (1995). Recursos turisticos del Peru y su aprovechamiento, [Tourist Resources of Peru and Their Utilization]. Actas Latinoamericanas de Varsovia, 17, 319-322.

Stodolska, M. (1995). Walory turystyczne Peru. Geography in School, 3, 178-181.

Stodolska, M. (1994). Peru: Geneza i skutki terroryzmu Swietlistego Szlaku, [Peru: The Genesis and the Implications of the Shining Path Guerrilla Movement]. Latin America, 1, 7-8.

Books

Walker, G., Scott, D., & Stodolska, M. (under contract, 2014). Leisure matters: The state and future of leisure studies. Venture Publishing, Inc.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., Floyd, M.F., & Walker, G. (2013). Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Book Chapters

Stodolska, M., & Floyd, M.F. (under contract, 2014). Race, ethnicity and immigration. In: Gordon J. Walker, David Scott, and Monika Stodolska (Eds.). Leisure matters: The state and future of leisure studies. Venture Publishing, Inc.

Walker, G., Scott, D., & Stodolska, M. (under contract, 2014). Introduction. In: Gordon J. Walker, David Scott, and Monika Stodolska (Eds.). Leisure matters: The state and future of leisure studies. Venture Publishing, Inc.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., Floyd, M.F., & Walker, G. (2013). Introduction: Treatment of race and ethnicity in leisure research. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2013). Leisure among Latino-Americans. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Heintzman, P., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Leisure among religious minorities. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 

Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., & Floyd, M.F. (2013). Discrimination in leisure contexts. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Floyd, M.F., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Theoretical frameworks. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 

Floyd, M.F., Walker, G., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2013). Conclusion: Emerging issues. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 

Shinew, K.J., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Latina women’s family roles: What impact do they have on their physical activity participation? In: V. Freisinger, K. Henderson, S. Shaw, and D. Bialeschki. (Eds.). Leisure, women, and gender. (3rd edition). Venture Publishing, Inc. 

  • Stodolska, M. (2010). Korean Americans’ leisure and leisure constraints. In: E. Dong and J. Yi-Kook (Eds.). Korean leisure: From tradition to modernity. Bangalore, India: Rawat Publishing.

Stodolska, M. (2010). Providing leisure services for diverse populations. In: Inclusive recreation: Access and accommodation for diverse populations. Champaign, IL:Human Kinetics, pp. 93-117.

Stodolska, M., & Yi-Kook, J. (2005). Ethnicity, immigration and constraints. In: Edgar L. Jackson (Ed.) Constraints to leisure. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.

Grants

Fiese, B. (PI), Fitzgibbon, (Co-PI), Buchner, Donovan, Grigsby, Hillman, Karahalios, McAuley, McBride, Odoms-Young, Stodolska, Zenk, and Zhu (Co-Investigators). (2011-2013). NIH RFA-CA-10-1017, R-13; $98,840 to support a project titled: Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP): Assessing Physical Activity from Circuits to Communities.

Tainsky S. (PI), Stodolska, M. (Co-PI), & Ryan, A. (Co-PI). (2010-2011). Grant from the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability, UIUC for the amount of $15,000 to support a project titled: Promoting Health, Well-Being and Education through Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program.

Stodolska, M. (PI), Shinew, K. J., Acevedo, J.C. (Co-PIs), & Roman, C. (Consultant). (2009-2011). Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Salud America! program) for the amount of $75,000 to support a project titled: Crime, Physical Activity and Outdoor Recreation among Latino Adolescents.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J. (PIs), and Gobster, P., & Westphal, L. (co-PIs). (2007-2008). Grant from the USDA Forest Service for the ammount of $34,837 tp support a project titled: Environmental Preferences and the use of Urbana PArks among Hispanic Americans - Phase 2.

Shinew, K. J., & Stodolska, M (PIs). (2005-2007). Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the amount of $39,278 to support a project titled: Environmental Preferences and the use of Urban Parks among Minority Recreationists.

Shinew, K. J (PI) and Stodolska, M., Santos, C. A., Nedovic-Budic, Z., & Zhu, W. (Co-PIs) (2005-2006). Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Active Living Research program) for the amount of $130,565 to support a project titled: The Effect of Sport Facilities and Trail Systems on the Use of Green Spaces for Physical Activity among Latino(a) Americans.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Santos, C. A. (PIs). (2005-2006). Grant from the National Recreation and Park Association for the amount of $27,464 to support a project titled: Increasing Intercultural Understanding Between Park Managers and African American and Latino Users of Urban Parks.

Stodolska, M., PI. (2002-2004). Grant from the UIUC Campus Research Board for the amount of $17,850 to support a project titled: The Role of Ethnic Enclosure in the Social and Economic Advancement and Leisure Behavior of Immigrant Groups.

Selected Conference Presentations

Stodolska, M. (2013, October). The changing face of leisure: New trends in Western leisure research.Presentation delivered at the 2013 Leisure Summit, Beijing International Studies University, China.

Peters, K., Stodolska, M., & Horolets, A. (2013, October). The role of natural environments in developing a sense of belonging: A comparative study on immigrants in the US, Poland, and the Netherlands. Multicultural Landscapes. Architektur Stadtplanung Landschaftsplanung; Hochschule Weihenstephan, Triesdorf. Kassel, Germany.

Fernandez, M., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2013, October).Latinos’ environmental attitudes and recreation participation in urban natural environments.  NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Houston, TX.

Wei, X., & Stodolska, M. (2013, October). Leisure in urban China: Countrywide trends. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Houston, TX.

Stodolska, M., Peters, K., Horolets, A., & Fernandez, M. (2013, October). Natural environments and interracial/interethnic interactions among immigrants: A cross-country study. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Houston, TX.

Stodolska, M. (2013, September). Recreation for all: Providing leisure and recreation services in multi-ethnic communities. Presentation delivered at the LARASA Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Stodolska, M. (2012, October). The migrant city: Toward a new transcultural model of quality of life. Paper presented at the World Leisure Conference, Rimini, Italy.

Burset, S., & Stodolska, M. (2012, October). Constraints on leisure and travel among undocumented Latino immigrants. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Anaheim, CA.

Roman, C., Stodolska, M., Yahner, J., Shinew, K.J., & Acevedo, J.C. (2012, October). Crime, physical activity, and outdoor recreation among Latino adolescents. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Anaheim, CA.

Stodolska, M. (2012, April). Leisure studies in the new millennium: Current trends in Western leisure research. Presentation delivered at the Beijing International Studies University, China.

Stodolska, M. (2012, April). Leisure and travel in the changing world: The Western perspective. Presentation delivered at the Beijing International Studies University, China.

Stodolska, M., Roman, C., Shinew, K. J., Yahner, J., Acevedo, J.C. (2012, March). The effects of crime and victimization on physical activity and outdoor recreation among disadvantaged Latino youth. Poster presented at the Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Burset, S., & Stodolska, M. (February, 2012). Constraints on leisure and travel among undocumented Latino immigrants. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference, New York.

Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Tainsky, S., & Ryan, A. (November, 2011). Increasing physical activity among minority youth through organized sports programs. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Kim, J., Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (November, 2011). Leisure and international marriages. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Acevedo, J.C, Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Roman, C. (November, 2011). Fear of crime and outdoor recreation among Latino urban youth. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Acevedo, J.C., Roman, C., & Yahner, J. (September, 2011). "Are kids in fear aren't getting into gear?: Results from a two-year study.” Paper presented at the Salud America Scientific Summit San Antonio, TX.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., & Acevedo, J.C. (2011, April). Fear of crime and leisure experiences of adolescent Latino residents of urban communities. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle, WA.

Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., & Tainsky, S. (2011, April). Social capital and wellbeing outcomes of the Reviving Baseball in Inner-cities program for underprivileged minority youth. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle, WA.

Shinew, K., Davitt, B., & Stodolska, M. (2010, October). The health of girls in our country:  Issues, explanations and strategies. Presentation delivered at the Girls in the Game Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 7, 2010.

Davitt, B., Shinew, K.J., & Stodolska, M. (2010, October). Perceptions of weight on adolescent girls’ recreation participation. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Stodolska, M., Tainsky, S., & Burset, S. (2010, October). Soccer spectatorship and transnational identity discourses among Latino immigrants. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Sharaievska, I., Kim, J., & Stodolska, M. (2010, October). Leisure and marital satisfaction in intercultural marriages. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Acevedo, J.C., & Roman, C. (2010, September). Fear of crime and physical activity among Latino middle school students. Paper presented at the Salud America Scientific Summit, San Antonio, TX.

Stodolska, M. (2010, September). Korean immigration to the US - leisure behavior, leisure constraints, and the benefits of leisure. Presentation delivered at the Department of Sport & Leisure Studies, College of Social Sciences, Ajou University, Korea.

Stodolska, M. (2010, September). Korean Americans’ leisure and leisure constraints. Presentation delivered at the Symposium on Korean Leisure Culture at Home and Abroad at the 2010 World Leisure Congress, ChunCheon, Korea.

Stodolska, M., & Tainsky, S. (2010, September). Soccer spectatorship and national identity among Latino immigrants in the U.S. Paper presented at the World Leisure Conference, ChunCheon, Korea.

Kim, J., Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (2010, September). Leisure and international marriages among Korean-American couples. Paper presented at the World Leisure Conference, ChunCheon, Korea.

Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2010, April). Parks as havens and contested terrains: Benefits and pitfalls of green spaces in minority communities. Paper presented at the Healthy Parks Healthy People Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., & Kim, J. (2009, October). Discrimination in leisure settings in Latino urban communities. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Davitt, B., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2009, October). Determinants of physical activity participation among Latino visitors to outdoor recreation areas. Poster presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (2009, October). Leisure, youth violence prevention, and gang intervention in Latino neighborhoods. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
 
Stodolska, M., Acevedo, J.C., Shinew, K.J., & Izenstark, D. (2009, October). Positive and negative aspects of parks in Latino neighborhoods. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Acevedo, J.C., & Stodolska, M. (2009, October). Empowerment, resistance and leisure among Latino student organizations. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kim, J., Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (April, 2009). Interethnic/interracial attitudes among Latino residents of urban communities. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Stodolska, M., Acevedo, J. C., & Shinew, K. J. (2008, October). Fear of gang crime and recreation in Latino urban communities. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Baltimore, MA.

Stodolska, M. (2008, June). Working with Muslims immigrants – issues for professional practice within the fields of natural resource management, parks, and recreation. Paper presented at the 14th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Burlington, VT.

Stodolska, M., Anderson, T. K., Shinew, K. J., & Acevedo, J. C. (2008, May). Differences in perceived access to and utilization of natural environments for recreation among Latino residents of two urban communities. Paper presented at the CCLR 12 - Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Acevedo, J. C., & Gobster, P. H. (2008, April). In-depth examination of constraints on the use of urban parks for physical activity in Latino neighborhoods. Paper and poster presented at the Active Living Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Shinew, K. J., Stodolska, M., Acevedo, J. C., & Gobster, P. H. (2008, April). The use of urban natural areas in Latino neighborhoods as spaces for physical activity. Poster presented at the Active Living Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Acevedo. J. C. (2008, April). Factors affecting the quality of life of Latino residents of urban immigrant gateway communities. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Boston, MA.

Cronan, M. K., Shinew, K. J., & Stodolska, M. (2007, September). Latino trail use: A broader consideration of health benefits. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.

Skowron, M., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K. J. (2007, September). Determinants of leisure time physical activity participation among Latina females. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Anderson, T. K., & Gobster P. H. (2007, September). Recreation participation in urban natural environments among Latinos: Determinants and post-immigration changes. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.

Stodolska, M., Li, Z., & Shinew, K. J. (2007, September). Recreation participation patterns, styles, and active leisure among Latino visitors to three urban outdoor recreation environments. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.

Shinew, K. J., Stodolska, M., & Mowatt, R. (2007, September). Increasing our understanding of African Americans’ and Latinos’ use of urban parks. NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.

Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K. J. (2007, April). Active leisure among ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S. Paper presented at the NRPA National Health and Livability Summit, Atlanta, GA., April 17, 2007.

Shinew, K. J., & Stodolska, M. (2007, April). Research findings: Active leisure among racial and ethnic user groups. Paper presented at the NRPA National Health and Livability Summit, Atlanta, GA., April 17, 2007.

Skowron, M., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K. J. (2007, April). Attitudes, constraints, and social support for physical activity participation among Latina women. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Anderson, T. K. (2007, April). The effect of acculturation and residential location on environmental attitudes and behaviors among Latino residents of two urban communities. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Shinew, K., & Stodolska, M. (2006, October). The effect of the environment on the use of green spaces for physical activity among Latino Americans. Paper presented at the NRPA Annual Congress, Seattle, WA.

Santos, C. A., Rozier, S., Shinew, K. J., & Stodolska, M. (2006, October). Perceptions of intercultural communication and conflict strategies among park staff and Latino and African American park users. Paper presented at the 2006 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in Seattle, WA.

Stodolska, M. & Crawford, J. (2006, October). New hierarchical model of constraints at the societal level: An empirical exploration of constraints experienced by Kenyan athletes with disabilities. Paper presented at the 2006 World Leisure Congress in Hangzhou, China.

Stodolska, M. (2006, March). Temporal changes in transnational activities among Mexican migrants throughout their migration careers. Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Santos, C. A., Nedovic-Budic, Z., & Zhu, W. (2006, February). The effect of sport facilities and trail systems on the use of green spaces for physical activity among Latino[a] Americans. Paper presented at the Active Living Research 2006 Annual Conference, Coronado, CA.

Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K. J. (2006, January). Sport Facilities and Trail Systems? The Effects on Latin Americans. Paper presented at the IAPD/ IPRA conference in Chicago, IL.

Shinew, K. J., & Stodolska, M. (2006, January). Increasing Intercultural Understanding Between Park Managers and Users. Paper presented at the IAPD/ IPRA conference in Chicago, IL.

Stodolska, M., Marcinkowski, M., & Yi-Kook, J. (2005, October). The role of ethnic enclosure in leisure in the economic achievement of Korean immigrants. Paper presented at the 2005 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in San Antonio, TX.

Li, M., Z., & Stodolska, M. (2005, October). Leisure constraints and negotiation strategies among Chinese international students. Paper presented at the 2005 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in San Antonio, TX.

Stodolska, M. (2005, May). Adaptation problems experienced by adolescent Korean, Mexican, and Polish immigrants to the U.S. and the role of leisure in their adjustment process. Paper presented at the 2005 World Leisure European Conference, Malmo, Sweden.

Stodolska, M. (2005, April). Inter and intra-group differences in ethnic enclosure in labor markets and in social networks among first generation Korean and Polish immigrants. Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO.

Stodolska, M. & Santos, C. A. (2004, October). Transnationalism and leisure behavior of temporary Mexican migrants in the US. Paper presented at the 2004 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in Reno, NV.

Zhi, M. L., & Stodolska, M. (2004, October). Leisure and the construction of transnational spaces: The case of Chinese international students. Paper presented at the 2004 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in Reno, NV.

Stodolska, M, & Alexandris, K. (2004, August). Segmented assimilation and recreational sport among immigrants in the United States. Paper resented at the 2004 Pre-Olympic Cogress, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Stodolska, M., & Santos, C. A. (2004, March). Transnational activities of Mexican migrant workers in the Midwest. Paper presented at the 100th Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Stodolska, M., & Livengood, J. S. (2003, October). The effects of Islam on leisure behavior and the use of community recreation resources by American Muslim immigrants. Paper presented at the 2003 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in St. Louis, MO.

Livengood, J., & Stodolska, M. (2003, March). Leisure behavior and travel patterns of Muslim-Americans in response to the events of September 11. Paper presented at the 99th Association of American Geographers Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Stodolska, M., & Alexandris, K. (2002, October). The role of recreational sport in the assimilation process and in the retention of ethnic identity among immigrants. Paper presented at the 2002 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in Tampa, FL.

Stodolska, M., & Yi, J. (2002, October). Social networks, ethnic enclosure and leisure behavior among immigrants from Korea, Mexico, and Poland. Paper presented at the 2002 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium in Tampa, FL.

Yi, J., & Stodolska, M. (2002, May). Establishment problems and leisure behavior of adolescent immigrants from Korea, Mexico and Poland. Paper presented at the 10th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Yi, J., & Stodolska, M. (2002, April). Impacts of immigration on ethnic identity and leisure behavior of adolescent immigrants to the United States. Paper presented at the Leisure Futures Conference, Innsbruck, Austria.

Stodolska, M., & Marcinkowski, M. (2001, October). Intertemporal effects of leisure constraints: Changes in constraints and leisure in transitional periods. Paper presented at the 2001 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Denver, Colorado.

Stodolska, M., & Yi, J. (2001, October) Immigrant community dynamics and post-immigration adjustment of Koreans, Mexicans and Poles. Paper presented at the 2001 Symposium of West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Joliet, Illinois.

Stodolska, M. (2000, October). Post settlement changes in leisure and recreation among immigrant populations. Paper presented at the 2000 Symposium of East Lakes & West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Miami University, Ohio.

Stodolska, M. (1999, October). Emigration-induced changes in leisure participation patterns: An extension of starting, ceasing and replacing framework. Paper presented at the 1999 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee.

Stodolska, M., & Jackson, E. L. (1997, October). Incidents and implications of ethnic discrimination in leisure. Paper presented at the 1997 NRA Leisure Research, Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Professional Reports

  • Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., & Acevedo, J.C. (2010). Recreational experiences of Latinos in urban natural environments: Preferences, Benefits, and Constraints. Report prepared for the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service; Northern Research Station Unit 4902.

Anderson, T. K., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Gobster, P. (2006). Environmental preferences and the use of natural areas for physical activity among Hispanic residents. Prepared for the United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service; North Central Research Station – Unit 4902.

Shinew, K. J., Stodolska, M., Cronan, M. K., & Santos, C. A. (2006). Increasing intercultural understanding between park managers and African American and Latino users of urban parks. Part 2. Staff survey. Prepared for: National Recreation and Park Association and Kraft Foundation.

Li, M. Z., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Santos, C. A. (2005). The effect of sport facilities and trail systems on the use of green spaces for physical activity among Latino(a) Americans. Prepared for: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Active Living Research Program), Fox Valley Park District, and City of Elgin Parks & Recreation Department , IL.

Li, M. Z., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., & Santos, C. A. (2005). Increasing intercultural understanding between park managers and African American and Latino users of urban parks. Part 1. User survey. Prepared for: National Recreation and Park Association and Kraft Foundation.

Stodolska, M. (2004). United States as your new home: A survey of Polish immigrants in Chicago. A Report from the research project prepared for Polish ethnic agencies in Chicago.

Stodolska, M. (2004). A report from the study “United States as your new home: A survey of Korean immigrants in Chicago.” A Report prepared for Korean ethnic agencies in Chicago.




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