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Zachary J. McKenneyZachary J. McKenney

I received a BA in political science and sociology from Emory and Henry College and a MA in sociology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Political Economy and Globalization. My research interests include anti-systemic movements, critical theory, race, and qualitative methods.

Interest Areas

Anti-Systemic Movements, Critical Theory, Race/Ethnicity, and Qualitative Methods

  • Sociology 110 Social Justice/Social Problems
  • Sociology 120 Introduction to Sociology


  • “A Critical Assessment of Wallerstein’s Anti-Systemic Movements in the West and the Rest.” The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference. San Francisco, California.


  • “‘Solidarity is a Hard Sell’: A Qualitative Analysis of Labor Union Organizing Strategies.”Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Who Supports Labor? Racial Differences in Labor Union Campaigns.” Southern Demographic Association Annual Conference, Montgomery, Alabama.


  • “Theoretical Antecedents of Labor Union Formation in the States.” Public Sociology Graduate Conference. George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.


  • “Portrait of a Tipping Point: Karl Marx on the Eve of Capitalist Crisis.” Emory and Henry College and University of Virginia at Wise Research Symposium, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia.
  • 2013-2014 - Graduate Research Associate—Managing Editor, Population Research and Policy Review.
  • 2012-2013 - Graduate Teaching Associate—University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Department of Sociology.
  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Southern Sociological Society
  • Southern Demographic Association
  • United Campus Workers-Communication Workers of America Local 3865

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