Dr. Ashleigh E. McKinzie

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ashleigh E. McKinzie
(615) 904-8644
Room 329, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
MTSU Box 10, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Fall 2021

Mondays: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

I am available other times for office hours, a phone call, and zoom meetings.  

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Georgia (2017)
  • MA, University of Arkansas (2011)
  • BS, East Central University (2009)
  • AA, Univ of Arkansas - Fort Smith (2006)

Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Intersectionality, Disasters and Environmental Sociology, Gendered Violence

TEACHING INTERESTS: Sociological Theory, Race and Ethnicity, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Disasters, Sociology of Gender, Social Justice.

METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES: Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods, Mixed Methods, Critical & Feminist Methods.

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

**with students

*equal authorship

**Marbang, Phattra, Ashleigh McKinzie, Jackie Eller and Ida Fadzillah. 2020. “International Students’ Experiences with Changing Policy: A Case Study from Middle Tennessee.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. 9(3): 310-336.

Gardner, Jeffrey and Ashleigh E. McKinzie. 2020. “Embodying Ethnographic Data: An...

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PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

**with students

*equal authorship

**Marbang, Phattra, Ashleigh McKinzie, Jackie Eller and Ida Fadzillah. 2020. “International Students’ Experiences with Changing Policy: A Case Study from Middle Tennessee.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. 9(3): 310-336.

Gardner, Jeffrey and Ashleigh E. McKinzie. 2020. “Embodying Ethnographic Data: An Interactive Approach for Teaching Intersectionality.” Teaching Sociology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0092055X20922896

Gardner, Jeffrey and Ashleigh E. McKinzie. 2020. “Embodying Inequality Activity: Teaching Intersectionality with Ethnographic Data” TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology). URL: http://trails.asanet.org/Pages/Resource.aspx?ResourceID=13793 

Reynolds, Jeremy and Ashleigh E. McKinzie. 2019. “Riding the Waves of Work and Life: Explaining Long-term Experiences with Work Hour Mismatches. Social Forces. 98(1): 427-460.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2019. “‘You Don’t Miss It ‘Til It’s Gone’: The Social Construction of the Environment and Place-Attachment Post-Disaster.” Environmental Sociology 5(3): 232-242.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. and Patricia L. Richards. 2019. “Beyond Intersectionality?: An Argument for Context Driven Analyses. Sociology Compass 13(4): e12671.

Kaitlin, Boyle and Ashleigh E. McKinzie. 2018. “The Risk and Consequences of Sexual Assault and Harassment among Graduate and Law Students.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518816329  

§  Cited in ASA Footnotes 47(2): April/May, 2019.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2018. “In Their Own Words: Disaster and Emotion, Suffering, and Mental Health.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health and Well-being. 13(1): 1440108.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2017. “A Tale of Two Cities: Variations in Perceptions of Disaster Recovery and the Importance of Intersectionality.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 3(4) 522–537.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2017. “Scared to Death: Reflections on Panic and Anxiety while in the Field.” Symbolic Interaction. 4(4): 483-497.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2016. “Deconstruction of Destruction Stories: Narrative, Inequality, and Disasters.” Disasters. 41(1): 3-22.  

*2013, 2nd place winner of graduate student paper award at University of South Florida’s “Identities and Inequalities in a Globalizing World.”

Boyle, Kaitlin and Ashleigh E. McKinzie. 2015. “Resolving Negative Affect and Restoring Meaning: Responses to Deflection Produced by Unwanted Sexual Experiences.” Social Psychology Quarterly 78(2): 151-172.  

*Winner of the Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award in Victimology Section at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting, 2013.

*Reviewed in American Sociological Association Quarterly Magazine Contexts, Summer 2015.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. and Mindy S. Bradley. 2013. “Deviance and Social Control in an Alternative Community: The Unique Case of the Rainbow Family of Living Light.” Deviant Behavior 34(8): 599-617.

Holyfield, Lori, Maggie Cobb, Kimberly Murray and Ashleigh E. McKinzie. 2013. “Musical Ties that Bind: Affective Heritage Embracement in Festival Identity.” Symbolic Interaction 36(4): 457-477.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. Forthcoming. Review of Policing in Natural Disasters: Stress, Resilience, and the Challenges of Emergency Management, by Terri M. Adams and Leigh R. Anderson. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2019). Contemporary Sociology.

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2019. Review of The Politics of Compassion: The Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China, by Bin Xu. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2017). Contemporary Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0094306118815500pp

McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2015. Review of ‘Is This America?’ Katrina as Cultural Trauma by Ron Eyerman (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2015) Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 33(3): 468-469.

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Research / Scholarly Activity

My research interests lie at the intersections of inequality and disaster aftermaths/climate change, inequality and gendered violence, and inequality and housing. Currently, I am analyzing data for a book project on gendered sexual violence in evangelical settings. Additionally, I am working on a book manuscript from my dissertation research on disasters, housing, and simultaneous deployment of racial homogeneity and racial difference in these contexts. I have received national and regional r...

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My research interests lie at the intersections of inequality and disaster aftermaths/climate change, inequality and gendered violence, and inequality and housing. Currently, I am analyzing data for a book project on gendered sexual violence in evangelical settings. Additionally, I am working on a book manuscript from my dissertation research on disasters, housing, and simultaneous deployment of racial homogeneity and racial difference in these contexts. I have received national and regional recognition and financial support for my scholarship including a grant from the National Science Foundation and awards from Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, American Society of Criminology (with Dr. Kaitlin Boyle), and the Mid-South Sociological Association.  

 

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