Joey Jennings is a PhD student and research assistant in the department of sociology at the University of Maryland. He is a recent graduate of Winthrop University, and a recipient of a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, one of three sociology undergraduates to receive this honor. His proposed research broadly attempts to examine social injustices regarding the uprise of social activist groups and the impact professional sporting figures have on the race for justice. His previous research tries to understand racial relations and riots over a 23-year period. 



Areas of Interest

  • Social Movements
  • Social Inequality
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Political Sociology
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  • B.A.
    Winthrop University: Sociology Major with Spanish Minor


  • 2019-04-01
    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program award winner


  • Presented original research at the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), Annual Meeting.
  • Presented original research at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association (MCJA), Annual Meeting.
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