Joey Jennings is a third-year Ph.D. student and research assistant in the department of sociology at the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of Winthrop University and a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. His previous research tries to understand changes in racial relations connecting riots over a 23-year period. Joey's second-year thesis examined descriptive statistics and gender dynamics of runaway enslaved persons from the early to late 1700s. Future search will expand this investigation into collective action employed by runaway enslaved persons in eighteenth-century America. Joey has invested interest in scholarship about race, resistance, sociology of sport, and structural inequalities. 


Areas of Interest

  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Social Movements
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociology of Sport
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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.
  • Sat on panel speaking on black activism and resistance at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Annual Meeting
  • Presented original research at the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS), Annual Meeting.
Pictured: Joey Jennings
Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
jjenni21 [at]