As a sociologist, I enjoy thinking about the connections and relationships between race and place, particularly rural places and how these relationships are either omitted from or glossed over in sociological literature.  I am also very interested in understanding contemporary Black resistance movements, particularly Black Lives Matter and more broadly The Movement for Black Lives.  I am very interested in the departures and resemblances to the Civil Rights Movement and its rural, southern geographical and philosophical roots.    

As a human citizen, I enjoy learning new things, reading, travelling nationally and abroad, and spending time with my family and friends.  

Areas of Interest

  • Race, Inequality, Rural Sociology, Social Movements, Political Sociology
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  • MA
  • MA
  • BA


  • "Identifying the Collective in Black Lives Matter"
  • "The Fragility of American Nationalism"
Danielle M Koonce
dkoonce5 [at]