Dr. Ashleigh E. McKinzie

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ashleigh E. McKinzie
(615) 494-8644
Room 329, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
MTSU Box 10, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

MW from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm

MW from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Available other times by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • intersectionality & gender
  • disasters & climate change
  • racial inequality
  • qualitative methods

Biography

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia (2017) 
  • M.A., University of Arkansas (2011)
  • B.S., East Central University (2009)

Publications

  • McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2017. “In Their Own Words: Disaster and Emotion, Suffering, and Mental Health.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health and Well-being. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2018.1440108
  • 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. DOI: 10.1177/2332649217702659.
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  • McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2017. “In Their Own Words: Disaster and Emotion, Suffering, and Mental Health.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health and Well-being. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2018.1440108
  • 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. DOI: 10.1177/2332649217702659.
  • McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2017. “Scared to Death: Reflections on Panic and Anxiety while in the Field.” Symbolic Interaction. DOI: 10.1002/symb.298
  • McKinzie, Ashleigh E. 2016. “Deconstruction of Destruction Stories: Narrative, Inequality, and Disasters.” Disasters. 41(1): 3-22. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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Research/Scholarly Activity

I am interested in inequality across a range of different contexts.  In my current project, I look at how intersecting inequalities based on race, class, gender, and age are exacerbated or created after natural disaster.  I also research violence against women and am currently interviewing women who were abused in evangelical settings. I enjoy working on projects that are interdisciplinary and collaborative.