Karyn McKinney-Marvasti, Ph.D.

Karyn D. McKinney
Associate Professor, Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Smith Building, 128B

Karyn D. McKinney, Associate Professor of Sociology, holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Florida. Her research has focused on the role of race and racism in identity and experience. Her publications include "Being White: Stories of Race and Racism" (Routledge, 2005), "Middle Eastern Lives in America" (with Amir Marvasti, Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and "The Many Costs of Racism" (with Joe Feagin, Rowman and Littlefield, 2003). In addition, she has published articles in journals such as "The Indiana Law Review" (2001), "Race and Society" (2004) and "Social Identities" (2006). Chapters by McKinney have appeared in "White Out" (Routledge, 2003, with Joe Feagin), and "Race in the College Classroom" (Rutgers University Press, 2002). McKinney's current research explores the meanings of masculinity for men of various racial and ethnic groups. Dr. McKinney teaches courses focused on social inequalities in race, class and gender, giving attention to the intersectionality of these statuses in individual lives.

Race and ethnicity


White racial/ethnic identity and gender studies