Kevin Winstead

Graduate Assistant Center for Synergy and Graduate Instructor American Studies in College Park, Maryland

Kevin is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies. He comes to the program from Southern Illinois University where he received his B.S. in Marketing and his M.A. in Sociology. His current research interest centers around social movements, religion, the social construction of reality, and material culture. Kevin’s previous work focused on the mobilization dynamics of the civil rights movements and the subsequent Black Catholic sub movement. Kevin's work has appeared in journals including Ethnic and Racial Studies and Sociology Compass.

Currently, Kevin serves as Graduate Assistant for the Andrew W. Mellon funded Synergies: Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture (#AADHum). Recently, Kevin worked on the National Endowment for the Humanities supported Baltimore Stories: Narratives and the Life of an American City. Kevin taught as Graduate Instructor for both the Sociology and American Studies departments where he teaches courses on Black Social Movements and Popular Culture.

Kevin is a 2017-2018 All-Star Fellow. Additionally, Kevin was the 2015-2016 Teaching and Learning Transformation Center Graduate Fellow. His work focuses on improving educational experiences for college-level classrooms. Kevin also serves his as President of Southern Illinois University's Black Alumni Group.

  • Work
    • University of Maryland College Park
  • Education
    • Phd Student, University of Maryland College Park, American Studies
    • M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Sociology
    • B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Marketing