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Academic Employment

2021 University of West Georgia Instructor, Sociology
Tri-County Technical College Instructor, Sociology

2020-Present North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University Instructor, Sociology
Georgia State University, Georgia Health Policy Center Graduate Research Assistant NIJ Second Chance Act Evaluation Team

2019-2020 Blue Ridge Community College Instructor, Sociology

2013-2019 University of North Georgia-Gainesville, Lecturer of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Human Services

2012-2013 University of West Georgia, Instructor of Sociology, College of Social Sciences

2011-2012 University of West Georgia University, College of Social Sciences, Office of the Dean, Graduate Research Assistant to Graduate Program Associate

2011-2012 University of West Georgia, Department of Sociology, Graduate Research Assistant to the Interim Chair, Dr. Todd Matthews

2011 University of West Georgia, The Graduate School, Graduate Research Assistant

Education

Georgia State University, ABD, Sociology
Concentration in Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality.
University of West Georgia, MA, Sociology
Concentration in Religion and Inequality
University of West Georgia, BS, Sociology

Public Sociology
2021 Guest, That Album Got Me H*gh, The Highwomen, Brandi Carlise and Queerness in Country Music

2021 Anton, Alana M. “From White Lightening to Hillbilly Heroin; how the federal government criminalized a region” 100 Days in Appalachia Forthcoming.

Anton, Alana M. “‘Rich, White, Reactionary’: A J.D. Vance Candidacy is a Con for Appalachia” 100 Days in Appalachia April 29. https://www.100daysinappalachia.com/2021/04/rich-white-reactionary-a-j-d-vance-candidacy-is-a-con-for-appalachia-opinion/

Anton, Alana M. “Ceaseless Caricature: Hillbilly Elegy is a Spectacular Failure.” BitchMedia December 10. https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/netflix-hillbilly-elegy-classis m-stereotypes

Guest, Dixieland of the Proletariat, Discussion of Hillbilly Elegy with Tommy, Tyler, and Nelson.

Anton, Alana M. “Impoverishment and Rurality Doesn’t Radicalize the Right, White Supremacy Does” Medium.com

Guest, “Sociology is Magic and Queerbilly Activism with Alana M. Anton” Evoking History with Benjamin Linzy

2018 Guest, Queer Mountaineers Podcast, Host Kayla Ganon
Berry, Alana M. “I’m From Around Here, Too.” The Activist History Review August 8

Research

2021
“She doesn’t even Go Here: Outsiders and the hillbilly narrative. A review of the literature on media framing of Appalachians in the modern era.”

2012
Masters Thesis: “The Least of These Brothers and Sisters of Mine: The Megachurch Phenomenon at the Intersection of Poverty, Politics and Income Inequality in Georgia” Dr. Pamela Hunt, Chair.
2010
BS Senior Capstone: “Writing Goodbye to Drugs and Alcohol: Religion and Pro-social Outcomes in Inmate Rehabilitation Programs.” Dr. Lee Michael Johnson, Professor, Department of Criminology

Presentations

2019
Berry, Alana M. “The Queerbilly Working Class: Wars of Position, White Male Supremacy and Getting to Liberation in this Queer American Place?” Appalachian Studies Association

Berry, Alana M. “Who Gets to be a Hillbilly? Media Representations of Appalachia: Continuing Research into Identity” Southern Sociological Society

Berry, Alana M. Panel on Professional Violence and Oppression “How Do We (Not) Talk About Our Own #MeToo Stories in Our Classes?” Sociologists for Women in Society Winter Meeting

Berry, Alana M. “Who Gets to Be a Hillbilly?: Media Representations of Appalachians in Print.” Mid-South Sociology Association Meeting, Birmingham, AL.

2018
Berry, Alana M. “Interdisciplinary Teaching in Introduction to Sociology and the Myth of Objectivity: Teaching after Trump.” Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

2017
Berry, Alana M. “Interdisciplinary Teaching in Introduction to Sociology and the Myth of Objectivity: Teaching after Trump.” Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

2012
Berry, Alana M. “The Work of Deconversion: An Institutional Ethnography Research Proposal.” Mid-South Sociological Association meeting, Mobile, AL.

Berry, Alana M. “The Least of These Brothers and Sisters of Mine: The Megachurch Phenomenon at the Intersection of Poverty, Politics and Income Inequality in Georgia” Mid-South Sociological Association meeting, Mobile, AL.

Berry, Alana M. “The Business of Being Christian: A Post-Modern Perspective on Evangelical Christianity.” Georgia Sociological Association meeting, Decatur, GA.

2010
Berry, Alana M. “The Business of Being Christian: A Post-Modern Perspective on Evangelical Christianity.” Georgia Sociological Association meeting, Decatur, GA.

2009
Berry, Alana M. “Gender and Protestantism: A Content Analysis of Sacred and Secular Music.” Georgia Sociological Association meeting, Atlanta, GA.  

Berry, Alana M. “Gender and Protestantism: A Content Analysis of Sacred and Secular Music.” Social Science Research Day University of West Georgia, GA

Publications

2020
Upcoming chapter, Queering Appalachia. West Virginia University Press.
Upcoming chapter, Queer Rurality. Press TBD

2019
Upcoming, “The Queerbilly Working Class: Wars of Position, White Male Supremacy and Getting to Liberation in this Queer American Place?” Appalink

Ed. [Redacted] CONFRONTING TRANS Antagonism IN the ACADEMY: a digital toolkit. “Transphobia as Scholarship and the Trauma of a College Classroom.” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NxPKUy9cXggZOX8yR72DecS2aV1bIB_TxJPeQR4q1n8/edit?usp=sharing

2018
Berry, Alana M. “I’m From Around Here, Too.” The Activist History Review August https://activisthistory.com/2018/08/20/im-from-around-here-too/   

Workshops and Trainings

2018
European Dissent: Workshop for Anti-racist Whites, NNAF Annual Summit, Chicago, IL
Full-Spectrum Doula Abortion Doula Training
2017
Feminist Pedagogy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2016
FLOC Online Instruction Training, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA
2012
Cohort Training for Online Instruction, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.

Courses Taught
Undergraduate:
Rural Sociology: Appalachia (Spring, 2019)
Constructions of Difference (Fall, 2015)
Introduction to Social Problems (2012-Present)
Introduction to Sociology (2013-Present)
Sociology of Religion (Spring, 2013)
Deviance and Alternative Behavior (Spring, 2013

Service to the Community
Carolina Abortion Fund-Board of Directors, 2019-Present
SCSRA-Social Media Director, 2019-Present
National Network of Abortion Funds Individual Member Cohort, 2018
Carolina Abortion Fund-Healthline Volunteer 2018, Fundraiser
ARC-Southeast-client support, 2018
Magnolia Fund-Board of Directors, 2016
Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network-client support, 2015-present
Magnolia Fund-client support, 2015
Flashpoint Artist Initiative, Leadership Team 2015
Flashpoint Artist Initiative, Funded Artist 2015
Voter registration drives, federal election, 2008
Georgia gubernatorial election, research consultant, 2010

Honors and Awards
Appalachian Studies Association Carl A. Ross Student Paper Award, 2019
University of North Georgia Teaching Excellence Award, 2016
Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society), inducted 2011
Mu Phi Epsilon (International Music Honor Fraternity), inducted 1999

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