C.V.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY (2021)
Committee Chair: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, Ph.D.

M.A., Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY (2015)

B.A., Social science, Hiram College, Hiram, OH (2012)
Major focus: Communication

POSITIONS HELD
*Currently held

Assistant Research Scientist (Spring 2024)
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

*Assistant Professor of Sociology (2022-24)
Department of Academics, Eastern Gateway Community College

*Division Chair of Sociology, History, and Political Science (2019-24)
Department of Academics, Eastern Gateway Community College

Instructor in Sociology (full time) (2018-22)
Department of Academics, Eastern Gateway Community College
 
Adjunct Lecturer (2017)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, CUNY College of Staten Island
 
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS

Sunderman, Zachary V. 2024. Dilemmas of Allyship: White Anti-Racists and the Challenges of Social Justice. New York: Routledge.

CONFERENCES: PAPERS PRESENTED
 
Sunderman, Zachary V. 2011. “Rhetorical Justice: Bush Administration Fear Appeals and the Justification of Human Rights Violations Committed by the United States.” Presentation at the 75th Annual Meetings of the Ohio Communication Association, panel on “Rhetorical Justice and Tea Party Discourse: Collective Perspectives on the Republican Party,” Findlay, OH, September.

CONFERENCES: AS DISCUSSANT

March 31, 2018. “Authentic Myths, Fabricated Truths, and the Ordering of Society”: Annual Sociology Student Conference, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY. Discussant for panel on “Discourse and Hierarchies in Media."
 
March 31, 2018. “Authentic Myths, Fabricated Truths, and the Ordering of Society”: Annual Sociology Student Conference, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY. Discussant for panel on “Digital Communities: Knowledge and Ideology.”

March 14, 2018. “Peter L. Berger, His Biography and His Sociology: A Memorial Retrospective.” CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. Discussant for presentation “Sociology Meets Biography: Peter Berger and the Social Construction of Both Continuous and Discontinuous Selves” by Eviatar Zerubavel and supplementary paper by Thomas DeGloma.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS & APPEARANCES

“Disrupting Injustice: An Action Plan to Mobilize Social Change Within Psychology.” The New School, New York, NY, April 24, 2018. Invited appearance in this series in conversation with Shanelle Matthews, former Director of Communications for Black Lives Matter, discussing “Black Lives Matter and White Allyship.”

COURSES TAUGHT
*Also designed course

Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC):
        *Introduction to Sociology
        *Social Problems

College of Staten Island:
        *Introduction to Sociology

MEMBERSHIPS & APPOINTMENTS

American Sociological Association (2021-present)
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (2024-present)

Institutional service - Eastern Gateway Community College:
        Completion of Ohio Transfer 36 reports for division courses (2022)
        Hiring committee for full-time faculty member in Political Science (2022)
        Hiring committee for full-time faculty member in Social Work (2022)
        General Education Evaluation Committee (2022-23)
        Completion of Carnegie time-on-task evaluations for division courses (2022)
        Hiring committee for full-time faculty member in Psychology (2021)
        Hiring committee for full-time faculty member in Social Work (2021)
        Hiring committee for Instructional Specialist (2020)
        Hiring committee for Library and Resource Director (2020)
        Committee for designing assessment tool for online adjunct faculty EGCC (2019-20)

HONORS & AWARDS
 
Professional:
        Honored faculty, Eastern Gateway Community College (2023)

Graduate study:
        Prize Fellowship, The New School for Social Research (2015-18)
        High pass, Master's comprehensive examination (2015)

Undergraduate study:
        Summa cum laude
        Alpha Society, Hiram College (2011-12)
        Lambda Pi Eta (Zeta Lambda chapter), National Communication Association (2011-12)
        Top Undergraduate Paper, Ohio Communication Association (2011)

ADDITIONAL WRITINGS (SELECTED)

"America the Troubled" (Public Seminar, November 12, 2016)
"On Dylan Anxiety" (Public Seminar, October 16, 2016)
"The Disability Paradox" (Public Seminar, October 14, 2015)
"The Utopia of Art" (Public Seminar, July 5, 2015)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Trained/experienced in Canvas (as instructor and course designer)
Editor, Public Seminar (2014-18)
Research Assistant, Public Seminar (2013-14)
Contract research work for CoraGroup including collection and analysis of qualitative data (2014)
 
AREAS OF RESEARCH & INTEREST
 
Sociological approaches to selfhood and identity
Sociologies of knowledge and culture
Existential sociology and philosophy
Discourse, rhetoric, semiotics, and hermeneutics
Social movements and politics
Qualitative/interpretive methods

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