Graduate Student Directory
Department of Sociology
University of South Carolina
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Zackery Butler has taken a non-traditional course into graduate school. He was a 19 Delta Cavalry Scout in the United States Army, where he served on a Special Operations Task Force during Operation Iraq Freedom II. After his military service, while working for the United States Postal Service, he completed his B.A. in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and then his M.A. in Sociology at Fayetteville State University, where he served as the graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate quantitative social sciences courses. His research there included a comparative historical analysis of the role of religion in the development of Pakistan and India, and a quantitative project that analyzed development indicators and levels of religious homogeneity across 157 countries. He also worked extensively for the United States Census Bureau on the last decennial census. His research interests are in the areas of macro sociology, historical/comparative sociology, demography, religion, human development, and the autonomy of women in society. At the University of South Carolina, he is a PhD. Candidate in the specialty area of Population and Health. He has worked as a teaching assistant for Dr. Barry Markovsky, as a teaching and research assistant for Dr. Caroline Hartnett, and as a research assistant for Dr. Douglas Anderton. He currently teaches “Introduction to Sociology” here at USC. He has been a member and presented his work at the conferences of the North Carolina Sociological Association, as well as the Mid-South Sociological Association, and is currently a member of the American Sociological Society, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Social Science History Association, and the Southern Sociological Association.