Dr. Kevin McCannon

Lecturer and Academic Program Associate
Primary office:
Regnier Hall, RM 370L
Edwards Campus
12610 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213


Areas of Specialization:

Medical Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Inequalities

Kevin (PhD University of Kansas) leads the Sociology Minor at the KU Edwards campus and focuses on teaching. He teaches courses in medical sociology but also teaches a variety of undergraduate courses from social problems to deviance. Kevin is particularly interested in advancing the educational experiences of non-traditional students by creating a more discussion-based and student-centered approach to teaching sociology. His research interests lie at the intersection of politics, health, and inequality.

What are the implications of how advanced welfare states socially organize the responsibility of care for the health of society's most vulnerable people? I use qualitative methods to explore how health policy and politics attends to the normative question of where the location of responsibility of care should lie in society, particularly in an era of right-wing ascendency. I also want to understand how organized interest groups and policymaking structures have shaped health policy at the state level considering the trend of retrenchment and devolution in social policy. In turn, I want to understand how state politics are shaping democracy and the idea of the public in the U.S.​


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