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Dr. Alison Mc Letchie
Dr. Alison Mc Letchie

Social SciencesAssistant ProfessorNance Hall 309-O803-813-1377

Alison Mc Letchie

aDr. Alison Mc Letchie is an assistant professor who teaches sociology and anthropology classes and advises students in the Department of Social Sciences at South Carolina State University.


  • 2012, Ph.D., Sociology, University of South Carolina
  • 2003, Certificate, Museum Management, University of South Carolina
  • 2003, M.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina
  • 2000, B.Sc. Psychology, South Carolina State University


Dr. McLetchie started teaching at SCSU in 2019 but she graduated from State in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in psychology. With one exception, she also has taught full-time at HBCUs in South Carolina, and she remains committed to the promise and potential of HBCU educational philosophy.

Research Interests

Race and ethnicity, economic inequality, music and religion. Some of her current projects include a comprehensive ethnography of Catholic Hill, SC, an African-American Catholic community in rural South Carolina, Caribbean Carnivals in the Carolinas, behavioral and sexual health among HBCU students, inclusion and diversity on HBCU campuses and an investigation of Caribbean Catholic music.


Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Problems, The Family, Collective Behavior, Urban Sociology, Social Change, Senior Seminar, Sociology of Education.


  • Bagasra, Anisah, Alison Mc Letchie, and Jonathan Wesley (Eds.). Contribution of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century, ISBN: 13-978-166-843-8145, 2022.
  • Bagasra, Anisah, Alison Mc Letchie and Robin Dease (2021). “Perceptions of COVID-19 in a Sample of Female Clergy: Implications for Theological Understandings of Suffering”. In Kaunda, Longkumer, Ross and Mombo (Eds.) Christianity and COVID-19: Pathways for Faith, ISBN 978-103-212-3455.
  • Bagasra, Anisah, Mc Letchie, Alison and Laufersweiler-Dwyer, Deborah (2021). “Rape myth acceptance among students attending a historically black college (HBCU): implications for intervention design,” Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1898402
  • Mc Letchie, Alison and Nathaniel, Daina. “Celebrating Caribbean-American Identity in the Southeastern US,” Special Issues, Caribbean Studies Across Disciplines, The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 30 (1), Spring 2020.
  • Mc Letchie, Alison. “La Divina Pastora, the Dougla Madonna,” by Sonjah N. Stanley Niaah (Ed.) Of Sacred Crossroads: Cultural Students and the Sacred, Special issue, Open Cultural Studies, Vol. 3 (1), February 2019.
  • Mc Letchie, Alison (2023). “Othering Our Neighbors: Examples of Nativism and Xenophobia in Calypso.” In Sabella O. Abidde, Michael R. Hall, Jose de Arimateia da Cruz (Eds.) Xenophobia and Nativism in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. New York: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781003315292-1
  • Mc Letchie, Alison and Dr. Daina Nathaniel (2023). “Severe Licking: Calypso Considers Domestic Violence.” In Zhang and Scharff Peterson (Eds) International Response to Domestic Violence, Routledge.
  • Bagasra, Anisah, Alison Mc Letchie, and Jonathan Wesley (Eds.) (2022). Contribution of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century, IGI Global.