Dr. Garnett received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993, his M.A. in Sociology from the same school in1987, and his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Vermont in 1980. He was born in Burlington, Vermont during the Eisenhower administration and lived there during the Flatlander Invasion of the 1970s and 1980s. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Marshall University, where he has taught since 1995. He teaches courses in introductory sociology, sociological theory, social movements, and social stratification. In addition, he teaches and researches in the areas of genocide, globalization, and cyberspace. His current research involves a comparative analysis of racial construction in the United States, Brazil, and Colombia.