Kristi Brownfield

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Kristi Brownfield
Technology Center 350

Associate Professor of Sociology/Director of Assessment


Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


Dr. Brownfield joined the NSU faculty in 2015. Her current research looks at deviance and “bad behavior” in online forums devoted to support networks. She recently has  published articles on depictions of prisons in film and rural policing on television.


Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
OC 281: Socio-Cultural Theory
CJUS/SOC 485: Capstone
**Other courses offered on a rotational basis**


Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Popular culture

New media research methods

Online phenomena


Social psychology, identity, narrative, and deviance