Kristi Brownfield
Associate Professor of Sociology/Director of Assessment
Technology Center 350


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