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Michelle Newton-Francis Assistant Professor Department of Sociology

Degrees
PhD, Sociology, American University
MA, Applied Sociology, Old Dominion University
BS, Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University

Bio
Dr. Newton-Francis is a cultural sociologist whose research focuses on questions related to labor and work. She has worked as an applied sociologist for programs funded by the U.S. Department of Justice including the Cops in Schools and Safe Schools Training programs. Currently, she serves as a legislative fellow at the U.S. House of Representatives working on a wide range of issues related to homeland security, health and human services, and education. Specifically, she has worked on policy related to human capital resources and management of federal law enforcement, anti-racism in higher education, and regulation of synthetic drugs. In the department, she regularly teaches courses on qualitative research methods, structural inequalities, U.S. society, and senior seminar/capstone. Dr. Newton-Francis is honored to serve as the undergraduate advisor.
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
    Member since 1995

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Core Research Areas: Popular Culture; Deviance (with emphasis on stigma); Sociology of Culture; Gender; Cultural Criminology

 

 

Professional Services

Newton-Francis has several years of experience as a research associate.  She recently served as a research associate on the Cops in Schools Training Program which is funded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing at the Department of Justice.

 

Selected Publications