kiyona brewster

Kiyona J. Brewster

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Co-Chair of African and African American Studies

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BA: psychology, Bennett College for Women

MA: psychology, University of Connecticut

MA: sociology, Northwestern University;

PhD: sociology, Northwestern University; certificate in gender and sexuality studies from Northwestern University


Kiyona Brewster joined the Centre College faculty as an assistant professor of sociology in 2017. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of race and ethnicity, gender, qualitative methods, family studies, and religion. Brewster’s ongoing research agenda involves understanding how gender and familial roles are defined and produced within predominantly African American Protestant and Evangelical communities of faith. She previously held teaching appointments at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and Triton College in Illinois. 


Classical and Contemporary Social Theory
Race and Ethnicity
Introduction to Gender Studies
Black Women in Contemporary Society
Race, Class, and Gender
Lived Religion in Everyday Life
Crime and Deviance

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