Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly Kelly


  • Sociology


  • Professor and Director of Gender Studies


Kimberly Kelly is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Gender Studies at Mississippi State University. She studies the intersections of religion and reproductive politics, specifically abortion activism in the United States. Her previous work addressed the crisis pregnancy center movement, ‘post abortion syndrome,’ and the diffusion of religious ideology into public policy. More recently, she is working on a book project about abortion activism in Mississippi, tentatively titled Bible Belt Abortion: Race and Religion in Mississippi. Her work can be found in academic journals such as Gender & Society, Signs, and Social Science & Medicine. Dr. Kelly teaches courses on gender, religion, stratification, and theory.