- Associate Professor
Kecia R. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on issues related to the collateral consequences of incarceration, prisoner reentry, women’s imprisonment and racial disparities and crime. Dr. Johnson is the co-director of the Mississippi Food Insecurity Project, which is an interdisciplinary research team that examines food insecurity across the state and works with communities to address issues pertaining to food insecurity and food access. As a result of this work, Dr. Johnson has developed an interest in how food insecurity affects formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Her research has appeared in publications such as the American Journal of Sociology, Youth & Society, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Social Science & Medicine. Dr. Johnson teaches courses on race and crime, gender and crime, policing and criminological theory.