Kimberly Kelly

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Associate Professor and Gender Studies Program Director


202 Bowen Hall

University of Georgia


Kimberly Kelly is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Gender Studies. She joined the faculty at Mississippi State University in 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Dr. Kelly studies the intersections of religion and reproductive politics, specifically evangelical anti-abortion activism in the United States. Her current work addresses the crisis pregnancy center movement, ‘post abortion syndrome,’ and the diffusion of religious ideology into public policy. 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.