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Jennifer Brown

Associate Professor of Sociology

B.A., University of California at IrvineM.A., Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara


Jennifer Rogers-Brown joined the LIU Post faculty in Fall 2010. She teaches courses on inequalities of gender and race, environmental sociology, globalization, and feminism.

After completing her PhD in 2008, she conducted research as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). At CNS she studied gender, public deliberation, and public perceptions of nanotechnology. She continued this research at CNS-UCSB in summer 2011 as a Visiting Researcher. Dr. Rogers-Brown studies gender, technology, and resistance to agricultural technologies in the US and Mexico.


Gender, Race, Globalization, Environmental Sociology, Technology and Society, Latin America


  • Co-author, “Food Security: From the Green Revolution to Nanotechnology,” published in
  • Can Technologies Make a Difference in Development? (2012).
  • Co-author, “ Constraints on Benefit of New Technologies for the World’s Poor: A View from the North on Fairness,” published in Can Technologies Make a Difference in Development? (2012).
  • Author, “Maíz y País: Indigenous Mexican Struggles against Biotechnology in Agriculture,” published in Cultural Politics in the 21st Century: Global Resistance and Community based Social Movements in the Americas. (2011).
  • Co-author, “Debating Nanoethics: US Public Perceptions of Nanotech Applications for
  • Energy and Environment,” published in Debating Science: Deliberation, Values, and the Common Good. (2011).
  • Co-author, “ From Biotech to Nanotech: Public Debates about Technological Modification of Food,” published in Environment & Society. (2011).
  • Co-author, “Exploring ambivalence: Techno-enthusiasm and skepticism in US nanotech deliberations,” published in Quantum Engagements: Social Reflections of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. (2011).


  • Member, American Sociological Association
  • Member, Eastern Sociological Association
  • Member, Sociologists for Women in Society