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Visiting Assistant Professor




Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox is a visiting assistant professor of sociology. Her research interests are in religion, sexuality and family, politics and the law, social movements, conservatism, and hate groups. She has conducted major research projects on Westboro Baptist Church (the subject of her dissertation at the University of Kansas) and Christian financial planning. She enjoys teaching sociology of religion, sociology of sexuality, and methods of social research and has a special place in her heart for introduction to sociology, a course that she thinks can motivate students to be engaged, informed citizens. A native Pennsylvanian, she earned her undergraduate degree at Juniata College, a small liberal arts college in the Allegheny Mountains. She enjoys travel, bluegrass music, and cooking, though not every night. She is also relatively new to Arkansas—so if you have a favorite destination to recommend, please share!