Kerie Ann Francis

Kerie Ann Francis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor-in-Residence



Kerie Ann Francis areas of specialization include medical sociology, with a specific emphasis on reproduction, feminist theories of work and motherhood, social movements, symbolic interaction, and qualitative research. Kerie’s classroom work is her true passion, and she has won several awards for teaching at both the departmental and the university levels. 

Recent Courses Taught

  • SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 102 – Contemporary Social Issues
  • SOC 466 – Sociology of Medicine 
  • SOC 421 – Classical Social Theory
  • SOC 438X – The Culture and Politics of Reproduction

Current Research Projects

  • Reproductive Sociology

    This project examines the availability of practitioners and other care-related options to pregnant and childbearing women in the Las Vegas Valley.