Brittany P. Battle

Brittany P. Battle
Assistant Professor

B.A.  University of Delaware
M.A.  Temple University
Ph.D. Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Telephone: (336) 758-3703
Office: 004F Kirby Hall


Brittany Battle



Dr. Battle’s research interests include social and family policy, poverty and (un)deservingness, conceptualizations of family and parenthood, courts (criminal and family), and culture and cognition. Her work has been funded by the Ford Foundation, American Sociological Association, and Sociologists for Women in Society and been published in Symbolic Interaction and The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Sociology. She is currently working on a book project, “They’re Stealing My Opportunity to Be a Father:” State Intervention in the Family in the Child Support System, which examines the experiences of parents involved in the U.S. child support system using courtroom observations, interviews, and analysis of cultural artifacts. She earned a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in Sociology in 2019 and an M.A. in African American Studies from Temple University in 2012.



SOC 151:  Principles of Sociology
SOC 341:  Criminology