Brittany P. Battle

Assistant Professor

B.A.  University of Delaware, 2009
M.A.  Temple University, 2012
Ph.D. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, 2019

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

Brittany P. Battle



Dr. Brittany P. Battle is a scholar-activist and an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at Wake Forest University. Her research interests include social and family policy, courts, social justice, and carceral logics. She teaches courses on social justice in the social sciences, reimagining the criminal legal system, and courts & criminal procedure. She is currently working on a book manuscript (under contract with NYU Press) titled “They’re Stealing My Opportunity to Be a Father:” The Child Support System and State Intervention in the Family, which examines the carceral logics of the state’s intervention in the family in this system. Her work has also been published in Symbolic InteractionThe Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Sociology, and Contexts. In addition, she is the Co-Principal Investigator on a grant-funded project examining evictions in Forsyth County during the Covid19 pandemic. Dr. Battle is the co-founder of Triad Abolition Project, a grassroots organization based in Winston-Salem, NC, working to dismantle the carceral state, and the Forsyth County Police Accountability & Reallocation Coalition, a collective of grassroots organizations in her area working to defund law enforcement budgets and refund the community. 



SOC 151:  Principles of Sociology
SOC 341:  Criminology
SOC 338:  Courts and Criminal Procedure in the Era of Mass Incarceration
SOC 344:  Social Justice in Theory, Method, and Practice
SOC 390: Defund, Transform, Abolish?: Reimagining Justice

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