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Kristin Kenneavy

Kristin KenneavyAssociate Professor of Sociology

Year Joined RCNJ: 2008

Contact Information


  • B.A., Communication, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph. D., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Convening Group:

  • Sociology

Courses Offered:

  • Social Research with Computers
  • Social Statistics with Computers
  • Sociology of Community

Teaching Interest:

  • I believe in teaching that includes an interactive classroom where students are pushed to think critically about sociological concepts and where they learn “real world” skills that can help them on the job market or in future academic endeavors.

Research Interest:

  • Adolescence
  • Sexuality and Sexual Behavior
  • Media Studies
  • Gender
  • Culture
  • Stratification
  • Social Psychology

Recent Publications:

  • L’Engle, K. L., Brown, J. D., and Kenneavy, K. (2006) The Mass Media are an Important Context for Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36(3), 186-192.
  • Brown. J. D., L’Engle, K. L., Pardun, C. J., Guo, G., Kenneavy, K., and Jackson, C. (2006) Sexy Media Matter: Exposure to Sexual Content in Music, Movies, Television, and Magazines Predicts Black and White Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior. Pediatrics, 117(4), 1018-1027.


  • Interests in distance running, politics
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