051808655b99cdccaf8be0dba183df8b_f19JENNIFER ROGERS-BROWN

Associate Professor of Sociology

B.A., University of California at Irvine

M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara


Jennifer Rogers-Brown joined the LIU Post Department of Sociology & Anthropology in Fall 2010. She teaches courses on inequalities of gender and race, environmental sociology, globalization, and feminism.

After completing her PhD in 2008, she conducted research as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). At CNS she studied gender, public deliberation, and public perceptions of nanotechnology. She continued this research at CNS-UCSB in summer 2011 as a Visiting Researcher. Dr. Rogers-Brown studies gender, technology, and resistance to agricultural technologies in the US and Mexico.

Research Interests

Gender, Globalization, Food Studies, Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Technology and Society, Latin America


  • Rogers-Brown, Jennifer. “More than a War Story: A Feminist Analysis of Doing Dangerous Fieldwork.” In At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge (Advances in Gender Research, Volume 20). Eds. Vasilikie Demos and Marcia Texler Segal. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 2015. (Awarded Emerald Literati AwardOutstanding Author Contribution, article is available free for one year)
  • Rogers-Brown, Jennifer. “The Gendered Ma(i)ze of Globalization.” Feminisms and Ruralities, edited by Barbara Pini, Berit Brandth, and Jo Little. Lexington Books. 2014.
  • Shearer, Christine, Jennifer Rogers-Brown, Karl Bryant, Rachel Cranfill, and Barbara Herr Harthorn. “Power and Vulnerability: Recontextualizing ‘Low-risk’ Views of Environmental and Health Hazards.” Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 21. 2013.
  • Rogers-Brown, Jennifer, Christine Shearer, and Barbara Herr Harthorn. “Different Uses, Different Responses: Exploring Emergent Cultural Values through Public Deliberation.” In The Social Life of Nanotechnology. Eds. Barbara Herr Harthorn and John Mohr. Routledge. 2012.
  • Rogers-Brown, Jennifer and Amy Zader. “Food Security: From the Green Revolution to Nanotechnology.” In Can Technologies Make a Difference in Development? Eds. Rachel Parker and Richard Appelbaum. Routledge. 2012.
  • Harthorn, Barbara Herr, Christine Shearer, and Jennifer Rogers-Brown.  “Risk Perception, Public Participation, and Sustainable Global Development of Nanotechnologies,” In Can Technologies Make a Difference in Development? Eds. Rachel Parker and Richard Appelbaum. Routledge. 2012.
  • Rogers, Jennifer. “Radio and Collective Identity in the 2006 Oaxacan Uprising.” Spaces for Difference: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 2(2). 2011.
  • Rogers, Jennifer. “Maíz y País: Indigenous Mexican Struggles against Biotechnology in Agriculture.” In Cultural Politics in the 21st Century: Global Resistance and Community based Social Movements in the Americas. Eds. Kara Dellacioppa and Clare Weber. Palgrave Macmillan.  2011.
  • Harthorn, Barbara Herr, Jennifer Rogers, and Christine Shearer. “Debating Nanoethics: US Public Perceptions of Nanotech Applications for Energy and Environment.” In Debating Science: Deliberation, Values, and the Common Good. Ed. Dane Scott. Humanity Books. 2011.
  • Rogers-Brown, Jennifer, Christine Shearer, and Barbara Herr Harthorn. “From Biotech to Nanotech: Public Debates about Technological Modification of Food.” Environment & Society 2. 2011.
  • Harthorn, Barbara Herr, Christine Shearer, and Jennifer Rogers. “Exploring ambivalence: Techno-enthusiasm and skepticism in US nanotech deliberations.” In Quantum Engagements: Social Reflections of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies.  Ed. Torben B. Zülsdorf, Christopher Coenen, Arianna Ferrari, Ulrich Fiedeler, Colin Milburn, & Matthias Wienroth.  Amsterdam: IOS Press. 2011.


  • American Sociological Association
  • Eastern Sociological Association
  • Sociologists for Women in Society