E. Brooke Kelly, Ph.D.


Elizabeth Brooke Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Chair/Professor, Co-Coordinator of Gender Studies Minor

Sampson Academic Building, 212



E. Brooke Kelly has been a Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 2004. She teaches introductory sociology courses and courses on inequalities, poverty, gender, and family. Dr. Kelly has worked with other researchers on college campuses across the Southeast on food insecurity of college students and is the co-editor of the book, Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America’s Poor. She enjoys collaborating with others as a public sociologist, working with students and community partners on community-based research projects. This sort of work is showcased in a more recent co-edited book, Routledge International Handbook of Public Sociology. Dr. Kelly has also served as a fellow and research affiliate of the Rural Policy Research Institute's Rural Poverty Center, which supported her research on rural low-income mothers' efforts to attain and maintain paid employment. As a graduate student at Michigan State University, she worked as a research assistant on a multi-state, longitudinal research project, Rural Families Speak, which aimed to assess the well-being of rural, low-income families.