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Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown

Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, Assistant Professor

Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, Assistant Professor
Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, Assistant Professor

Department of  Sociology
668 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-232-8452 |

Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, in the Department of Sociology, and an affiliate of the Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies programs. Her research focuses on representations of black female athletes in the media, as well as the ways social relationships influence healthy eating, over eating, and food choices. She teaches courses such as Race and Racism, Race and Ethnicity, Introduction to African American Studies, and Social Inequality. Her work can be found in the online publication The Shadow League, the South African Review of Sociology, and the Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education.

  • Race/Ethnicity 
  • Gender/Sexuality 
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Food Studies 
  • Black Feminism
  • BA, University of Northern Colorado
  • MA, University of Texas at Austin
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin 
  • American Sociological Association  
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Journal Articles

  • Marteleto, L. J., L. C. D. Gama, M. Dondero, and Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown. “The Weight of Inequality: Socio-economic Status and Adolescent Body Mass in Brazil.” Social Forces, 95, 4, 2017, pp. 1637-1666.
  • Brown, Letisha Engracia Cardoso. Review of “In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport,51, 7, 2016, pp. 886.  
  • Brown, Letisha Engracia Cardoso. “Sporting Space Invaders: Elite Bodies in Track and Field, a South African Context.” South African Review of Sociology, 46, 1, 2015, pp. 7-24.
  • Brown, Letisha Engracia Cardoso. Review of “A Locker Room of Her Own.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50, 7, 2015, pp. 887-889. 
  • Adjepong, L.A., Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, and B. Carrington. “Olympic Games.” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism (2nded.). Cengage Learning, 2013.

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