Letisha Brown

Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown

Asst Professor

Crosley Tower

A&S Sociology - 0378

Professional Summary

Black Feminism; Sociology of Sport; Sociology of Race and Ethnicity; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Food Studies; Critical Race Feminism; Qualitative Methods 


PhD: University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX, 2018 (Sociology)

MA: University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX, 2012 (Sociology)

BA: University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO, 2010 (Africana Studies )

Research and Practice Interests

Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and an affiliate of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies program at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches courses on social inequality, and race and racism. A Black feminist sociologist, Dr. Brown’s scholarship centers the lived realities of Black women and girls with respect to sports, media, culture, education, and girlhood. Her areas of expertise include the Sociology of Sport, Gender, Race/Racism, Sexuality, Culture, and Qualitative Methods. Her public scholarship can be found at First and Pen.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Butler, J. S., Schmidtke, J., Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, and Bryan Stevens (2022. ) Old Southern Codes in new Legal Bottles? Sexual Harassment, Race, and Masculinity .Race and Social Problems , , More Information

Brown, Letisha Engracia Cardoso (2020. ) Eat to Live, Don’t Live to Eat: Black Men, Masculinity, Food and Faith.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, , 17 (12 ) , More Information

Book Chapter

Brown, Letisha Engracia Cardoso and Foxx, DeShon (2021 ) The Changing Face of Athlete Activism: Hero Today, Pariah Tomorrow? Athlete Activism Contemporary Perspectives .New York, Routledge