Dr. Ann Johnson

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Dr. Ann Johnson

Dr. Ann Johnson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Johnson's CV

  • PhD, Southern Illinois University
  • MS, Illinois State University
  • BA, Eastern Illinois University

Teaching and Research Interests

Sociology of

  • sport,
  • body and embodiment,
  • gender,
  • qualitative methods, and
  • criminology. 

Courses Taught

  • HON 133: Honors Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 133: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 300: Social Theory
  • SOC 338: Criminology
  • SOC 445: Media and Crime
  • SOC 480: Gender and Sport
  • SOC 480: Sociology of the Body


Dr. Ann Johnson joined the faculty at Murray State University in the Fall of 2019. Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation focusing on gender dynamics at CrossFit is titled: “Prescribing Difference: Masculinity and Femininity at CrossFit.” Dr. Johnson received her M.S. in sociology from Illinois State University and her B.A. from Eastern Illinois University, majoring in sociology and minoring in Spanish.

Student Organizations

Dr. Johnson is the faculty co-advisor for Murray State's Students of Sociology Club. The Students of Sociology club is a registered student organization providing service opportunities for students, through fundraising and service work, learning experiences that will be educationally illuminating and is an organization for students who are interested in sociology. The club is open to not only sociology majors or minors but to any MSU student interested in sociology. If you are interested in joining the Students of Sociology Club, please contact Dr. Johnson at ajohnson139@murraystate.edu

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