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Brittany Anne Chozinski, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Moye Hall, Room 203

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Violence, Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ Studies, Critical Criminology, Sociology of Medicine, Classical Social Theory, Community-Based Research, and Qualitative Research.

Teaching Philosophy

My dedication to student-centered education is evidenced in empowering students to become socially responsible, autonomous thinkers by stressing their individual role and responsibility in collective discourse. I exercise transparency in teaching and learning through contextualization, meaningful assessments tied to course objectives, skill set and grading criteria delineation, and competency building over time through intentional sequence. Within a context of social learning that includes group projects, problem-based activities, simulations, service learning, and group discussions, I position myself as co-learner and facilitator. Doing so prompts students to reflect on their own learning experiences, recognizing the necessity of diverse voices in transformative learning, and taking responsibility for their own learning through student-driven exploration. An education founded in the liberal arts tradition and enhanced by discovery through early research involvement crafts students into autonomous thinkers with the skill set to impact the world beyond the classroom.

Outside Interests

I have a passion for black and grey tattoos, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga.  You'll usually find me training in the gym. I'm also very involved in non-profit work serving survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

Brittany Chozinski



  • Flashman Foundation Grant


  • PhD - Sociology, the New School for Social Research
  • Master of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Master of Philosophy - Sociology, the New School for Social Research
  • Auditing Student, The National War College of the National Defense University
  • Master of Arts - Sociology, the New School for Social Research
  • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, Marymount Manhattan College